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03-30-2010, 11:12 PM
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Nothing As It Seems
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Originally Posted by ean View Post

Whether your tongues are in or out, flopped or not flopped- your ankle support is basically the same. But with your tongues out and flopped you'll get the most forward movement possible which lets you get lower AND skate faster. The fact that you look better is just a bonus.
True enough about the ankle support but the bolded section is a myth. If flopping the tongue gave you equal support but allowed you to skate faster, don't you think everyone would do it? It's simply a comfort/style preference. It has no effect on how fast you can skate. I have worn my tongues out as a youth and switched to wearing them in and it has certainly not effected my speed in the slightest, most insignificantly marginal way at all. It is simply a matter of personal preference. There are no pros or cons.

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