How do you get the tongue of your skate to flop around?
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03-30-2010, 11:12 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New York
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Whether your tongues are in or out, flopped or not flopped- your
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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