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03-31-2010, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Zetterqvist24 View Post
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.
Bingo. Ankle support and forward flexion are only affected by the number of eyelets used and how tight you tie your skates, all of which happens below where a tongue is either flopped or not. It does not have any impact on speed.

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