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05-10-2010, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by donGjohnson View Post
You said "I've only been skating", not, "I've only been ice skating". Obviously, if you were a very high level roller player, it could translate much quicker.

Most likely, it's a bad or dull edge. Whenever I run into this problem, it's a sign my skates haven't been sharpened in way too long. It could also possibly be a boot that is too soft for your weight (if you're a very big guy and it happens on both feet) or even bad ice. A mismounted holder could cause it, but it's unlikely you would only experience this problem as a result.
When I switched from Bauer to Graf's (Wide) I began to have the boot hitting the ice problem as well. My guess is you're used to the higher rollerblade chassis and will just take some time to get used to the different height.

My advice is to bend your knees a little more as you turn. It will allow your feet to spread out a little more so you don't have to lean into the turn so much.

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