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10-16-2013, 10:12 AM
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mistrhanky
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Superfeet for outside edges help?

Ok... that title sucked but here is the deal. I have been skating for about a year, and I am ok at it... but my outside edges are basically non-existent. I am a big guy, with old, cranky, surgery scarred knees so I am a bit untrusting in them sometimes and really have to focus on my kneebend and such. I think a side effect of that is really trusting those outside edges to hold correctly.

Anyway, I have been working with a coach and she notices that I constantly fight my edges. Even when I try to lean over on them, my body constantly tries to fight back and it puts me on the center of the blade and not the edge. I am a bit knock kneed(opposite of bow legged) and she has suggested that I might try superfeet inserts to alter how my skates fit on the foot to encourage a more center/outside feel in the foot. That is may help move that balance point.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

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