Skating = Shins about to explode [PLEASE HELP]
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04-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Join Date: May 2008
I know bumping this may be bad but I just wanted to give my experience.
I usually skate with a 7/16ths of a 100/50 FBV, and changed to a 5/8ths or a 90/75. I have felt immense pain in my shins, almost to the point of being unable to skate.
I was told that it is because your muscles are used to a certain level of support that the blade offers and that by going to such a big difference in blade hollow will make your legs feel like it is not getting the support and instead counteract by using muscles that you previously didn't need to for that purpose, or that strenuously. It is like a new work out, and will take time to get used to it without pain.
Easiest solution for me will be to go back to my previous hollow as it wasn't bad, I just wanted to try something new.
Hope this helps anyone - this page is the first on google on this topic and wanted to give some information.
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