As I have been hinting in several of my recent blog posts, there have been a few recent developments as far as both my skating and sewing lives go. Mostly in the form of new toys. Last year, my readers may recall, I did a large multi-part series analyzing my switch from Atlas to Roll … More Skating Update: A Comparison of the Roll Line Dance and Energy Plates
So way back at Nationals (a few months ago) I ordered some new skating boots. After years of skating I have come to find that Harlick is my preferred boot brand – for me, it just fits. No amount of nagging, pandering, berating, or insulting from the peanut gallery is going to change my mind on that … More New Boots!
Although I have already done an extensive number of in-depth posts on my transition to Roll Line plates, I thought I should do a more general post for my skating equipment series. *Disclaimer* I want to state that all of my reviews are opinions formed based on personal experience and are not meant to be … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Plates
Since my sewing has been completely focused on skating costumes for others recently, I have very little to show, I thought I would continue my Skate Equipment review series so that I at least have *something* to talk about. My plan is to do a weekly skate-part review post until I have covered a majority … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Bearings
I did a fair bit of talking about skate equipment this past year as I documented my transition from Atlas Plates to Roll Line Plates (and something of a transition back on my loop skates). I thought it might be fun to do something of a series on skating equipment and the options available. Since … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Wheels
Subtitles for this post run along the lines of “The Grass is Not Always Greener” or “Trust Your Instincts.” Throughout my original posts on switching skating equipment from Atlas to Roll Line plates, I was constantly whining about my loop skates feeling not quite right. And, for the most part, though I was trying different … More Fancy Italian Footwear, Part XI
Well, when I started on this merry journey, I hadn’t planned on making it a 10-part post, but I guess that’s how long it took. I FINALLY have a happy combination in my loop skates that has lasted me more than a few days of practice, and on multiple floor conditions. After about two days … More Fancy Italian Footwear, Part X