Columbus and Chicago
Wednesday was the day I stepped onto the ice with a new brand of boot in years. Joe did a great job in mounting the blades, and no adjustments were necessary. I skated a clean program except for sal, but a smooth and welcome transition it was. My feet and ankles are happy, and for the first time in a long time the boots didn’t have to be cut out, rolled, sewn back together to adjust for feet issues. Hopefully the Jacksons will last and new pairs will be just as good!
As always, when you have something else to focus on other than jumps, new skates, I skated very well in the Columbus show. I was bummed that my muscles seemed to be a bit leaky and not pumped up as much. So the next show in Chicago I took the valves out, readjusted the balloons, and WHABAAM!!! Massive muscles that stayed inflated the whole time! On this show however, I did feel a bit off in the boots, top a bit loose, bottom a bit tight...and the last double axel landed and then I hopped around in a 360 with my hand down...almost like a staccato solo death spiral. I laughed, the audience laughed...so it was all good. Of for another break again!