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Zach M

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Shoe Slide
« on: July 05, 2007, 04:29:27 PM »
Just wondering what everone uses for slide.  I have dexter shoes, and just wondering if not enough slide can cause problems.  I squeek a lot at the approach.  thanks for all responces,

Zach

 

dizzyfugu

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Re: Shoe Slide
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 02:07:21 AM »
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Just wondering what everone uses for slide.  I have dexter shoes, and just wondering if not enough slide can cause problems.  I squeek a lot at the approach.  thanks for all responces,

Zach


I suppose you have the simpel models with fixed soles on both shoes, leather sole and rubber heel? If so, the best tip I can give is to use a true "heel-toe" step and concentrate to put more weight on your toes/sole area during your sliding step. But that's not easy and need training. Maybe an investment into a pair with interchangeable soles and heels is another option, e. g. with a leather heel pad to promote slide. It is also a definite step up from the simple shoes, since the interchangeable sole and heel system (of any manufacturer) can be agreat help in balance at the foul line.
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Zach M

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Re: Shoe Slide
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 11:37:45 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  I actually do have the interchangable soles.  I have the Dexter SST 6s.  So most of you use the softer heals that slide more?  Wow, mine right now is the rubber one with ridges...   Thanks,

Zach

shelley

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Re: Shoe Slide
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 11:56:11 AM »
Tour Ultras (possibly some others) come with a cleated sole that has sections you can customize with stickier or slipperier pads depending on where you're sticking or sliding too much.

You can also use the cleats without the cleat sole for more slide than you know what to do with.  There's so little contact with the lane, if you stick it's because you've nailed your foot to the floor.

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Re: Shoe Slide
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 12:01:53 PM »
With Dexter SST 6s there are red carpeted heels...#7 and grey felt soles #10.

If you aren't iceskating by then I don't know how to get more slide.

I can almost never use that combination unless I rough up the #10 sole cross wise very vigourously (making it in essence a #9).

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Re: Shoe Slide
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 03:25:36 PM »
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I have knee problems from time to time caused by sticking on the approach.
I also have Dexters, with interchangable soles, and I purchased the felt soles for maximum slide...has really lessened the pressure on my knee.
It may take you a little while to feel comfortable with the extra slide though.
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I have a question to your response.

Do you feel less pain or problems with sliding more? I have found out that since I came back from Reno I will need double knee replacement in the future and would rather delay that. I use the deerskin sole on my tour ultras and wondered if changing to a chrome or felt would help my knee in the long run?

Thanks
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