I think I need to switch back to my 7-ft rocker blades. Since getting the skates with 8 ft rocker blades, I still can't do everything I could do on the 7 ft ones, and seem to have gone backwards instead of progressing. Tonight I took off my skates and put the old ones on (boots are the same type and size)., went back on the ice, tried to do some 3-turns and mohawks. It was so much easier. So I will talk to the skate guy Monday about switching the blades (the "old" ones have only been sharpened like 6 times). I think my skating will improve as soon as I adjust back to the blades. Has anyone else had to switch back to an old blade when the new ones turned out to be more of a problem than a help?