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    Exclamation Blast From the Past Still Relevant! Re-release of Vinson's Primer of FS!!!

    Ohhh, goodie, goodie! I just did a google search and discovered that Maribel Vinson Owen's book, Primer of Figure Skating (written under her maiden name Maribel Y. Vinson) which I thought was still out-of-print has just been re-released by Barnes and Noble. Our figure skating gifts runneth over this season!!! I have a copy of the first edition. I'll be back later with some very prescient quotes from this book! Maribel's book educates and entertains us on the basics of figure skating, in addition to being a historical and cultural document. Everyone who loves or competes in figure skating NEEDS to read this book and to reference it often.

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prim...=9781494050900

    Also available on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Primer-Figure-.../dp/1163699128

    And on alibris: http://www.alibris.com/Primer-of-Fig...n/book/5330750

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    It is wonderful that the late Mrs. Vinson Owen left this amazing legacy behind for her sport. ♥

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    wow, our literary cup runneth over this xmas. god bless us, everyone.
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    A great quote by Vinson on pages 3-4 of the first edition:

    A figure skater, even though a champion, is literally no better than his mastery of the primary edges. One of my instructors used to say, 'Show me how you do a forward edge (the first in figure skating) and I will tell you just how good a skater you are.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    A great quote by Vinson on pages 3-4 of the first edition:

    A figure skater, even though a champion, is literally no better than his mastery of the primary edges. One of my instructors used to say, 'Show me how you do a forward edge (the first in figure skating) and I will tell you just how good a skater you are.'
    Wow. This about gave me chills. How simple and yet how so hard to do for many ELITE skaters in this age when it comes to their primary edges!

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