Finally got new Coronation Ace blades a few days ago after my old Pattern 99's were put out to pasture (about time, too since they were completely flat). Obviously, changing to a different profile blade takes some getting used to, but having deep edges and control again is very nice. There is one drawback. My forward spins have gone on vacation. Back scratch, which was always hit and miss with me, is nice and centered. I can't seem to hook my forward spin entrance properly, though.
Got the blades adjusted this morning and while that did help, I still start the spin by doing a twizzle and then get it centered. Not sure if that's just me not being used to my fwd rocker or if there's still an issue with blade placement. Will skate again Sat & Sunday, so hopefully I can figure out whether that's me or the blade by then. Any ideas what else I could do to test this? Forward edges, straight lines, three turns, power pulls & all other MITFs I tried this morning (for a grand total of 5 mins while I was testing the new blade position) all felt fine.