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« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2009, 10:13:26 PM »

you are very lucky, any fall regardless from horses or dance floor can be quite dangerous..
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« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2009, 10:43:38 PM »

Tried the mineral oil trick tonight at a social dance and it worked a treat.

We were two tables full, we all used it; people who hadn't used it were complaining bitterly about the slippery floor, so I assume it had no discernable impact on the floor, just on the shoes.

The same group has been going to this particular dance floor for several weeks, so again, no lasting impact on the floor from what we could determine.
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« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2009, 12:55:01 AM »

mineral oil OK will try that after I finish my bottom of castor oil....that has also worked well, but having said that my shoes  may not be that good especially one pair  which are not high quality, the soles are inferior suede and they don't look so crash hot. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2009, 08:22:21 AM »

DP's BF broke his wrist falling over yesterday.  Sad
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« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2009, 09:57:56 AM »

DP's BF broke his wrist falling over yesterday.  Sad

on the dance floor?
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« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2009, 11:45:24 AM »

DP's BF broke his wrist falling over yesterday.  Sad

on the dance floor?

I didn't see.
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« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2009, 07:45:20 PM »

Is he a competitor in a dance or just watching the dance? was it due to the floor being slippery?....not good either way...very painful wish him well
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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2009, 10:59:19 PM »

Is he a competitor in a dance or just watching the dance? was it due to the floor being slippery?....not good either way...very painful wish him well

He dances Open Standard and New Vogue.

Floor was actually quite nice on saturday.
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« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2009, 09:47:51 PM »

ok what about a floor that is sticky, what options do you use then...put talc on your shoes?
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« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2009, 08:40:27 AM »

learn to dance on sticky floors.  by that I mean dance so that the floor does not matter
A sticky floor has advantages in that it forces you to use excellent ballance and footwork...
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« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2009, 08:07:46 PM »

I find that it hurts my knees terribly so then I must be using the wrong part of my leg to turn...I find that my foot sticks longer than it should...
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« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2009, 09:42:15 PM »

looks diagnostic for some problem - though I have no idea what it is... perhaps TD will stop by, I'm sure he would have an idea
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« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2009, 10:06:57 PM »

learn to dance on sticky floors.  by that I mean dance so that the floor does not matter
A sticky floor has advantages in that it forces you to use excellent ballance and footwork...

I thought slippery floor really forces you to use excellent balance.  Roll Eyes
Easier to slip and fall over if not on balance. Geez do I have plenty of experience in the department.  Tongue
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« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2009, 10:55:47 PM »

well, they both do - if your ballance is off on a sticky floor you can find nothing under you just as fast as on a slippery one ...
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« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2009, 07:44:17 PM »

If you have a sticky floor then you are forced to really use the "walking" action more. You will not be able to slide therefore you have to walk. You will also have to decrease the foot pressure on the free foot.  Smiley

Surprise........you have to walk to deal with it.
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