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In 1865, Jackson Haines, a famous American skater, developed the two-plate, all metal blade. The blade was attached directly to Haines’ boots. The skater became famous for his new dance moves, jumps and spins. Haines added the first toe pick to skates in the 1870s, making toe pick jumps possible.

-Mary Bellis, About.com

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