What skate sharpening should I get?

What skate sharpening should I get?

You can get your skates sharpened anywhere from 1/8th of an inch to one inch. 1/8th would be the sharpest, and one inch would be the least sharp. The majority of pros use something with a shallower hollow, but preference does widely vary.

What skate sharpening does McDavid use?

Tydan Performance Blades
Connor McDavid uses custom Tydan Performance Blades.

What is the difference between 1 2 and 5/8 skate sharpening?

The profile is changed by altering the amount of blade contact a specific blade will have. Glide and bite are determined by the amount of blade cutting into the ice. 1/2 inch is our standard hollow, a 3/8 would provide more bite, a 5/8 would provide less bite.

What is the best skate sharpening for speed?

The 1/2″ radius would be our typical recommendation because it is the perfect blend of “glide” and “bite.” Some players opt for the 3/8″ cut, but you are definitely sacrificing some “glide,” which can in turn affect your overall speed on the ice.

Do NHL players use flat bottom V?

One of the first NHL teams to be using the flat bottom v skate sharpening method was the St. Louis blues, now over 20 NHL teams are using this method, quite a bold statement for a technique that just took off at the beginning of the year!

How often should goalies sharpen their skates?

about every 6-8 hours
It is also important to have your blades sharpened regularly—about every 6-8 hours of practice or game time is ideal.

Do NHL players profile their skates?

In them, players are outfitted with different models of blades with specific profiles – the shape in which the blade is milled – and varying sharpening depths.

Are figure skates sharp?

Figure skates are sharpened with very different goals than hockey skates. NEVER have them done by one of those automatic machines you find in some rinks. Figure skates are ground with a “hollow” in the bottom (to give them those “edges” you hear so much about).

How much does it cost to sharpen skates?


Skate Sharpening (hockey player or goalie skates) $9.00/pr (incl. GST)
Skate Sharpening (Flare Blades) NOT OFFERED
Skate Profiling – Custom (re-sharpening included) $42.00/pr (incl. GST)
Rivets (steel or copper), or Eyelets $5.00 flat labor fee plus $1.00/ea steel rivets AND $1.50/ea copper rivets OR eyelets

Is Flat Bottom V better?

Many players, minor league and NHL alike are claiming that the flat bottom V feels like your are gliding on top of the ice, allows you to glide longer, allows you to turn easier, and skaters will not fatigue as fast because it takes less energy to skate. …

Is it good to sharpen ice hockey skates?

While sharp skates improve performance, dull blades chatter, cause you to wobble out of control, pull to one side or prevent you from executing a tight turn. In this ice hockey skate sharpening guide, we tell you when to fix your skates, how to pick the right edge radius and potential sharpening issues.

What’s the radius of a WISSOTA skate sharpener?

From grade school math you may remember that a 2″ circle will have a 1″ radius, a 1″ circle will have a 1/2″ radius, a 3/4″ circle will have a 3/8″ radius, etc… The diamond dresser tool on your Wissota 911 Machine will dress (shape) the face of your grinding wheel to the curvature shape of any radii between 1/4” and 1 1/4”.

How often do hockey players sharpen their blades?

This is a very personal call. Some players will sharpen very frequently, such as every 2-3 hours of ice time, while others go for an entire season without sharpening. If you’re unsure of where to start, try getting them sharpened after 10 hours of ice time, and then adjust as you feel is necessary.

Why do you use Sparx on hockey skates?

A clean and smooth finish on the bottom of the skate blade contributes to a frictionless glide of the skate on the ice. A rough surface creates more friction and creates less speed. The Sparx Radius & FIRE rings provide 16 different hollow options.

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