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windycity 11-11-2012 08:42 PM

Skate Sharpening Stones
 
Apologies if already a thread on this but does anyone use skate sharpeners between having their skates sharpened professionally? I've heard that they can prolong the time needed to go between pro sharpenings but I have zero experience with them. If they are good, any recommended brands/models?

Thanks!

ean 11-11-2012 09:47 PM

Do you mean a hone? Yes they are used by a lot of people. They wont exactly sharpen your skates per se, but can help remove certain burs or nicks.

windycity 11-12-2012 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ean (Post 55703445)
Do you mean a hone? Yes they are used by a lot of people. They wont exactly sharpen your skates per se, but can help remove certain burs or nicks.

Yup that's what I mean. Is it worth getting one?

Jarick 11-12-2012 10:58 AM

I have two of these, and recommend them highly: Miraclestone

A lot of the cheap stones at the hockey shops are rocks with sandpaper glued on them. They will scratch the hell out of your skates. The Miraclestone is a true whet stone which removes the burrs. And they are cheap.

I don't like sharp skates so I usually only get them sharpened every 2-3 months. I will use the Miraclestone maybe once a month if that. I'm lazy.

ean 11-12-2012 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by windycity (Post 55710117)
Yup that's what I mean. Is it worth getting one?

They are not bad to have around and cost less than 10$ usually, so I'd say they're worth it. Usually someone in the locker room has one, though.

They also make something called a "sweet stick", you may check those out.

JR97 11-12-2012 11:32 AM

I've got a sweet stick. It doesn't sharpen per se. What it does is sort of fold in the edges. It's saved my butt a few times. Just last week I must have stepped on something because I had no inside edge at all on one of my skates. A couple of swipes with the sweet stick between periods gave me an edge back. A buddy of mine hasn't had his sharpened in probably 9 months and just keeps using my sweet stick. He's not exactly the most deft of skaters so it's all the same to him, I guess.


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