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CaptBrannigan 03-19-2010 10:38 PM

Flat Bottom V: Sharpener's Perspective
The shop I'm at will be getting the capability soon, any tips/advice from those who are already sharpening blades with this system? I plan on reading all the instructions obviously when it arrives and have bene doing some research already, just wondering if anyone out there has learned some of those tricks that only experience teaches. Thanks. :)

Placebo Effect 03-19-2010 10:45 PM

You should probably check out thread on MSH - http://www.modsquadhockey.com/forums...howtopic=42307

cmdrdredd 03-20-2010 06:26 PM

From what I understand the technique is basically the same as a traditional hollow but the LHS will charge a bit more for a Flat Bottom Grind vs a traditional grind because the wheel does not last as long and it's considered more of a premium service.

Many skaters in my area switched to the FBV and have not looked back.

DogFoodEnforcer 03-20-2010 07:54 PM

sorry to sound like a newb guys,

but what are the pros/cons of the flat bottom v?

Pierre Gotye 03-20-2010 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by DogFoodEnforcer (Post 24618544)
sorry to sound like a newb guys,

but what are the pros/cons of the flat bottom v?

I don't see any real cons. Your stride is a bit easier, and you have less friction between your edges. You can also turn/stop slightly easier, and it seems your cut lasts longer.

cmdrdredd 03-20-2010 11:07 PM

Cons? What cons? You can have the glide of a 2" with the bite of a 3/8.

DogFoodEnforcer 03-21-2010 03:00 PM

well then wtf!?

looks like im out to go find a local shop that can give me this cut!!!

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