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OpenIceHit42 05-31-2011 07:58 PM

Skate sharpening..What cut do you use?
 
Just wondering what cut everyone uses? I use 1/2" regular.

The Tikkanen 05-31-2011 08:20 PM

X6. When I went back to 7/16 on a regular machine I felt like I was skating in quick sand.

kr580 05-31-2011 08:23 PM

11/16"

trtaylor 05-31-2011 08:28 PM

I was at 5/8". Was working my way towards 3/4 but ended up switching to 100/50 FBV.

adaminnj 05-31-2011 08:31 PM

9/16 on a 25-50 profile.

motalar 05-31-2011 08:42 PM

5/8" for me.

cptjeff 05-31-2011 08:49 PM

1/2".

The Spicy Shrimp 05-31-2011 09:30 PM

7/8.

Frankie Spankie 05-31-2011 09:32 PM

I don't know the numbers, I do ask for them very sharp though, whatever number that is.

esuhock22 05-31-2011 09:33 PM

5/8" for me.

AIREAYE 05-31-2011 10:06 PM

I've played with everything from 5/8 to 7/16 and 100/50 FBV, currently in 1/2

adaminnj 05-31-2011 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frankie Spankie (Post 33341266)
I don't know the numbers, I do ask for them very sharp though, whatever number that is.

very sharp most places is 1/2"

AIREAYE 05-31-2011 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adaminnj (Post 33341947)
very sharp most places is 1/2"

actually from experience, the standard cut is 1/2... 'sharp' would be 3/8

nullterm 05-31-2011 10:39 PM

5/8"

Once I didn't ask and got a 3/8". Holy heck, it was like I forgot how to skate.

SenzZen 05-31-2011 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nullterm (Post 33342534)
5/8"

Once I didn't ask and got a 3/8". Holy heck, it was like I forgot how to skate.

Should have stayed on and rode it out.

3/8" with Fastrax for me :yo:

nullterm 05-31-2011 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SenzZen (Post 33343086)
Should have stayed on and rode it out.

Nah, I play more D lately and I like 5/8" better for backwards and pivoting on the move.

Pog Form 05-31-2011 11:56 PM

5/8"

ktang 06-01-2011 02:38 AM

1 1/4".

Stanello 06-01-2011 03:01 AM

3/8ths but I'm only 125lbs...

Gunnar Stahl 30 06-01-2011 03:05 AM

1/2 inch

honestly, i hate when people come in and ask me to sharpen a skate at 7/16 for a 12 year old 110 lb kid. most of the time the ice surface would affect the way you cut in more than that

Placebo Effect 06-02-2011 05:01 AM

100/50 Fbv

JLHockeyKnight 06-02-2011 08:33 AM

I usually do 1/2" but I'm thinking of going back to 5/8".

MeltingPlastic 06-02-2011 09:59 AM

been 5/8 since i can remember

Trevor3 06-02-2011 10:04 AM

I go to the stadium and pass them to guy who sharpens skates and say "Sharpen 'em". Shortly thereafter, he hands me back my skates and I pass him $4.

I have no clue what the measurement or dimensions or whatever you call it are. I was in grade 12 before I found out you can get different cuts, and that was only because I had them sharpened out of town and the guy doing it asked me how I wanted them done, I said sharp and he gave me a confused look.

Even after 10 years of playing hockey you learn new things.

Pog Form 06-02-2011 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trevor3 (Post 33373891)
I go to the stadium and pass them to guy who sharpens skates and say "Sharpen 'em". Shortly thereafter, he hands me back my skates and I pass him $4.

I have no clue what the measurement or dimensions or whatever you call it are. I was in grade 12 before I found out you can get different cuts, and that was only because I had them sharpened out of town and the guy doing it asked me how I wanted them done, I said sharp and he gave me a confused look.

Even after 10 years of playing hockey you learn new things.

I had no idea about different cuts until I started posting here a few years ago.


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