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07-22-2008, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by predfan24 View Post
Thanks for all the input guys. I'm gonna take them to my local LHS next week and see if I can work with them. From what it sounds like I want to go either 5/8 or 1/4. Honestly I have no idea what I was skating on. It took me awhile to get used to it but once I did I loved it and honestly could tell a HUGE difference last night when I was skating. I was always the guy who just took his skates to get sharpened the "regular" way. I didnt realize it could make such a big difference. Thanks again guys
Oh, so you liked it? I was under the impression that you didn't like it. My bad.

There's a massive difference between 1/4 and 5/8 though. If you liked how it 'bit' the ice, you don't want 5/8.

Here's a guideline:

1/4 - Very Deep Cut - Really digs/bites in the ice
5/16 -
3/8 -
7/16 -
1/2 -
9/16 -
5/8 -
11/16 -
3/4 -
7/8 -
1 - Very shallow/flat cut - Glides on the ice, as opposed to digging

Generally speaking, smaller players like a deep cut, and heavier/taller players like a shallower cut. Like I said though, that's just generally...there is exceptions; Paul Coffey, who isn't a big guy, skated on a 1'' hollow.

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