Thread: Skate Issue
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03-03-2009, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by deangamblin View Post
99% of the time it's not the skates problem, it's usually the player. It's all about technique.
That's not necessarily true. I've sharpened skates and taught hockey programs for a living and it certainly could be a bad sharpening.

If you are on one foot and your rear-outside edge is sliding, it is likely a bad sharpening. Look down the hollow of the skate blade from the back as well as the front. If either edge is lower than the other, then it's a bad sharpening. I'm guessing your left skates rear outside edge is sharpened bad. I've been skating for 25 years and a bad sharpening makes me feel like I'm a beginner again.

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