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09-03-2010, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by madmutter View Post
272mm-263mm=9mm. Thats less than 3/8". This is a very small difference that you will adjust to in time and it is highly unlikely that this is the cause of the difference in skating ability from one pair of skates to the other. If your old skates were just as good as your current skates why did you replace them? Unless they are identical and the only difference is the blade length, why have you isolated this one factor as the cause? I doubt that blade length is something that most people give a thought to, including high level players.
3/8" is a huge deal in hockey... You don't go from 3/4" hollow to 1" hollow and not notice a difference.

Regardless, if you get these skates, just have your sharpener (hopefully one that knows what he's doing) profile your steel to 11'. That will give you considerably more steel to balance on while skating backwards.

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