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10-19-2010, 02:01 PM
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Add the rocker into overall confusion.
Proper rocker may get you the perfection of speed and control you are looking for. Or it could screw everything up for you.

The flatter the blade (from hill to toes) the less is the rocker. The more cut from hill and toes areas taken the bigger the rocker. Rocker will allow you to turn with ease without sacrificing the speed that come with shallow hollow of your blade. Mark Messier used to sharpen his skates at 1" hollow radius. That is something only goalies do, cause they can't tolerate any significance of "bite". But Mark had blades cut with big rocker. That allowed combo of speed and agility.

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