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10-26-2010, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by TBLfan View Post
Gaborik got his skates sharpened twice last season.

If you're dulling them, you need a shallower hollow. I go a long time without sharpening my skates also, I just keep hitting it with a honing stone. I think I average 15-25 hours between sharpenings on FBV.
That's because his idol/BFF Pavol Demitra never sharpened his skates

Oh, and when it comes to the honing stone, do yourself a favor and order a pair of Miracle Stones. They're much finer grit and more consistent than the cheap ones at the rink (which won't actually hone but scratch your blades), plus they come with a leather case. Remember to get a pair.

Last edit, I promise...I got an original copy of Howie Meeker's hockey book, where he also sees no need for frequent sharpenings and recommends the stone.

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