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12-21-2010, 01:56 PM
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How do you handle soft ice?

I play in a league where the arena has some soft ice. For a while I thought it might have been my skates, but then heard others with the same complaint, and also recently skated on other rinks with good ice prior to the rink I play at and could feel a definite difference. The skates don't have the same 'bite' on turns. I normally get them sharpened at 7/16 and that works great at other rinks with good ice. So is the answer for soft ice to have skates sharpened with a greater hollow?

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