Preferred skate blade hollow?
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03-02-2011, 12:30 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
I'm 5'4" 140lbs and I skate on 5/8". I love it and won't be going back to 1/2".
Interesting note on the goalie skate hollow discussion. I recently sharpened a pair of skates for a nationl level (women's) goalie. She wanted 1/8". Absolutely ridiculous. I couldn't get a good dress on the stone and as soon as I touched her skate to the wheel it burned the hollow. I said F it and sharpened them at a 1/4" which was still too much, but at least it was manageable for me.
She tried them out and said they weren't sharp enough. She is maybe 165 lbs, if that. I know that goalies these days are into deep hollows, but when it takes 25 minutes to sharpen one player's skates, something needs to change. I'm not new to sharpening either, I've been doing it for about 12 years at high volume.
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