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05-17-2011, 07:24 PM
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One possible option is to look out for Warrior Dolomite HD blades. They're composite blades, not ABS blades, but while most composite blades have foam cores (that rapidly break down on rough surfaces), the core on Warrior's HD blades are made of mix of epoxy and carbon fiber strands. Never used them myself, but apparently they work fairly well for road hockey as long as the surface isn't TOO rough, they apparently wear down evenly/smoothly/slowly without losing their structural integrity.

Not my photo, but the top blade shows how an HD blade wears after a tonne of uses, while the bottom blade shows how a normal foam core blade fails quickly after just a few uses:

However, Warrior no longer makes HD blades, so you might have trouble finding them in the proper curve/lie.

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