Skate sharpening..What cut do you use?
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11-28-2011, 04:49 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
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1/2" or 7/16" seem to be the most default sharpenings depending on where you go. I used this chart
to determine mine a while back. Seems dead on for me 180lbs 6'1 and i use 1/2"
The irony of that chart is that a good skater knows how to use his/her edges and will not require as deep a hollow to get proper grip. And the benefit will be better glide from the more shallow hollow. So it's best to use the shallowest hollow that gives you sufficient grip. Of course personal preference also comes into play to a certain extent. But, Paul Coffey had one of the most efficient strides in the NHL. He used a hollow of greater than 1". According to that chart, he would be a beginner!
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