How big should skate blades be?
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12-17-2011, 11:58 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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So I have had a problem for a while now where I'm finding I fall down a lot when I try to take a sharp turn and I'm wondering if it has to do with the size of the skate blade? I'm positive my skates are sharp enough and I shouldn't be falling because of dull skates but I think it could be because when I'm turning my skates are actually touching the ice and that causes me to fall.
Just wondering if my theory is completely ridiculous or I actually do have a problem here.. The blade is just over 1 cm on my skates.
the first thing that comes to mind is that your were fit properly for your skates. if yes, then look into profiling. if you're not familiar with it, go to a local hockey shop that has a good reputation for skate work and talk to them about it. they should help you figure out what might work for you. in the meantime, here's some info to start with:
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