How big should skate blades be?
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12-20-2011, 11:27 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Me personally, I'd rather profile the skates and lose maybe 6 months of steel and be comfortable than try to adjust and lose agility on my skates for 6 months. Steel's cheap.
I think getting your steel profiled from an 11' radius to the more traditional 9' radius makes perfect sense, but getting a 9' radius profiled into banana blades is just reinforcing poor technique. When you skate on banana blades you lose significant power and stability. If he was previously on a 9' radius, just a worn down one, he should be able to adapt to a "fresh" 9' radius pretty quickly. Personally when I've gone from worn down steel to new steel (with both being a 9' radius originally) it takes more like 2-5 skates to adapt than 6 months, it's a pretty quick process.
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