Roller Hockey player trying to stop on ice
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12-22-2005, 11:35 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Ya, I actually wondered about that and asked someone who worked at the front desk of the rink I go to. He said they were really sharp. He actually said that may make it harder to learn to stop since they'll dig in a lot. But I think it's just a matter of putting less pressure on them.
When you go to get them sharpened, get a shallow hallow put on your blades...if the guy looks at you quizically, then go to another shop until you can find someone who knows what that means.
The skates will be less sharp and won't dig into the ice as much.
Also make sure yoru skates are in square. Ask someone at a hockey shop to show you the difference. It will make a huge impact on your skating if your skates are out of square.
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