Skate Sharpening Radius Advice
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02-17-2012, 08:28 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
Shallower, meaning 3/4" or 1", will have less bite. So easier to glide, better for transitions.
Deeper, say 3/8", will have more edge/bite. Better for quicker push/stop, sharper turns.
But you can still turn sharp with a shallow hollow, transition with a deep hollow. It's a matter of the right number for your experience, weight, skating style, and personal preference.
Also, depends on weight. A 100lb kid might prefer a 3/8, while a 220lb adult might go 3/4 shallower.
Deeper cuts tend to need more frequent sharpens as the narrower edge looses its sharpness quicker.
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