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02-17-2012, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by beth View Post
My 10-year-old daughter is on 5/8". My sharpener recommends shallow hollows for new or young skaters as it's easier to learn to transition and stop, and forces you to learn your edges more.

Try 9/16" first and see how it goes!
I'm an experienced skater and a sharpener myself... I understand what the different radius' are and how the differ.. I've just always used 1/2 inch myself and was wondering what others opinions were on switching over and how drastic the difference would feel. I sharpened them at 5/8 but did a few more passes on the stone to get a really good edge. I'll find out through experience I guess which is the best way

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