Skate Sharpening Radius Advice
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02-20-2012, 06:32 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
I've tried 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4". For me 3/4" is a touch too little bite, I don't really feel like I'm getting the grip I need, and I don't notice much extra glide. Maybe a little extra glide, but I prefer feeling really confident in my edges even on super tight/low/aggressive turns. Not that I actually lose an edge on 3/4", but I just feel a bit less confident when digging in super hard. I was enjoying playing around with 5/8" and 3/4" for a bit, but am now happier having switched back to 1/2".
1/2" and 5/8" both feel good to me, but since most sharpeners are already set up for 1/2", I just go with that, instead of being a bother for a cut that is basically just equally good for me (1/2" vs 5/8").
Would love to try FBV, but no shop close to me offers it, would have to spend over an hour on public transit to get to a shop with FBV, so I'll stick with getting my skates sharpened at the arena.
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