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08-21-2012, 05:19 PM
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Warfish
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Daft Skate Question

Hi everyone,

I'm pretty new to playing hockey, and I've got a daft question, that I almost can't believe I'm asking!

My question - when skates are sharpened for playing hockey, does the blade always end up with a ridge cut down the middle (like an upside down "V")?

I ask because I took my new skates to be sharpened at a local hockey shop here in London, and I got them back in virtually the same state - i.e. the blade is totally flat.

I didn't want to argue with them in the shop (i assumed they knew what they were doing!), but reading posts here about skating using edges, and digging in with edges to stop, etc, i was wondering if I was ripped off, as i essentially have no edges.

Any help for a hockey Noob highly appreciated guys.

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