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12-07-2012, 08:54 PM
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TieClark
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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats View Post
Yes it is. You've obviously completely missed the point. He isn't talking about the width of the blade.

He is completely correct, in the 80's 3/4 was standard for goalies because they had to move around quicker on their feet but now with the wide use of the butterfly it is necessary to have a deeper hollow for grip when pushing off while on your knees
No I didn't miss the point at all, he's wrong. The blades are wider.... the radius is how wide the hollow is. Naturally the radius is wider for a goalie skate than a player skate. A 3/4 radius for a goalie skate is similar to a 1/2 or a 5/8 player cut. A 1/2 cut is similar to a 3/8 player cut. Etc. Going all the way down to 3/8 for a goalie is very drastic. Some goalies may like that but it's still drastic.

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Originally Posted by hyster110 View Post
most of the goalies i know are 3/8th with a few who want 1/4
I have no idea where you play but that is unheard of... 1/4 is insane. Never in my life have I seen it.

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Originally Posted by AIREAYE View Post
I find more and more goalies are using 1/2" now, dunno if it's a majority.
Yeah 1/2 is pretty normal but I wouldn't call it the majority.

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