Newly sharpened skates are an issue
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12-20-2012, 11:34 AM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Missoula, Montana
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Wellllllll....now that I've started World Wars 3 and 4, to get back on topic, I skated on a 5/8 last night, and it was a significant improvement. I had used a 9/16 for my prior recent sharpenings, and even though its only 1/16th of a change it seemed a huge difference.
I had a different person sharpen them last night than my usual guy, and since I have 2 pairs of G70s will have this new guy do my other pair of them as well, also to 5/8ths. I want to learn if it was perhaps my longtime sharpener who was more of an issue than the cut size.....will know this weekend as I have several skates coming up and can test both skates at 5/8ths.
That no doubt will make a huge difference, even going from 1/2 to 5/8 I noticed a big difference. I've been on 5/8 the last year. If you like 5/8, you should try a 3/4 just for kicks sometime, you might really like it. I just don't like much edge at all and I've turned several of my friends onto 5/8 and 3/4 cuts and they love them.
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