The Hockey Noob Chronicles II (Beginners' Thread)
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01-23-2013, 11:57 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Hey guys, I play at 3 different arenas, a beginner league and also 2 adult learn to play clinics....the issue I am having is the difference in quality of ice....
I weight 250 so I am usually on a 5/8 sharpening, and thats good at 1 place...but the other 1 I cant get an edge. and the 3rd it just depends on the day lol
I currently have a 1/2 sharpening as i'd rather have an edge everywhere but I am getting worn down with the excess movement...Im already working on cardio and losing some weight, just curious what you guys think I should do for the skate issues Im having here...
Don't use the 1/2 as a crutch. Common habit as a beginner. Stay at 5/8 and if anything reduce the time between sharpenings depending on how many hours a week you are skating. For example, I weigh 185 and use 5/8 on rinks that are rock hard and others that seem like it is 100 degrees out. Keep working on your edge work and you may eventually think that 5/8 has too much bite for you.
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