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04-25-2013, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Superstar Shane View Post
I'm guessing this is probably a pretty common question around here, but bear with me a minute. I've just started skating about 3 months ago. Typically one day a week for about an hour to an hour and a half. What I'm trying to figure out is how often I need to have my skates sharpened. I'm still very much in the beginner stage of my skating, so I assume I'm probably not putting a ton of wear on them. In case it's relevant, I have a pair of Nexus 400's.
You only should get them sharpened when you can tell they're dull and that it feels off. To me, using mostly high end Bauer skates, it's probably once per 8 hour of ice time. But I am a heavy skater and prefer a duller blade/shallow hollow.

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