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10-01-2008, 10:55 PM
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I would much rather prefer regular sharpening. Cost more who cares. I can customize my blades however I want. I still think T-blades are a waste of money.

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10-01-2008, 11:29 PM
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I would much rather prefer regular sharpening. Cost more who cares. I can customize my blades however I want. I still think T-blades are a waste of money.
And thankfully that's your opinion.

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10-02-2008, 10:12 AM
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it's a pretty common opinion.

The best T-blade moment I heard about was when a guy on my team shattered another guy's T-blade with a slapshot. Blade, holder, everything.

There are ways of keeping metal blades sharp longer- those handheld sharpeners. They cost 20 bucks and your blades last at least 2 or 3 times as long.

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10-02-2008, 12:21 PM
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...and I've seen Tuuk and other holders/blades brake as well. Even in kids hockey.
Not heard of, but seen myself

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10-02-2008, 01:23 PM
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it's a pretty common opinion.

The best T-blade moment I heard about was when a guy on my team shattered another guy's T-blade with a slapshot. Blade, holder, everything.

There are ways of keeping metal blades sharp longer- those handheld sharpeners. They cost 20 bucks and your blades last at least 2 or 3 times as long.
My best T-blade moment, this guy had T-blades on Vapor XXX and we compared weight to sportchek bought low end skates. And the low end skates weighed less.
Now a few grams aren't gonna end the world but come on.

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10-02-2008, 01:38 PM
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I agree, but in some cases (like if I move to Mexico) they're needed.

I'm not going to drop my skates (that are the 9k pumps) off and let the blades get mangeled. No thank you.

I'd rather have the Tblades and have them permenantly sharp.

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10-03-2008, 10:58 AM
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I agree, but in some cases (like if I move to Mexico) they're needed.

I'm not going to drop my skates (that are the 9k pumps) off and let the blades get mangeled. No thank you.

I'd rather have the Tblades and have them permenantly sharp.
And that kind of thing is probalby the best use for them- when you can't really get reliable sharpening. Otherwise Steel blades are still better. Think about it. If Tblades were the best option all the time, every pro would use them. Barely any do.

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10-03-2008, 02:36 PM
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And that kind of thing is probalby the best use for them- when you can't really get reliable sharpening. Otherwise Steel blades are still better. Think about it. If Tblades were the best option all the time, every pro would use them. Barely any do.
Pros get paid to wear/use the equipment they use, or at least get it for free...do you?
Do you know how many blades, skates, holders, etc. pros go through in one season alone?
I don't compare myself to the pros, because it just doesn't make any sense.

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10-03-2008, 05:20 PM
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Pros get paid to wear/use the equipment they use, or at least get it for free...do you?
Do you know how many blades, skates, holders, etc. pros go through in one season alone?
I don't compare myself to the pros, because it just doesn't make any sense.
yes some are, but not every guy. Also, not the blade holders. There are a lot of guys who change the blades on their skates from what they come with to a holder they like more. Usually that's a Tuuk blade.


That's Ovechkin wearing a pair of CCM skates with a Bauer Tuuk Lightspeed holder. They will change the holder to what they like best, they'll just take off the logo if it doesn't match their skates.

And I'm pretty sure the only people using Tblades in the NHL are paid to do so, a few German guys use them (a german company makes them)

Your game may not be on the same level as a pro, but you can bet that they have a better sense of what equipment performs better then you do.

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Reading this topic has given me one of the biggest surprises of my life. I have dealt with a bunch of them before (selling, replacing, etc. at my job) and think they're one of the worst ideas ever. I am honestly surprised that there are this many people in the world that like them. Interesting.
why do you think they are one of the worst ideas...just curious?

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11-12-2008, 09:49 AM
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Listen to a set of T-Blades, it's a distinct and annoying sound. Besides that I know a few people who actually like them, I juggled the idea but after learning how to sharpen skates I decided to stick with regular blades.

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Listen to a set of T-Blades, it's a distinct and annoying sound. Besides that I know a few people who actually like them, I juggled the idea but after learning how to sharpen skates I decided to stick with regular blades.
if you are annoyed by the sound then you are ridding the pine too much or your focus is not in the game......

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12-05-2008, 05:52 PM
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Was thinking about getting a new boot,but was wondering if finding a boot I like and replacing the holder with t blades would be hard. I have t blades now,but the boot already had them attached. Anyone try this with any success?

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12-05-2008, 06:09 PM
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Was thinking about getting a new boot,but was wondering if finding a boot I like and replacing the holder with t blades would be hard. I have t blades now,but the boot already had them attached. Anyone try this with any success?
It's possible. Just make sure the size of your t-blades match up with the new boot. A good pro-shop would be able to switch it over for you.

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they sound so bad though.........

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[QUOTE=JorgeRocks!;16669305]they sound so bad though.........[/QUOT
They work and that's all I care.

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12-05-2008, 09:17 PM
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T-Blades = Bender status

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Another bump

I've had t-blades on my skates for about 4 years now (were on my Supra 735's when I bought the skates). Seems like t-blades have pretty much become phased out, although I still see the occasional player who has it.

I'm far from a good player (I was supposed to go play Jr C until I broke my ankle and needed surgery. But I feel like now I'm back to my form, but I'm 20 and in school). So I couldn't really feel the difference between regular blades and the t-blades.

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Another bump

I've had t-blades on my skates for about 4 years now (were on my Supra 735's when I bought the skates). Seems like t-blades have pretty much become phased out, although I still see the occasional player who has it.

I'm far from a good player (I was supposed to go play Jr C until I broke my ankle and needed surgery. But I feel like now I'm back to my form, but I'm 20 and in school). So I couldn't really feel the difference between regular blades and the t-blades.
If you could play Jr C you are a decent player.

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02-24-2010, 05:18 PM
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If you could play Jr C you are a decent player.
Really wish I didn't jump those stairs and break my ankle. A defenceman/forward (played both last my season) at 5'8, I probably wouldn't have made it much further than Jr C. But I'd probably would have been able to get on my uni's varsity team. Oh well.

And I've played against enough Jr B/ECHL guys to know I'm quite frankly not that good

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