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10-14-2010, 03:20 PM
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Switching from fairly hard ice to soft ice

Hey guys! I visited california to play hockey about a month ago, and the ice there was not good but it was hard. So now im back in florida and started playing hockey again and this is feels SO soft. I had 1/2 sharpening on my skates in california, how should I adjust my sharpening to get the "same" feel?

Im 6'0' 200lbs. I cant even quick stop with this ice, my blades just keep scraping the ice lol.

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Dull your blades up with a puck, and don't sharpen them as often. When you do sharpen them, dull them up again before you get on the ice.

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Try going up to 5/8" hollow.

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Dull your blades up with a puck, and don't sharpen them as often. When you do sharpen them, dull them up again before you get on the ice.
Thats ridiculous. Just go to a shallower hollow. No reason to get a "sharp" sharpening only to dull them.

Move up to 5/8 and if you still feel like you're digging in too much, go higher till you're comfy.

As a matter of fact, you should always use the shallowest hollow you can that will still allow you to carve a turn like you want. So basically keep going shallower and shallower till you feel like they arent sharp enough, then go one step sharper and you'll get the best combo of glide and control.

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Yeah, everyone else has the right idea, just go more shallow.

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Thats ridiculous. Just go to a shallower hollow. No reason to get a "sharp" sharpening only to dull them.

Move up to 5/8 and if you still feel like you're digging in too much, go higher till you're comfy.

As a matter of fact, you should always use the shallowest hollow you can that will still allow you to carve a turn like you want. So basically keep going shallower and shallower till you feel like they arent sharp enough, then go one step sharper and you'll get the best combo of glide and control.
I was thinking the same thing haha. Ok, well ill go try to get the Pensacola Ice Flyers guy to do that for me, thanks for the advice guys!

EDIT: by the way i dont feel like im digging in too much, I just feel that I have no "traction" on the ice. I dont know if that changes things.


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Hmm, not sure how to deal with "not enough traction."

Usually, when people move from hard to soft ice they feel like they are digging in too much or losing their glide because you normally use less hollow (sharper) cuts on hard ice and go shallower on soft ice.

Now if you dont feel like you have traction, you may actually want something sharper to dig in more. You may have to experiment a little and see what works for you.

I'd go a little shallower as that is the normal progress from hard to soft ice and see if it works. If it doesnt feel right, try to go the other way and see what happens.

Good luck.

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Hmm, not sure how to deal with "not enough traction."

Usually, when people move from hard to soft ice they feel like they are digging in too much or losing their glide because you normally use less hollow (sharper) cuts on hard ice and go shallower on soft ice.

Now if you dont feel like you have traction, you may actually want something sharper to dig in more. You may have to experiment a little and see what works for you.

I'd go a little shallower as that is the normal progress from hard to soft ice and see if it works. If it doesnt feel right, try to go the other way and see what happens.

Good luck.
alright, ill start doing that haha. Thanks for the advice and good luck to you aswell!

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I hate "too hard" ice. A rink up here we have basically is only seasonal, and they keep the ENTIRE arena at 34 degrees F. It's insane. So hard you can barely get an edge until halfway into a game, when the ice is cut up some. Sucks. I personally like 19 degree ice, with a semi-normal temp in the arena. Best of both worlds.

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I hate "too hard" ice. A rink up here we have basically is only seasonal, and they keep the ENTIRE arena at 34 degrees F. It's insane. So hard you can barely get an edge until halfway into a game, when the ice is cut up some. Sucks. I personally like 19 degree ice, with a semi-normal temp in the arena. Best of both worlds.
I love it bitter cold in the arena with 17 degree ice. At first your cold, but then it feels so good when your tired and you get a cool breeze through your jersey.

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