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05-30-2011, 07:09 AM
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Gaining speed?

I've never been especially fast, but after I got my new skates (X:20s), wax laces, and heat molded, I just can't gain speed. I'm going 3/8", but I'll try 7/16"

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Did you get your skate blades radiused/profiled? Happened to me once, took em back to get them done and was fine after that. I don't think its the hollow.

When you skate in your new skates, during a stride does it feel like you lose speed once your skate blade makes contact with the ice? thats how I knew something was off.

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They could be bad skates for you, a bad fit, could be that the guy who sharpened the skates messed up. Its hard to say what exactly is causing your loss of speed. It is most likely the skates however.

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What were your previous skates?

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Well new skates won't make you faster, nor will the hollow. Technique and strength will.

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Well new skates won't make you faster, nor will the hollow. Technique and strength will.
This ^

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I've never been especially fast, but after I got my new skates (X:20s), wax laces, and heat molded, I just can't gain speed. I'm going 3/8", but I'll try 7/16"
Just like Jarick stated that both technique and strength will make you faster.

Don't waste your money on trying new hollows to improve your speed. Invest some time on working on your technique and maybe even take a power skating class to help build a stronger foundation?

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