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01-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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newbie skate sharpener question

just purchased a used blackstone x01, hardly used. need to buy that wax stuff you put on before the last pass. what is it and where is cheapest place to buy? can i use something around the house in its place until i get some? thanks rob

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just purchased a used blackstone x01, hardly used. need to buy that wax stuff you put on before the last pass. what is it and where is cheapest place to buy? can i use something around the house in its place until i get some? thanks rob
There's a whole thread on this machine if you go to modsquad hockey.

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Hey I'm a professional skate sharpener and the "wax stuff" you're talking about is called "Gusto Glide" and it's made by Blademaster. We use it at the Proshop in my rink, but it isn't really a necessity. The only thing it is used for is putting a nice finish to the blade, so it's really just an aesthetic thing.

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Hey I'm a professional skate sharpener and the "wax stuff" you're talking about is called "Gusto Glide" and it's made by Blademaster. We use it at the Proshop in my rink, but it isn't really a necessity. The only thing it is used for is putting a nice finish to the blade, so it's really just an aesthetic thing.
As a pro skate sharpener, what do you think of these personal sharpeners like the Blackstone?

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Hey I'm a professional skate sharpener and the "wax stuff" you're talking about is called "Gusto Glide" and it's made by Blademaster. We use it at the Proshop in my rink, but it isn't really a necessity. The only thing it is used for is putting a nice finish to the blade, so it's really just an aesthetic thing.

ya its really about making the finish nice, although you can get roughly the same smooth finish with a softer stone

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You can also use a bar of Ivory soap. Just run it down the blade before a slow, light final pass.

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The solid wax stuff is called Slik Stik. Gusto Glide is a liquid (an oil, I assume) that comes with an applicator. These are Blademaster brand names anyways- I'm pretty sure Blackstone makes similar products which I've never used. I've heard you can use a bar of soap with similar results, but I've never tried.

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Oh, sorry yeah, I've never used a "blackstone" and I don't even know what it is, haha. My place uses pretty much all Blademaster products: the machine, skate holders, diamonds, stones, accessories, etc. But as far as that gel stuff goes... I find if you do your last pass REALLY slow and steady, it gives you just as nice of a finish as using the gel would.

I'm interested though, what is the Blackstone? Is it the same type of machine as the Blademaster or is it a completely different set-up?

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Oh, sorry yeah, I've never used a "blackstone" and I don't even know what it is, haha. My place uses pretty much all Blademaster products: the machine, skate holders, diamonds, stones, accessories, etc. But as far as that gel stuff goes... I find if you do your last pass REALLY slow and steady, it gives you just as nice of a finish as using the gel would.

I'm interested though, what is the Blackstone? Is it the same type of machine as the Blademaster or is it a completely different set-up?
Different..I could explain but you would be better off googling Blackstone or Flat Bottom V...I just had my first FBV done a few weeks ago it cost me $8 and I am completely satisfied..My blades do not dig into the ice and I feel alot quicker/less fatigued

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Ohh it's the flat bottom V thing I've been hearing about... Gotcha. Yeah, I've yet to check that kind of sharpening out. I'm assuming it's a stone with a different shape?

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