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03-09-2007, 03:16 PM
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Contouring or profiling?

I've got two pro shops in the area. One swears by profiling new skates but the other insists that body balancing contouring is way better. Any opinions?

Also, I just got a pair of pro return Grafs. One skate has a bunch of vertical lines on it showing that the skates have been contoured or profiled for that pro player. However, they felt really good the first time I skated with them. Any benefits to getting them profiled or contoured again?

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I got mine contoured and had a heel lift put in because they said that profiling would take off too much steel.

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What do they each mean?
What is the difference?

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Contouring and profiling are the same thing. The other term some shops use is radiusing. Gilly - by "body balance contouring" do you mean blade alignment? That is where those two shops would differ. If not, it's the same thing.

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The way I have been explained, the body balance contouring adjusts the blade to the skater, as far as height, weight, position and skating style. A center balance point is used on the blade for better balance and agility. How this is different than profiling, I'm not sure. I know that templates are not used for the body balance contouring.

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Does it work? Is there noticable impact in your skating?

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The way I have been explained, the body balance contouring adjusts the blade to the skater, as far as height, weight, position and skating style. A center balance point is used on the blade for better balance and agility. How this is different than profiling, I'm not sure. I know that templates are not used for the body balance contouring.
It's the same.

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Does it work? Is there noticable impact in your skating?
As opposed to skating with skates out of the box, and those that have been contoured, there is a big difference.

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