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Skate sharpening..What cut do you use?

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05-31-2011, 06:58 PM
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Skate sharpening..What cut do you use?

Just wondering what cut everyone uses? I use 1/2" regular.

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X6. When I went back to 7/16 on a regular machine I felt like I was skating in quick sand.

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11/16"

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I was at 5/8". Was working my way towards 3/4 but ended up switching to 100/50 FBV.

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9/16 on a 25-50 profile.

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5/8" for me.

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1/2".

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I don't know the numbers, I do ask for them very sharp though, whatever number that is.

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5/8" for me.

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I've played with everything from 5/8 to 7/16 and 100/50 FBV, currently in 1/2

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I don't know the numbers, I do ask for them very sharp though, whatever number that is.
very sharp most places is 1/2"

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very sharp most places is 1/2"
actually from experience, the standard cut is 1/2... 'sharp' would be 3/8

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5/8"

Once I didn't ask and got a 3/8". Holy heck, it was like I forgot how to skate.

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5/8"

Once I didn't ask and got a 3/8". Holy heck, it was like I forgot how to skate.
Should have stayed on and rode it out.

3/8" with Fastrax for me

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Should have stayed on and rode it out.
Nah, I play more D lately and I like 5/8" better for backwards and pivoting on the move.

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1 1/4".

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3/8ths but I'm only 125lbs...

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1/2 inch

honestly, i hate when people come in and ask me to sharpen a skate at 7/16 for a 12 year old 110 lb kid. most of the time the ice surface would affect the way you cut in more than that

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I usually do 1/2" but I'm thinking of going back to 5/8".

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been 5/8 since i can remember

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I go to the stadium and pass them to guy who sharpens skates and say "Sharpen 'em". Shortly thereafter, he hands me back my skates and I pass him $4.

I have no clue what the measurement or dimensions or whatever you call it are. I was in grade 12 before I found out you can get different cuts, and that was only because I had them sharpened out of town and the guy doing it asked me how I wanted them done, I said sharp and he gave me a confused look.

Even after 10 years of playing hockey you learn new things.

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I go to the stadium and pass them to guy who sharpens skates and say "Sharpen 'em". Shortly thereafter, he hands me back my skates and I pass him $4.

I have no clue what the measurement or dimensions or whatever you call it are. I was in grade 12 before I found out you can get different cuts, and that was only because I had them sharpened out of town and the guy doing it asked me how I wanted them done, I said sharp and he gave me a confused look.

Even after 10 years of playing hockey you learn new things.
I had no idea about different cuts until I started posting here a few years ago.

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