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Skate sharpening - Noob question

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04-02-2013, 08:54 AM
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Ok, so you are saying the magic stick does refresh the edges a bit then?

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Well, let's put it this way to avoid getting into semantics. If you think you have a dull edge or two and it's right before ice time, the best tool to have is the Magic Stick or a honing stone. It's supposed to carry you over until you can get a sharpening. It's not supposed to replace a sharpening.

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got it. Thanks.

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The newer Magic Sticks distributed by Sidelines Sports comes with its own honing stone for the same price. I'm not sure how good that stone is, however.

Also, be prepared for differing opinions on the effectiveness of the Magic Stick/honing stones. My advice is to try it (make sure to use it properly) and decide for yourself.

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if you're a new skater. anyone that told you 5/8 or 3/4 is on point. so much easier to find your edging or more importantly learning how to stop.

skating should be more fluid and a motion pushing directly/straight into the ice. your leg will automatically catch the inside edge.

1/2 inch and below you are obviously doing more running on the ice than actual skating in my IMHO.

of course it depends on what type of skater you are, but newer skaters will benefit from the shallow hollow. if you need more edge then go down.

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