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10-07-2007, 02:03 PM
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What Skate Profile & Skate Sharpening Do You Have?

Looking to see what you guys are skating in out there.

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Why did you choose this style?:

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10-07-2007, 02:09 PM
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depends on the time of year and what level of hockey and position

when i played competitively as a brusing defensman i used a 3/8" grade cut(very deep, for planting and hitting) with no alteration to the profile, why would i want to skate uphill with a defensive profile when joining the rush?

now that i play beer league i use 5/8 in the winter and only a 7/8 in the summer(almost no edge, figure skating cut is 1") cause the ice sucks and i dont need all that friction slowing my overweight broken body down, we'll leave that to the beer

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6' 155, F/D, neutral profile, and a 9/16" or 5/8". I came from a forward lean profile on standard CCM holders...then switch to my Tuuk Custom+ standard. I was gonna go get them with a forward lean, but never got around to it and just got used to it. And the sharpening is cause I learned to skate on some reallllly crappy skates and got used to skating with full blades.

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i have my own machine wissota 611
i cut my skates to 13/16" i'm 5'11" 205 lbs. my steel is 270mm on a size 7 1/2 skate. standard is 263 i use bauer 7000 i wear size 10 shoes. no profile just a good rocker on the longer blade does it for me.
my kids are at 5/8" they are 6,5, and 4 yrs. old

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Goalie/ 1" ROH w/ a 30' Profile rocker.

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I usually use 7/16 or 3/8 depending on the season and the ice.

I'm 5'9, 170lbs. I play forward on my men's team, defense on women's.

RBK 9k skates, CCM holders with a heel lift.






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I'm 6'4" 280 and have a 3/8" cut.

I don't know much about skate cutting, I just take the norm, works for me.

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Height: 5'8"
Weight: 173
Position: Left Wing
Profile: Lightspeed 2 (slightly forward I believe)
Sharpening: 1/2" ROH

Why did you choose this style?

I played with 3/8" for a while but the friction made crossovers more difficult and made me less "mobile" than 1/2". I like a sharp 1/2" as I can do most anything on skates fairly well without giving much up and the local sharpeners don't screw up as often with this hollow.

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i have my own machine wissota 611
i cut my skates to 13/16" i'm 5'11" 205 lbs. my steel is 270mm on a size 7 1/2 skate. standard is 263 i use bauer 7000 i wear size 10 shoes. no profile just a good rocker on the longer blade does it for me.
my kids are at 5/8" they are 6,5, and 4 yrs. old

How much did you pay for that machine as im still im the market for a machine.

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10-09-2007, 07:38 PM
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Height: 5'10"
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Profile: Neutral
Sharpening: 1/2"
Why did you choose this style?: I like 7/16" but 1/2" lasts longer and feels more consistant between sharpenings. It makes it easy on the sharpening dude too. Someday I might try a shallower hollow. I'm only going to get fatter

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How much did you pay for that machine as im still im the market for a machine.
got it at burleys rink supply in western pa. about 5 years ago for 650$us.they're out of business now , but check this site.
www.wissota.com they're goin for 750$ us.

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200 to 210 (I fluctuate).
I play where ever I'm needed but I like defense.
Skate: Bauer XXX pro return
profile: 25/50
sharp: 1/2"
288 steel in TUUK Lightspeed 2 holders
I play at a E / D level

Choose this style because I like the feel of a forward stance but need to be able to skate backwards. I made friends with the guys at the pro shop where I skate and was able to try several positions of profile before settling on 25/50. If I use a more neutral profile I tend to pull leg mussels because of the way I skate.


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5'6", 135, very good skater.

Skate on an Easton Synergy with 9' radius. +1 forward tilt in addition to the easton holder's forward pitch. Cut at 3/8" ( I think, they're done to the rink standard by a NCAA division I equipment manager, I get the same thing the Div. I teams do)

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Height: 5'11''
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Position: Left Wing/Center/D
Profile: On my Mission Pitch 3 holder I go with the forward pitch.
Sharpening: 3/4" Thinking of going to 1".
Why did you choose this style? I chose the forward pitch because it feels better and it puts more weight on my toes which makes me move better/faster as I'm more in a sprint-like position. I chose the 3/4" cut because I wanted more glide in my skating. The ice here is sort of choppy (san jose), so the 3/4" cut helps and it's also why I intend on moving up to a 1" cut soon. Figuring out my edges on different cuts had been a pretty easy transition so far, I went from 1/2" to 5/8" to where I'm at now.

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1/2" now, 9/16 in the summer.

I have nitinol blades. pretty badass, but a pain in the A to sharpen (need a different wheel and it takes forever). Gave my other steel to a friend and need to get a new pair of regular LS2s again just to have as a back-up.

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Sharpening: 3/4

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Height: 6"2"
Weight: 220-225
Position: ALL
Profile: Easton
Sharpening: 1/2" now, 5/8" summer
Why did you choose this style?: Tried many things until settled

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