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01-10-2008, 04:07 PM
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The economics of T-Blades?

I'm thinking of getting my new skates with T-Blades just to avoid having to sharpen them. Provided sharpening costs $6-$4 here, how my regular expenses on T-Blades will differ, in the long run?

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Terrible reason to get T-Blades.. they'll affect your game for awhile because skating on T-Blades feels much different and takes awhile to get used to. $6 bucks isn't much and I don't think it justifies getting T-blades, but to each his own.

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4 times the number of skates then regular blades and a consistent feel once your use to them. Also lighter than most regular blades.

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you still need to change the blades and they are around $5, so i dont get the purpose of getting them. by the way i heard their crap from a bunch of people who have used them and they switched back to normal tuuks, ls2 etc.

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From what I've heard, it's also getting harder to get replacement blades.

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i dont get the purpose of getting them.
I think that they make a certain amount of sense for people without access to a good skate shop, and/or guys on travel teams who routinely end up in such places.

Most of the guys I see with them just want to be "that guy with the fancy skates," though.

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01-11-2008, 09:23 AM
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4 times the number of skates then regular blades and a consistent feel once your use to them. Also lighter than most regular blades.
I found the same. I also switch the blades left&right that even further extends the usability.

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