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Are the blades on Bauer X60 (Skates) tapered?

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01-24-2010, 04:12 AM
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Are the blades on Bauer X60 (Skates) tapered?

Im looking in to buying a handheld sharpening tool to deal with the odd burrs and crap on my blades (instead of taking them in to get fixed). ive narrowed it down to two different tools, but my decision depends on whether the skate blade is tapered or not.

ive searched online for the specs on the blade, and cant find the answer! if anyone can shed some light on this for me it would be greatly appreciated!

also...any recommendations for skate sharpening tools?

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Tapered? They're LS2 normal blades...

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ok. so they arent tapered.

im not sure what the pros and cons of tapered blades are, and was unsure of how common they were.

i knew the x60s have the LS2 blades, but i wasnt sure if they were straight or tapered

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ok. so they arent tapered.

im not sure what the pros and cons of tapered blades are, and was unsure of how common they were.

i knew the x60s have the LS2 blades, but i wasnt sure if they were straight or tapered
What way, how and why are they tapered? I've never heard of it.

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I could very well be wrong about this, but the only type of blade I've ever heard of being tapered is a figure skate blade.

Asking whether it is "straight or tapered" isn't really accurate because tapering is a reference to the thickness of the blade, not how straight it is. A tapered figure blade is thicker toward the front of the blade and thinner toward the back, for reasons I don't know or particularly care about.

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I could very well be wrong about this, but the only type of blade I've ever heard of being tapered is a figure skate blade.

Asking whether it is "straight or tapered" isn't really accurate because tapering is a reference to the thickness of the blade, not how straight it is. A tapered figure blade is thicker toward the front of the blade and thinner toward the back, for reasons I don't know or particularly care about.
That's what I thought too.

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pro skates are probably profiled, which is what you might mean

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are you thinking of parabolic?

thicker at the toe and heel and thinner in the middle?

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I have no idea, I doubt it, but I would recommend getting a honing stone rather than one of those Sweet Stick or other sharpening devices. The honing stone removes burrs and imperfections on the outside of the edge while the Sweet Stick will taper the edges inward and mess up your hollow. I couldn't turn or stop at all after trying one.

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