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05-04-2006, 07:31 PM
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T-Blades

Anyone on here try them? I hear alot of nice things about the system. I currently have Vapors XXX's and RBK's 7ks I was wondering if anyone could gimme a suggestion about the T-blade system if it would be well for me to switch to them. Thanks

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I thought it seemed cool, but everyone I asked warned me away from Tblades

All the Euros in the NHL used to wear them, now I almost never see them.

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I thought it seemed cool, but everyone I asked warned me away from Tblades

All the Euros in the NHL used to wear them, now I almost never see them.
Seems like only the Germans wear them. Hecht, Erhoff, Goc, etc.

To me, I don't see any benefits other than for those that live far away from a place to get skates sharpened. I guess T-Blades are lighter than normal holders too, though it's not by much. I've also read that it's a ***** to adjust to, like the first few skates you really feel like a clown.

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In my experiences they sound different, but there isn't anything to adapt to. It's basically just like a usual sharpening, but lasts longer. I prefer to tinker with hollow radius' on my skates, so they didn't work out that well. If you can't locate a good sharpener, I'd suggest them, but otherwise there isn't an advantage to them.

I also think they are a German invention, or have their main plant there, which is why so many German's use them.

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T-Blade = Stupid.

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In my experiences they sound different, but there isn't anything to adapt to. It's basically just like a usual sharpening, but lasts longer. I prefer to tinker with hollow radius' on my skates, so they didn't work out that well. If you can't locate a good sharpener, I'd suggest them, but otherwise there isn't an advantage to them.

I also think they are a German invention, or have their main plant there, which is why so many German's use them.
Thanks, the problem I have with shaprenings, they are so damn inconsistant

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Stay away.

Had them, hated them.

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Stay away.

Had them, hated them.

Thanks I'll just get new blades for vaporz

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Well - I have a different opinion.

First few times on them, I felt like i was WAY back on my heels. Now, I love them - feel like I can lean into turns a lot more. The one thing I had to get used to was the noise - they are quite loud, especially when you have an inefficient skating style like me (I'm old and slow).

If you have a good sharpener close-by, then it's definitely a tossup - I'd stick with regular blades. I live in South Texas and have never had a good sharpening yet, plus they charge $9. T'blades ensure I always have good, sharp steel.

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9 bucks god damn

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Well - I have a different opinion.

First few times on them, I felt like i was WAY back on my heels. Now, I love them - feel like I can lean into turns a lot more. The one thing I had to get used to was the noise - they are quite loud, especially when you have an inefficient skating style like me (I'm old and slow).

If you have a good sharpener close-by, then it's definitely a tossup - I'd stick with regular blades. I live in South Texas and have never had a good sharpening yet, plus they charge $9. T'blades ensure I always have good, sharp steel.
yeah thats WAY !!! over priced it costs me $3 CDN to get mine done and there usually done well

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bump for more people who have had these. I've had a hard time lately with finding a place to get mine sharpened when I need them. Would like to hear some more T Blade stories

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http://www.modsquadhockey.com/index....8137&hl=tblade

Believe the guy is wearing Salming F1 skates with TBlades.
If you want some skates with TBlades, check out the Vector ZG

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bump for more people who have had these. I've had a hard time lately with finding a place to get mine sharpened when I need them. Would like to hear some more T Blade stories
You mean replacement blades? Best to order in bulk, and keep them on hand to swap whenever you need to.

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I bought some t'blades back in december and love them. Keep in mind I've only been playing for a few years and wasn't really happy with the skates I had previously.

They're pretty loud, similar to a duck quacking when u skate. They have a different feel too...takes several skates to get used to the them. Once I did I found my skating improved two-fold.

It's been about 5-6 months and the blades are still going strong...I've been using them 1-2 times a week...would have needed 3-4 sharpenings with regular blades.

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T-Blade = Stupid.
Well...might as well throw them out then.

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I found myself way too far on my heels with tblades on my boots. After switching to CCM pro tacks, my skating form has improved alot, although it took about 5 hours of ice time to adjust to having regular blades in a more forward rocker. I liked tblades. They just look and sound stupid.

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Well - I have a different opinion.

First few times on them, I felt like i was WAY back on my heels. Now, I love them - feel like I can lean into turns a lot more. The one thing I had to get used to was the noise - they are quite loud, especially when you have an inefficient skating style like me (I'm old and slow).

If you have a good sharpener close-by, then it's definitely a tossup - I'd stick with regular blades. I live in South Texas and have never had a good sharpening yet, plus they charge $9. T'blades ensure I always have good, sharp steel.
You should just order like 2-3 pairs blades of steel, and have them sharpened and profiled like you want.. There a few sites that does this.

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Another question about T Blades. I get my skates sharpened at 5/8. What type of T Blade blade do I need?

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http://www.hawkhockeyinc.com/images/tbladeimage.gif

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Sweet. Much appreciated.

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Is the system compatiable for any type of skate? I have CCM prolite 3. Not a real expensive skate(think I paid 130 when I got them a few years back).

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Yeah, just get the holder and have them mounted...though drilling of holes might be required.

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Drilling of holes? Not sure I follow. Sorry don't know much about the equipment. Why might that be done and would they do that where I get them mounted?

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They'll likely do that when they are mounted. Not all holders (Tuuk, Lightspeed, Cobra, T'Blades, etc..) are set-up the same. So to put it on your skate, they need to drill into the sole of the skate.

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They'll likely do that when they are mounted. Not all holders (Tuuk, Lightspeed, Cobra, T'Blades, etc..) are set-up the same. So to put it on your skate, they need to drill into the sole of the skate.
Oh ok. Not a big deal I assume. Thanks Eazy for the info. Much appreciated. So you don't think there is much of a feel difference from a regular blade? You no longer skate with T Blades correct?

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