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01-04-2011, 04:41 PM
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Skate boot hitting ice when cornering.

Hey guys.

i was hoping someone could help me out with a problem I'm having.

Problem is..when I'm taking hard corners the boot of my skate will touch the ice. Both the inside and outside of both skates (depending which way I'm turning) around the ball of my foot. I would like to be able to corner faster but cant get any lower. Would Tuuk's or profiling maybe help to keep the boot my skates from rubbing on the ice?

I wear U+ reloaded, use 90/75 FBV

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01-04-2011, 05:25 PM
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Maybe you have weak ankles? That's what I was suggested because I had a similar issue.

U+ should be fine.

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How worn are your blades? Maybe they aren't tall enough anymore and you need new ones?

Otherwise, you could have shims installed between your blade holder and the boot. I remember seeing a closeup of Saku Koivu's skates and he had pretty thick shims, around 1/4 of an inch. That would get you more angle.


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01-04-2011, 05:39 PM
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I can assure you it has nothing to do with weak ankles. I can out skate most people without tying my skates.

My blades are new. Been sharpened about 10 times. The pair of skates I used before the U+'s were tacks 752's. This didn't happen to them until I was about halfway though the steel though.

Maybe shims might be the answer! Thanks man.

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You're welcome. I just edited my post above to add the picture I mentioned. Those black shims look like even more than 1/4".

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01-04-2011, 06:01 PM
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Totally makes sense though.

Looks like he wears the same skate with the same holder.


Maybe Koivu has weak ankles too..lol

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Tuuks would only help if they keep the boot higher, shouldn't be hard to take your skates into a shop, look at a bunch of different holders and see if any are taller than the CCM holders you currently have. I don't think you'll see a significant difference, but it is possible I suppose. Otherwise the shims as suggested could potentially work. You could also consider a change in technique, as most NHL players wear pretty standard skates and don't have this problem.

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ummm, those are shot blockers

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ummm, those are shot blockers
Between the boot and the holders there are clearly also shims.

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I encountered this when I switched from my old Graf's to new Bauer's. I think I self-corrected and now it doesn't happen very much but still sometimes. It was never an issue in my old skates, not sure why it's happening in the new ones for me

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It also happened to me when I switched from 752 Tacks with the Prolite3 holder to RBK with the E-Pro holder. The E-Pro holder is not as tall as the Prolite3, especially at the front tower to give it more forward pitch. I just adjusted my skating to lean a bit less, though.

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ummm, those are shot blockers
I remember that image on TV to show the "shot blockers" that he started wearing after having broken a bone in his foot. That was when I also noticed the big black shims.

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I get the boot rubbing on the ice from time to time with my XXXXs and Tuuk LS2s. I'm not sure that I'm ready for shims.

Blades are profiled 25/50.

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I can assure you it has nothing to do with weak ankles. I can out skate most people without tying my skates.

My blades are new. Been sharpened about 10 times. The pair of skates I used before the U+'s were tacks 752's. This didn't happen to them until I was about halfway though the steel though.

Maybe shims might be the answer! Thanks man.
Do you have extra wide skates? The skate holders are often not correctly aligned on the skate, even on high end skates. For this to show up on full (new) blades is unusual, but not rare for someone who can really use their edges.

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Do you have extra wide skates? The skate holders are often not correctly aligned on the skate, even on high end skates. For this to show up on full (new) blades is unusual, but not rare for someone who can really use their edges.
That's an interesting point. I got EE width skates (coming from Graf N, which I assume is narrow since there's a sticker with "N" under the skate) maybe that's why I'm encountering this issue myself.

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Do you have extra wide skates? The skate holders are often not correctly aligned on the skate, even on high end skates. For this to show up on full (new) blades is unusual, but not rare for someone who can really use their edges.
Yeah my skates are EE too.

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I have the same issue on my right-skate.
Recently switched from CCM's to Eastons (EE width).

It doesn't happen all the time, but on occasions where I really dig in on a hard corner, I feel the boot scrape the ice.
I guess it's just me and I'll have to adjust how I turn corners.

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Are you talking about the black strips on Koivu's skate? Those are velcro strips to hold the shot block protector in place.

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Are you talking about the black strips on Koivu's skate? Those are velcro strips to hold the shot block protector in place.
Sigh. It's *between* the holder and the boot.

Can someone please upload that photo with some red circles or arrows drawn in?

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Shims.


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Are you talking about the black strips on Koivu's skate? Those are velcro strips to hold the shot block protector in place.
Seriously? ...come on.

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Sigh. It's *between* the holder and the boot.

Can someone please upload that photo with some red circles or arrows drawn in?
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Seriously? ...come on.
Jeez, no need to act all offended just because I couldn't see what you were talking about.

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