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Sharpening & Profiling

PROFESSIONAL QUALITY Skate Sharpening & Custom Radius/Profiling!
The best sharpening around!

At Precision Edge Hockey we understand how vital good skate sharpening is to hockey players & figure skaters & we take it seriously!
We offer traditional sharpening as well as Flat Bottom V for hockey skates! (Read more about FBV below).
We personally train our staff for several months to ensure they can provide you with Professional Quality skate sharpening before we let them sharpen your skates.

We also offer Professional Custom Radius/Profiling & skate repairs
including replacement blades & holders, rivets etc.

 

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Skate contouring is a precision system of shaping skates to the individual specifications of each skater.  Accurate positioning of the balance point on the blade provides maximum stability & maneuverability. The concept of contouring is to center a skate for the proper lie & radius. The lie positions the body weight, which is important to the start of the skater's thrust position. The correct lie ensures that the skater will start the thrust from his proper balance point.  As the semi-circle is completed, the leg is extended & the thrust travels down the blade. The correct lie controls the stress on the knee & the amount of knee bend, which is the key to controlling muscle fatigue. The contour, or curvature of the blade, will control speed & lateral movement.

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Profiling shapes the blades according to the style & position of the player.
Precision grinding brings both blades to within 0.01mm of each other.
Increases player speed & stability by maximizing glide surface.
Read more in the following articles:

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Looking for Flat Bottom V? We have it!

FLAT BOTTOM V® - FBV® - Technology

A New Era of Perfection

The revolutionary new FBV™ (Flat Bottom V™) skate sharpening system from Blackstone® (patent-pending) gives you competitive advantages like you’ve never experienced before. Superior endurance. Greater power. Enhanced agility. Better control. These are just a few of the improvements skaters from recreational leagues to the pros are reporting with this new blade sharpening technique. In fact, research conducted by The International Ice Hockey Research Academy at the University of Ottawa, under the direction of Dr. T. Blaine Hoshizaki, supports the benefits players are noticing: “The results in this study definitely confirm that the Blackstone® innovation is easily perceived and recognized by the subjects as having a performance benefit.”

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Understanding Traditional Skate Sharpening

Traditional sharpening uses a grinding stone to create a groove or hollow between the edges of the blade. The depth of this hollow determines the performance of the skate and is a matter of individual preference.

Simply put, the deeper the hollow, the more blade digs into the ice. This creates “bite” but the trade off is that it decreases the ease of your glide. So you basically have to choose between gliding speed and grip.

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FBV™: The Best of Both Worlds

FBV™ eliminates the need to choose one benefit over the other, with a breakthrough architecture designed for the perfect blend of speed and agility. The flat bottom shape of the blade allows the skate to glide across the top of the ice rather than cut through it. This reduces drag and helps increase speed. At the same time, the precision edges are ready to dig in and provide precise control on turns and stops.

The result is a revolutionary, no-compromise blade sharpening technique that allows you to skate faster with less effort and experience precise control on turns and stops, so you get maximum bite and maximum glide all the time. The secret: the Blackstone® SPINNER SYSTEM: a breakthrough new coated disc system that dresses the radius and shape of the grinding wheel so that it can create sharpening on the bottom of the blade. The FBV™ system does not alter rocker radius or remove any more steel than conventional sharpening.

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Another advantage of the FBV™ system is that you can “fine tune” the combination of speed and agility that’s right for you. Initial testing and feedback tells us that 90/75 is relative to the edge of a traditional 5/8 - 3/4 circular hollow and the 90/50 is relative to the 1 inch circular hollow and the 100/75 setting to the edge of a 1/2 to 3/8 circular hollow.

However the skating sensation is so superior to what you’re used to, you have to experience it on the ice to know which one is best for you. Simply by noting the setting of your sharpening before you take to the ice, you’ll know which aspect to dial up or down to get the balance that best suits your skating style and personal preferences.

Most skaters feel that 90/75 is a good starting point and from there you can work with your pro shop to decide if you prefer the edges to be more or less sharp. 

Elevate Your Game Today With FBV™

There’s never been an easier way to dial up your performance. Give your skates the FBV™ edge and put the advantages of improved endurance, enhanced control and agility to work for you and your team.

 

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