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Tailing the Komets

The art of sharpening skates

Posted in: Komets


Mon, 12/26/2011 - 5:06pm

Thanks for posting Blake, interesting..

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 6:33pm

What is a skate place?

Mon, 12/26/2011 - 11:30pm

Blake, can you ask Mr. Franks to explain "the rocker" which has something to do with the amount of curve front to back? Thanks

Blake Sebring
Tue, 12/27/2011 - 1:02am

Not sure exactly what you are asking. Each skate has it's own curve and he's just following that curve.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 2:45am

The rocker, i can explain it. It's the amount of curve on the skate blade. The more blade touching the ice the less mobility you have. The less blade you have the more mobility you have. When you have a little of the blade touching you can stop and turn on a dime and go the complete opposite direction. If you are a beginner skater you shouldn't have much of a rocker. The more advanced skater will have less blade touching.

Tue, 12/27/2011 - 9:34am

I always wondered if different positions had different rockers and that the skate sharpener establishes the rocker to shape the skate.

andy sherman
Tue, 12/27/2011 - 11:54am

They can also adjust the way the blade touches the ice; some guys like to be on their toes and other guys like to be even. To use an over exaggerated analogy, it would be like wearing heels as opposed to flats....