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The next time a parent volunteers to get the team skates sharpened before the final, they rest easy knowing who's skates are who's and that each player gets the right sharpening! By simply adding the right sharpening cut to the bottom of the skate will not confuse your sharpener on what cut to use. Pro players will all agree, the right sharpening can make all the difference in a game!
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While it’s important to decide for yourself the hollow radius of your skate based on your skill, size, and style, there is some commonality to the blade hollow sizes per position on the ice:
Wing – ⅜” to ⅝”: Being able to cut in and out of the opposing defense is a must for wing players. Operating in space is the name of the game along with getting shots off at a moment’s notice. A deeper skate hollow allows for quicker acceleration and the tighter turns essential for those players trying to chase down the puck and put it in the net.
Center – ⅜” to ¾”: Centers must be able to dig in on face-offs as well as handle a wealth of different tasks all over the ice. Sharpening a skate hollow to a medium depth allows for a nice mixture of speed and agility to cover the many responsibilities of a middle-man.
Defense – ½” to ⅞”: Defenders are generally larger and thus can dig in deeper on a shallow skate hollow. Maintaining a boundary presence gives them leeway to garner more speed from their skates—and they’ll need that speed to get back quickly to help guard the net.Goalie – ½” to 1”: Because goalies must be able to react in an instant, the ability to quickly slide and dig in is essential. Having a somewhat shallower cut on the skate is recommended to keep a goalie from accidentally sliding out past the posts. But because the ability to slide quickly is necessary, less experienced players may find a deeper hollow causes them to get hung up in their transitions. A player’s confidence to move quickly and suddenly is the key here.