Mail in Figure Skate Sharpening
Professional figure sharpening from a trained skate technician. We use precision tools that ensure we maintain the Radius of Blade (ROB) while we apply to the new Radius of Hollow (ROH) to the figure skate.
RADIUS OF BLADE (ROB):
Curvature of the blade as seen from the
side, front to back. This creates the ROCKER look & feel of the blade. The curve increases toward the front. The smaller the radius, the easier it is to turn.
The rear two-thirds of the blade has a 7-foot to 8-foot curve, depending upon the make and style of the blade. This flatter
curvature offers the skater more speed
and stability. The front one-third
(approximately) may have a 9” curve,
or two levels of curvature with a partial
radius of 1 foot and another section
with a 2-foot radius, sometimes referred to as the “spin spot.”
RADIUS OF HOLLOW (ROH):
Curve carved into the bottom of the blade;
the side-to-side curvature that creates a “hollow” and two sharp edges.
Deep Hollow: ROH 4/16” to 6/16” -- better grip, but slower. Often used by smaller, lighter skaters, high freestyle, dance skaters.
Medium Hollow: ROH 7/16”-8/16” -- most useful for adults
and medium-weight children and freestyle skaters.