Lets keep it simple.
Hollow Grind is the degree of sharpening that is cut into the width of a 3mm skate blade. Hollow is based on diameter of a ONE INCH CIRCLE.
Smaller the circle, deeper the hollow cut.
ex: "3/8 hollow"
Larger the circle, the flatter the hollow cut.
ex: "5/8 hollow"
with other hollows in and between.
is the portion of skate blade that actually contacts ice. Contact points can be altered to be made longer (11 FOOT RADIUS) or shorter (7 FOOT RADIUS).
What's best for you ?
7 foot ? 9 foot ? 11 foot ?
9 foot centered on the blade?
Do you want to be on your toes more ?
TEXT A PRO
We've customized thousands of player skate blade pivot points and our service is excellent.
Transitionally, you'll skate with more confidence, you'll cut stronger and with less effort while likely holding an edge longer between sharpening again.
HOCKEY IS 100% BLADE TRANSITION.
If a puck is turned over at center ice, you need to change direction fast. You need BETTER blade pivot point positioning and you need LESS of it.
The next time you hear a rookie with a skate machine (who has never even played hockey) tells you that you need a 13 FOOT RADIUS, think again - and take a good look at the guy.
Longer contact points like a 11 or 13 FOOT RADIUS, restricts your mobility and will not make you faster.
Don't be misled.
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