Ice Skate Care and How To Know When They Need Sharpened

How to determine whether skates are sharpened

Instruction
Try side busting on ice. And if one or both feet slip, thenskatesit's time to sharpen. Also pay attention to whether the legs do not move apart during skating, and if so, the sharpness of the skates is no longer in very good condition.
Pay attention to how the pushes are performed when riding. If they also show signs of slipping, then sharpening has become dumber.
Make a turn or turn on the ice and make sure that the blades exactly follow the trajectory of your foot movements and do not break. If breakdowns occur, thenskatessharpened not the best way. If they do not happen and turns are performed smoothly, then there is no need for sharpening.
Look at the blades of the skates in front. If the contour of the blade is perfectly straight and forms the shape of the letter “P”, then the blades of the skates should be sharpened, but if you find a groove resembling the shape of the letter “V” or “U”, then sharpening is not necessary for you.Also make sure that the levels of the outer and inner ribs are the same throughout the length of the blades of the skates.
Check the sharpening of skates in the traditional way, how to check whether the knife is sharpened in the kitchen - touch it with your fingers. The edges of the blade must be sharp, regardless of whether it is sharpening or skating. It is worth noting that direct sharpening is much less common, but still has a place to be.

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