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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzerson View Post
    Personally I have never had any issues with tight turns so believe it or not, I use a 7/8 cut. No I am not a goalie
    Damn,

    I know coffey used a 1/2, but 7/8?

    My hats off to you, Im a big fan of the 7/16 personally.

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    I've been using 1/2 since I started and I can't do a 2-foot hockey stop correctly. Last night, I finally managed to get the hockey stop going with two feet, but I can't remember the last time I got my skates sharpened. I'm thinking of going to 9/16 or 5/8.

    Advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lososaurus View Post
    I've been using 1/2 since I started and I can't do a 2-foot hockey stop correctly. Last night, I finally managed to get the hockey stop going with two feet, but I can't remember the last time I got my skates sharpened. I'm thinking of going to 9/16 or 5/8.

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    Leave the 1/2 inch and practice, practice, practice.

    If you go to a real large hollow you will develop bad habits more likely than not. I mean, a 9/16 is not extreme or anything, but 1/2 is what most pro shops would suggest you use as your learning.

    Just try to remember the technique you used to stop, and then apply it to skating with the fresh blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous028 View Post
    Leave the 1/2 inch and practice, practice, practice.

    If you go to a real large hollow you will develop bad habits more likely than not. I mean, a 9/16 is not extreme or anything, but 1/2 is what most pro shops would suggest you use as your learning.

    Just try to remember the technique you used to stop, and then apply it to skating with the fresh blades.
    I think they were getting pretty dull. I can stop on one foot, like a one-foot hockey stop. Like turning a snowplow into a hockey stop with my foot perpendicular to my direction of motion( outside, rear foot ). I can't do 2 feet though, the foot under my body judders or skips on the ice. Is it a sharpness problem or a learning to skate problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lososaurus View Post
    I think they were getting pretty dull. I can stop on one foot, like a one-foot hockey stop. Like turning a snowplow into a hockey stop with my foot perpendicular to my direction of motion( outside, rear foot ). I can't do 2 feet though, the foot under my body judders or skips on the ice. Is it a sharpness problem or a learning to skate problem?
    the condition of the ice can also affect how your skates respond in a hockey stop. if the ice is too cold or the air is very dry, it can feel brittle and give you that chattering effect, the opposite of warm or humid weather making the ice feel sluggish, like you're skating on pudding.

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    Picking up my skates tonight. 1/2... Ill let you know how it goes.

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    Just went from 1/2 to 9/16 and I'll probably go even further. I love the speed and ability to stop without digging in too hard. The guy that did my skates said he was trained where the Red Wings used to practice in the '80s and some would get a one-inch cut. Interesting

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    I usually skate with a 9/16 hollow, but I will move up or down 1/8 depending on ice conditions.

    I like a deeper hollow on harder ice (Panorama or TSC) versus the slush I play on at Burbank.

    Here's a chart of hollows used by the Pens.

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    My U+ I keep at 9ft Neutral and a 7/8 cut.

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    Can someone recommend a good sharpener at one of these rinks:
    - Westminster
    - OC Ice Palace
    - Anaheim
    - Hockey Giant

    I want to get both mine and my son's blades profiled for the first time and the sharpeners at my home rink are just the kids that work in the shop.

    Don't Stop Believin'!

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