July 18th, 2010, 12:09 AM #51
ok my friend doesn't know what he's talking about
went to anaheim ice and they have the blademaster flat bottom. which is not the same as the blackstone flat bottom v. so i guess you are right mudfisher. i'll see how this is and then try out the flat bottom v to compare.
i believe glacial gardens at lakewood also has the blademaster flat bottom machine. so if anyone wants to try that type, you can get it in lakewood and anaheim.
July 30th, 2010, 10:58 PM #52
had a game yesterday on the blademaster flat bottoms. i got the X6 which is the more bite. i usually get a 1/2" or 9/16" cut and it took a while to get used to. on turns i could feel it bite in more than on the 1/2. but it felt good going straight. the glide felt great like the 9/16" cut. i need to get more time on it but i would try it again. not sure how long it'll last though. i read that these flat bottom sharpenings whether it's FBV or BFB don't last as long as the standard ROH sharpenings. so i'll see. i still want to try the blackstone FBV next so i can compare it right away. so i guess that'll be my next update. so far i like it.
July 31st, 2010, 05:06 PM #53
I just converted to FBV. I have been skating on a 7/8th for years. First tried the 90/50 then moved up to the 90/75. To be honest I was skeptical, but now I am a believer. Way better glide and shaper edges without the chatter on stops.
Last edited by fuzzerson; August 11th, 2011 at 10:22 PM.
October 10th, 2010, 06:06 PM #54
Here are the locations where they have the Flat V bottom.. Not sure if this is updated but check it out
FBV - Flat Bottom V - Where is it Available? - Blackstone Sport
Jakes Pro Shop which just opened in El Segundo close to Toyota Sports Center has the Blademaster flat bottom which is basically the same idea and competitor to Flat V Bottom.
Anyone who has tried both let me know which you prefer, the Blackstone Flat V bottom or Blademaster. Thanks.
August 11th, 2011, 01:04 AM #55
Monkey Sports in Santa Ana does Flat-bottom V sharpening.
April 11th, 2012, 06:08 PM #56
hey guys, quick question on sharpening and hollow depths on skates. For whatever reason, I've never been able to stop with my left foot forward (facing to my right), but I can turn just fine and stop on my right foot with no problems. If I try to stop on my left foot, my skate just chatters and skips and I end up on my ass. My skates are Bauer Vapor X (they're about 7 years old or so) with a 1/2" hollow, and I go 6'2" and 170 lbs. Thanks for the help.
April 11th, 2012, 07:39 PM #57
I think that is a skating skill and dominant side/leg situation, not the way the skates are cut. I would kick a ball with my right foot, but I have difficulty on a full hockey stop with my right foot forward( skates pointing left ). Conversely, I can do a full hockey stop no problem with my left foot forward( skates pointing right ). I can stop on just my right foot just fine( skates pointing left ), but when I try to bring my left leg into the equation, things aren't so smooth.
Originally Posted by BeachHockey
My only advice then is to practice stopping on your off foot until you figure out what works. Someone told me once that not enough weight was being put on the off foot, but I practice it so little that I can't confirm it. Hopefully someone with better skating knowledge can weigh in.