September 2nd, 2007, 04:45 AM #1
Where can I get my skates contoured?
I know this question has been asked on here before and has been answered as well. I was just wondering if there was a place in the LA area where I could get my skates contoured? I am going to school at LMU so would Toyota Sports Center be an option? Golden Bear Hockey maybe? Any help is appreciated!
I'm 6'4" with a size 12" bauer boot....
September 2nd, 2007, 02:00 PM #2
paging Bobby Orr...
Off hand I think Hans at Culver, TSC or the Guy who runs the pro shop at Bay Harbor.
September 3rd, 2007, 07:14 PM #3
At TSC, do you walk into the pro shop and ask? Or does a specific guy have to help you? Can I use the skates that night? Anyone know? Thanks for the help so far JW....
September 3rd, 2007, 08:34 PM #4
I had Pat Moore at TSC contour my old Bauer Classic Silvers (11' radius, +1mm pitch) back in 2004. I was very happy with the result (even though he said it didn't take that long, still took a week to get around to doing it). I don't see Pat buzzing around TSC anymore. Does he even work in the pro shop anymore? Craig ______ (can't remember the last name; looked like Artie Lange of the Howard Stern show) was another guy I'd have trusted with contouring my skates, but he's also AWOL.
If I had to do it today, I'd drive down to old reliable: Hawk Hockey in Santa Ana. I KNOW I'm getting grade-A results there, without having to worry about which individual persons are laying their hands on the machine. If you call ahead and arrange a day and time, they can do it while you're on the premises without you having to make 2 trips.
Yes, you can skate in them that night. It's only the baking process (for brand new skates) that requires you to let them sit for 24-48 hours before use.
Last edited by beingbobbyorr; September 3rd, 2007 at 08:36 PM.
September 3rd, 2007, 08:41 PM #5
**** Bay Harbor! Don't spend money there until they figure out how to (a) make ice that doesn't have waves in the corners and (b) put their friggin schedule on the web ( Hello! ..... http://www.usarinks.com/ )
Originally Posted by SirJW
October 10th, 2007, 07:20 AM #6
The guy at Bay Harbor is Vick Venasky, ex-King. I don't think he would do contouring.
He has nothing to do with the ice and there are no waves in the corners.
October 14th, 2007, 10:35 PM #7
I had a guy at Bay Harbor sharpen my skates (not Vic) and he did not sharpen them straight at all. The blade was not straight and one side was ground down lower than the other. Had to take them to Golden Bear to have them cross ground down and start over with a new edge