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Old 02-17-2010, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flat Bottom V (FBV) sharpening system question

I don't know how many of you are familiar with the Flat Bottom V hockey skate sharpening system from Black Stone Sport http://www.blackstonesport.com/technology.cfm but I have tried this out and have a question for anyone who has used it for any length of time.

Does the edge hold up as well as a traditional skate sharpening? I got the FBV done and have maybe 3 hours ice time and it seems that I'm losing a bit of control I had immediately after my skates were sharpened. The different cut takes some getting used to but I really liked it at first. I got the 100/75 done because it offers the most bite for turns and stops. However, now I don't feel the same cut through the ice as I did previously during turns and it seems to want to slide out a bit from under me. Granted it could just be my imagination on a deteriorated ice surface. I was wondering if anyone had tried this sharpening method and had any info to share about it or could compare it to a traditional sharpening. Hopefully someone could give me their opinion one way or the other.

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Old 02-17-2010, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm.... I've never heard of this technique before. I'm gonna look into this. Sorry I can't help you out.


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I'm an intermediate level 210lb skater. I went with the 100:50 cut. I really couldn't feel a difference.

Regarding sharpness: After about 10 skates I feel like some of the edge was lost. BUT I think losing the edge depends a lot on the ice surface you skate on. If your area has rinks that feel like ponds (hard ice) I think you'll lose your edge quicker. Also it depends on your skating ability and size. The better and more powerful you are the quicker you'll lose the edge.

I wouldn't go to FBV if your object is sharpen less often.
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Did you know that both Blackstone and Blademaster offer versions of the flat bottom v sharpening method? (I am sure there will be a lawsuit at some point, can't see how they both have patent pending on this)

If you go here http://www.blademaster.ca/pdfs/BFDFlatBottom.pdf

They explain that the arch is a perfect shape for supporting weight so the traditional sharpening lasts longer, while the FBV method gives you bite, longer glides, but the edge wears out faster.

I live in Southern California and I have finally found a shop that offers the Blademaster version of FBV. Can not wait to try it.
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