FAQ

Why do you need to sharpen your skates?

To be able to skate you need two edges. The inner and outer edge. The two edges will get worn down or damaged when skating. Newly bought skates do not have these two edges. There’s a simple rule; dull or no edges equals falling on your ass a lot.

When you are skating on ice you are actually skating on water. The blade’s edges melt the ice, making a water layer between the blade and the ice. The more pressure the more the blade melts the ice.

To maintain or make the two edges on the blade you need to sharpen them. This is done with a grinding wheel.

What is Radius of Hollow (RoH)?

The curve of the grinding wheel when seen in a cross section decides what radius of hollow you get on your blades. By reshaping the stone grinding wheels or switching electroplated grinding wheels you can change the curve and subsequently the radius of hollow.

A deep radius of hollow gives you more grip and less glide. This is because the deeper hollow has less contact with the ice. With less contact it generates more pressure and that melts the ice more. Making it feel like you dig into the ice more.

A flatter radius of hollow gives less grip but more glide. This is because the flatter hollow has more contact with the ice. With more contact it generates less pressure making the ice melt less.

The general consensus is that if you are heavy you should have more ice contact (flatter radius of hollow) and if you are lightweight, you should have less ice contact (deeper radius of hollow).

What is a profile?
A profile is the shape of the blade when seen from the side (or in profile). Prosharp Profiling® has been under development for more than 25 years and it can maximize acceleration, agility, speed and stability by choosing the correct profile. Choosing the correct profile combined with a shallower hollow can also put less stress onto hips, groins and knees, leading to less injuries. What's the correct profile for each skater is very individual and it all boils down to the feeling on the ice.

What hollow is the best for you?

To get a general recommendation for choosing the radius of hollow you can use this formula: bodyweight/3,14 (Pi). Example 80 kg/3,14=25,47, round off to 25. There you have a hollow to start with.

What profile is the best for you?

When being a beginner skater we recommend that the beginner gets as much ice contact as possible. This is to provide stability to the skater. Good beginner profiles are 17 ft.- or 19 ft single profiles.

When the skater has reached the next stage in hers or his skating development go down to less ice contact. This is to add more acceleration/agility to the skating. Depending on personal preference the skater could try anything from 10 ft. to 15 ft.

After that it's time to test combination profiles. Start with the dual profiles, it combines two radii in one profile:

Detroit 1 (10 ft. – 20 ft.) Combine both good acceleration/agility with excellent speed/stability.
Detroit 2 (13 ft. – 26 ft.) – A profile focused on speed and especially stability but has enough agility in the front to outmanoeuvre your opponents.
Win 1 (9.5 ft. – 10.5 ft.) – A profile focused on excellent acceleration and agility.
Win 2 (10 ft. – 11 ft.) – A profile focused on excellent acceleration and agility.
Combi 10 – 13 (10 ft. – 13 ft.) – A profile focused on great acceleration and agility but also providing good speed and stability.
Combi 9 – 10 (9 ft. – 10 ft.) – A profile focused on excellent acceleration and agility.
Toronto 1 (7 ft. – 10 ft.) – A profile focused on excellent acceleration and agility.
Toronto 2 (9 ft. – 15 ft.) – A profile focused on excellent acceleration and agility but also providing great speed and stability.
Toronto 3 (11 ft. – 17 ft.) – A profile focused on great acceleration and agility but also providing excellent speed and stability.

The description is only a general recommendation and the skater needs to test different profiles to find what will suit that specific player's style of skating.

The latest in Prosharp Profiling® is profiles with combinations of three radii and four radii. We call the three radii combination Zuperior and the four radii combination Quad. We recommend the Zuperior profiles to wingers and defensive D-men because it gives great straight line speed with great glide and excellent balance/stability. The Quad profiles are recommended to centers and offensive D-men because the ability to pivot/change direction together with excellent agility and speed.

We have developed different Zuperior- and Quad profiles depending on the skate size:

Skate size 1-2: Zuperior 3XS & Quad 3XS.

Skate size 3-4: Zuperior XXS & Quad XXS.

Skate size 5-6:Zuperior XS & Quad XS.

Skate size 7-8: Zuperior Small & Quad Zero.

Skate size 9-10:Zuperior Medium & Quad I.

Skate size 11-12: Zuperior Large & Quad II.

The description is only a general recommendation and the skater needs to test different profiles to find what will suit that specific player's style of skating.

AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC

Setting up the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

Dressing the grinding wheel on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

Dressing Channel-Z on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

Profiling on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

Sharpening on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

Sharpening Figure Skates on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

Daily maintenance on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

Changing grinding wheel on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

AS 1001 PORTABLE-SC

Setting up the AS 1001 PORTABLE-SC:

Dressing the grinding wheel on the AS 1001 PORTABLE-SC:

Dressing Channel-Z on theAS 1001 PORTABLE-SC:

Sharpening on theAS 1001 PORTABLE-SC:

Daily maintenance on the AS 1001 PORTABLE-SC:

Changing grinding wheel on the AS 2001 ALLPRO-SC:

SkatePal® Pro 3

Setting up the SkatePal® Pro 3:

Sharpening on the SkatePal® Pro 3:

Changing grinding wheel and wheel adjustment on the SkatePal® Pro 3:

Maintenance on the SkatePal® Pro 3:

Prosharp® Home

Setting up the Prosharp® Home:

Sharpening on the Prosharp® Home:

Changing grinding wheel on the Prosharp® Home:

Maintenance on the Prosharp® Home:

Preparing transportation of the Prosharp® Home:

Lateral adjustment of the grinding wheel on the Prosharp® Home:

Adjustment of the wheel pressure on the Prosharp® Home:

Service

All service of Prosharp's machines should be made by personnel that is representatives of Prosharp or trained by Prosharp. We recommend yearly service, read more about service here.

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