FLAT BOTTOM V (FBV) sharpening
The 1 Series is the deepest groove in FBV, yet still far below the traditional groove, meaning a good slide.
85-1, for a sharp skater.
The 75 series is the middle depth of FBV. Suitable for players who like a sharp skate.
100-75, very sharp skate, suitable for goalkeepers, for example. Not recommended for a player's skate.
90-75, a very sharp skate, player's option.
85-75, fairly sharp player's option.
The 50 Series is the lowest FBV groove, giving you the best possible glide. This series contains all of our most popular options.
100-50, a sharp skate for a lightweight junior player, who likes a very sharp skate.
95-50, the most popular option for junior players. It is also suitable for adults if you like a sharper groove.
92-50, middle of the two popular options (95-50 and 90-50). Very popular with Finnish Liiga players.
90-50, the most popular option of adults.
85-50, less sharp than 90-50.
80-50, mild groove.
70-50, very mild groove. For example, a heavyweight player who does not like too sharp edges.
We can also do the traditional hollow.
Our Traditional hollow options:
3/8" = 9.5 mm, a very sharp groove for goalkeepers or figure skating.
1/2" = 13 mm, a very sharp player's groove, or for figure skating, which is not yet required for extreme sharpness, meaning no demanding jumps.
9/16" = 14 mm, slightly previous milder but still sharp.
5/8" = 16 mm, a sharp groove for a hockey player or figure skating.
3/4" = 19 mm, still quite sharp.
7/8" = 22 mm, common groove.
15/16" = 24 mm, perhaps the most common.
1 1/16" = 27 mm, mild groove.
1 1/4" = 32 mm, very mild groove.
FLAT, For Bandy players.
7 feet = 2.1 meter radius, very agile blade, very rarely used.
9' = 2.7 m, an agile skater, the most popular design in North America due to the small rink.
10' = 3 m, still agile, but slightly faster than the previous one.
11' = 3.4 m, our most popular profile. Good compromise on speed and agility.
12' = 3.65 m, longer slide, more than average
13' = 4 m, a long slide, no longer so agile.
14' = 4.3 m, a much faster slide, but agility has clearly weakened.
15' = 4.6 m, very fast skate, which may not be able to get really tight u-turns.
28' = 8.5m, Goalkeeper Formation, also used for the downhill skating.