Over the years I have heard a lot of funny statements. “Just sharpen my skates a little”, “I want a defenseman’ss hollow”, “because I’m a bigger player, I need a deeper hollow”, “just sharpen them the regular way”, “I only get my skates done once a year”.
Not too many years ago, well profiled skates were considered a sign of a good skater. Actually, back then, what players were looking for was pinpoint turning ability to help maneuver in front and around the back of the net, a maneuver Gretzky made popular.
During the summer some many players will join summer adult leagues just to keep their skates under them.
What is interesting is many professional players who have no idea that the blade holder on their skate could be moved on the boot to adjust for a…