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Find Your Hollow; Follow-up Interview With Jon Hutcheon

As you saw last week, we took out five high-level hockey players, put them on their normally preferred radius of hollow and then put them on a mystery hollow. After a few skating sessions on both hollows, we documented their thoughts. 

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Finding Your Hollow with High End Hockey

Like sticks and skates and every other aspect of hockey, skate sharpening is evolving. What used to be available only to the pros has now made its way to Juniors, College, and youth. While most hockey players still drop their skates at the shop and never specify the hollow they prefer, we're seeing more and more players becoming educated about the options they have and how a change to their hollow might impact their game.

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How To Choose Your Grinding Ring [Infographic]

One of our most asked questions is "How do I choose my Grinding Ring?". So we created an inforgraphic to help! 

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Bite Angle | What ROH Really Means

In previous posts, we have spent some time talking about what to look for in a great sharpening, skate blade contouring (rockering & pitch) and, of course, radius of hollow. At this point, if you are a reader of this blog, you pretty much have a handle on what these things are.

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Radius of Hollow [RoH]

Before we dive in on our first criteria of ESS, let’s introduce the concept of Radius of Hollow or RoH. Radius is the distance from the center of a circle to its outer edge (a measurement) and Hollow is a cut or depression in something. In our case, it’s the concave groove that is ground into the bottom of the skating surface. So when we say Radius of Hollow, we’re referring to the depth of the cut ground into the bottom of our blade.

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