What does profiling your skates do?
Skate “Profiling” involves changing the shape of the skate blade to help a player maximize their skating potential. Profiling is also referred to as rockering, radiusing, contouring, and body-balance contouring.
Do NHL players profile their skates?
To put it in perspective, a fresh 5/8” cut may feel like a worn out 1/2″ cut. In the NHL, however, the most common cut is much shallower, between 5/8” and 3/4″. Players in the NHL also get their skate profiles customized 100% of the time.
What skate profiles do NHL players use?
A standard profile for a hockey skate is 13′: the blade has the curve of a circle with a 13-foot radius.
What skate profile should I use?
what profile is best? A smaller profile (7′) will make less contact with the ice than a larger profile (13′). Less ice contact (7′) allows for greater maneuverability and acceleration, but also digs into the ice more than a larger profile (13′), which means slower top speeds and increased fatigue.
What skate profile does McDavid use?
Connor McDavid uses custom Tydan Performance Blades. Connor McDavid runs a 10′ profile. We sell Tydan Performance Blades.
Do new skates need to be profiled?
When you buy a new pair of skates they come with a factory grind on the steel. It is recommended that you get them profiled before skating in them. The most common profiles are 7 foot 9 foot 11 foot and 13 foot.
What skates does McDavid wear?
When he takes the ice, McDavid speeds up and down the arena in CCM JetSpeed skates, and now Upper Deck Authenticated is offering autographed pairs of the same style he wears. McDavid has autographed this pair of CCM JetSpeed skates in silver paint pen.
What skate radius does Sidney Crosby use?
Radius of Hollow or Hollow Grind
|Wayne Gretzky – 1/2″||Sidney Crosby – 9/16″|
|Joe Sakic – 5/8″||Evgeni Malkin – 11/16″|
|Chris Pronger – 7/8″||Jordan Staal – 5/8″|
|Mark Messier – 1″||Sergei Gonchar – 1-1/4″|
|Paul Coffey – 1″ to 2″||Alex Ovechkin – 1/2″|
Should I get my new skates profiled?
What Hollow does Crosby use?
Around 3:44, he mentions that Crosby used to prefer a deeper hollow, but now uses a 1/2″ hollow.
What hollow do pro hockey players use?
The majority of pros use something with a shallower hollow, but preference does widely vary. I used a 5/8ths hollow, but as I got older and heavier, I switched to the less sharp 3/4ths.
What skate profile does Connor McDavid use?
Connor McDavid uses custom Tydan Performance Blades. Connor McDavid runs a 10′ profile. We sell Tydan Performance Blades. We profile steel.