Maximum Edge Skate Sharpening System

Bladz Skate Shop is a member of MAXIMUM EDGE®, a truly professional skate sharpening and profiling service that increases performance and reduces the risk of injuries. MAXIMUM EDGE® is hands-down the most effective way to maximize skater control for hockey and figure skaters around the globe.

Maximum Edge has performed skate maintenance work shops for major hockey supply companies, NHL, AHL, CHL, ECHL, IHL, UHL, WCHL, WPHL, OHL, universities, colleges, minor hockey systems and the U.S. and Canadian National programs.

Blade profile and square radius should work with the skater’s ability instead of creating body compensations and added physical stress. The more accurate the skater’s center of gravity is, the greater the results in personal performance.

Proper sharpening, blade mounting, alignment and profile determine a skater’s center of gravity, body posture, body compensations, and physical stress. All which affect the skating style, speed, stops, starts and the hockey player’s stick handling and shot, as well as a figure skater’s jumps and landings.

Maximum Edge’s research and technologies are in use by over 300 teams in leagues such as the NHL, AHL, CHL, ECHL, WCHL, WPHL, and OHL. They also train universities, colleges, minor hockey leagues as well as the US and Canadian National Hockey Programs.

The Process

At Bladz Skate Shop all staff members have been trained in the Maximum Edge skate sharpening system. Maximum Edge uses a seven-step patented squaring and finishing process:

  1. Machine Calibration
  2. Blade Preparation 1
  3. Machine Sharpening
  4. Blade Preparation 2
  5. Finishing Pass
  6. Blade Calibration
  7. Blade Finishing Process

Using this finely honed process you will receive the same consistent results from any of the members that many professional players are receiving from their equipment managers who have taken the Maximum Edge training program.

The Benefits

The benefits of this skate sharpening system include:

  1.  No break-in period after sharpening.
  2. Edges stay sharper, longer. Blade edges stay sharp longer, so skaters do not have to change skating styles to compensate for the blade edges as they break down, resulting in less fatigue and injury.
  3. Reduced friction. Reducing friction makes skating easier, meaning less fatigue.
  4. Increased skating speed.
  5. Improved center of gravity.
  6. No skate chatter on stops.
  7. Safer skates. The Maximum Edge system eliminates sharp burrs and creates a safer edge; reducing the number of incidental and accidental cuts. 
  8. Major reduction in skate release. Skate blades that have not been finished have small burrs and foreign material redeposited by machine sharpening. These  break off the first time the skates are used, leaving sharp edges which result in skate release.
  9. Better control, turns, flows and acceleration.

The Benefits

The benefits of this skate sharpening system include:

  1.  No break-in period after sharpening.
  2. Edges stay sharper, longer. Blade edges stay sharp longer, so skaters do not have to change skating styles to compensate for the blade edges as they break down, resulting in less fatigue and injury.
  3. Reduced friction. Reducing friction makes skating easier, meaning less fatigue.
  4. Increased skating speed.
  5. Improved center of gravity.
  6. No skate chatter on stops.
  7. Safer skates. The Maximum Edge system eliminates sharp burrs and creates a safer edge; reducing the number of incidental and accidental cuts. 
  8. Major reduction in skate release. Skate blades that have not been finished have small burrs and foreign material redeposited by machine sharpening. These  break off the first time the skates are used, leaving sharp edges which result in skate release.
  9. Better control, turns, flows and acceleration.

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Bladz Skate Shop

Bladz Skate Shop is a full service skate sharpening and maintenance service provider with 9 locations throughout Alberta, Ontario and BC.  We are also a member of Maximum Edge®, a skate-sharpening supplier to the NHL.

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