The Maximum Edge sharpening system incorporates our profiling and patented finish process, which increases the number one factor in skating – skater control.The system provides an improved centre of gravity, resulting in greater maneuverability and increased speed. Blade profile and a square radius should work with the skater’s ability instead of creating body compensation and added physical stress.
A skater’s center of gravity is determined by the blade to ice contact surfaces, known as blade profile. A blade profile is the shape of the entire blade – end to end. Profiling is the matching of skate blades to each other and to the skater. Also finding the correct radius for the skater gives them the choice between more bite on take off vs more glide at top end. Radius depends on the skater, the skate and the ice conditions.
Maximum Edge® recommends that all hockey skates should be profiled once a year and profile maintenance done after ten to twelve sharpening. Profile maintenance consists of checking the blades for consistency and correcting any differences. A skate sharpener who uses proper technique may slightly alter the blades after ten sharpening, but one poor sharpening can immediately change the profile. It is important to understand that the contact area of the blade profile determines the skater’s center of gravity which ultimately affects control and performance.
Matching blade radius, profile and pitch to the skater’s individual skating style reduces body compensation and effectively increases the skater’s performance and confidence in the blades. Proper pitch puts the body in the neutral position, improving the number one factor of skating – which is control. A skater should be in control of the skates, not the skates in control of the skater.
An out of control skater usually falls, creating a high risk of injury. It is important for the customers to convey any skating problems to their sharpener, so that improvements in control can be made.
Maintaining the desired profile over the life of the blade requires consistency. If the blade radius, profile, length of the skating surface and blade heights are changing from sharpening to sharpening, the skater is constantly compensating because of those changes. Body compensations use energy and usually generate unwanted physical stress.
We offer replacement blades to help you get back on the ice. We only offer the best quality to insure you are happy when you hit the ice.
Tydan Performance Blades are manufactured with an extremely high quality stainless steel, which are put through an extensive heat treating & annealing process. The end result is a harder, tougher blade than anything else on the market!
Benefits of Tydan Performance Blades:
-Added height to blades for sharper turns & faster acceleration, better attack angles & stronger push-offs.
-Harder steel for better edge retention & longer sharpening life.
-Tougher steel to avoid fractures & breakages.
Tydan DLC Blades have leveraged the benefits of Diamond-Like-Carbon coatings – originally developed by the aerospace industry for exceptionally low friction and extreme hardness – and tailored it for use on hockey skate blades. We use Rubig PECVD equipment to deposit these layers accurately and at low temperatures, resulting in blades that offer a combination of unprecedented edge retention and glide.
Tydan Performance Blades are used by teams, players & coaches in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL (WHL, OHL, QMJHL) & international professional leagues, along with junior and minor hockey players around the world
We built our reputation for excellence on the STEP STEEL blade—which outperforms regular blades hands down. The STEP STEEL’s high-precision raised profile will significantly increase your confidence in your turns and strides. With this innovative design, introduced by STEP in 2005, you’ll dominate the rink and be able to make sharper turns, giving you an advantage on the ice.