At Simmons Hockey, we are able to provide professional skate sharpening and profiling for all goalies and players. We are Western NY’s first ProSharp provider offering the most consistent and accurate skate sharpening for all players and goalies. The ProSharp is designed to provide perfect, repeatable pressure along the entire length of the blade. No more “banana” blades or rounded toes that you get from skate sharpening at the big box stores. The ProSharp AS2001 automatically measures and centers the blade perfectly on the grinding wheel each and every time making it the machine of choice for many professional teams. No need to worry about uneven edges or over grinding.
Selecting a Radius of Hollow
Approximately 50% of hockey players use 1/2″. A flatter radius (larger number) of hollow offers less grip and more glide. A deep radius of hollow gives you more grip and less glide. The general consensus is that if you are heavy it is best to optimize for more ice contact (flatter radius of hollow), however, if you are lightweight a deeper radius of hollow will give you more bite. Also, remember that it is easy to step or down with each skate sharpening.
See who else uses ProSharp here: https://prosharp.us/pages/about-us
For our mail-in customers, we recommend you mail in your loose steel in a USPS flat rate envelope and tape them to the inside of the package. This is very important, as blades will punch through the side of the envelope and get lost if not properly secured. Loose steel reduces shipping costs, we do NOT require the entire skate to be mailed.
If you are a goalie please see our Skate Profiling for Goalies.
If you’re not a goalie, see Skate Profiling for Players