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  1. 1. If you are looking for a way to gain more power, create more speed, and experiencemaximum agility or just to truly be certain thatyour getting the most out of your skates than consider having your skate blades aligned.office setup
  2. 2. Being a specialty skates store, we have developed and pioneered manyunique systems for enhancing the performance of our clients skates One ofthe many things we have done is developed and refined the concept of"aligning skate blades" However, even after more than twenty years and manythousands of blade alignments we are still often asked "what the heck is ablade alignment?" The simplest definition of a skate blade alignment is; thepositioning of a skate blade on a boot in such a manner as to be relative to thefoot and the biomechanics of the skaters body that is going to be wearing theskate; or in other words positioning the skate blade on the boot to ensure thatthe skaters center of gravity falls directly over the blade Conceptually
  3. 3. aligning blades on skates is the same as aligning the wheels on a car Whenits done correctly, the wheels (skate blades) track straight and true Skateblade alignment is by no means a new conceopt In fact figure skaters havebeen aligning their blades for more than 75 years
  4. 4. Because of our extensive history with figure skating we simply used what wehad been doing with figure skaters for so many years, and applied it to allskaters, including hockey and ringette players Positioning the blade to allowfor the biomechanical differences in your feet and body takes your skate fittingto the next level The correct alignment will allow for maximum edge control,which will support you in maintaining a more efficient stride, better turningability, and will enhance your overall skating performance Because yourskates are a production line item, the most that can be expected from theskate manufacture is that the blade will be mounted in the middle of the outersoul of the skates That however does not accommodate the majority ofskaters who pronate or supinate Being certain that your center of gravity doesnot fall to either the inside or outside of the blade means that you will havebetter control of both the inside and outside edge of your skate blades
  5. 5. The classic picture of the young skater trying to skate while using only insideedges is something that is easily avoided by repositioning the blade on theboot Subtle changes to blade positioning on all levels of skaters can translateinto significant gains in performance on the ice Just some of the indicationsthat you may need your skate blades aligned may include; difficulty turning onedirection , struggling to hold eith an outside or inside edge, weak crossovers,chronic knee strain, groin pulls, sore lower back The manufacturing processis not perfect , so re-mounting a a skate blade mounted on a boot from themanufacturer can make a huge difference in skating performance Bladealignment ideally needs to be done with the skater, in the store, in that way wecan fine tume the alignment
  6. 6. However, skates that have been worn for a period of time, will show signs ofoffice setup a poor blade alignment, so we can in fact align blades without theskater Its just not as ideal Pro Skate has worked with every level of hockeyplayer and figure skater, including Olympic gold medalists Blade alignment isan integral part of the skate fitting process and will help you attain maximumperformance results from your skates
  7. 7. office setup