Skate Sharpening High Technology.

Adventure Cycle Now Hi-Tech Skate Sharpening: Blackstone Sharpening Machines for Skate Sharpening Services to get your Skates perfectly sharpened! 2464 Dufferin Street Open all week 10 am to 6pm. This allows us to give you the new “FLAT BOTTOME V” custom service depending if you want to: Have more Grip (less Glide) or more Glide (less Grip).

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This is the equipment we use:

Blackstone® Double Head Rectangle Machines are perfect for a medium volume shop. With one finishing head and a dedicated cross grind head, shaping skates and putting a perfect edge on a skate is easy.

Features
• Includes (1) Professional Series Tri-Lie Holder
• Precision ground aluminum table infused with Teflon for easy glide
• Powder coat finish on the cabinet
• Lighted hood and safety glass face shield
• 4” swivel casters

LEFT FINISHING HEAD
                • Choice of Revolving Spinner (REV), Single Spinner (SPIN) or Single Point Diamond (SPT) Dressing System
                • Direct drive motor operating at 3450 rpm
                • Removable head unit for easy maintenance
RIGHT CROSS GRIND HEAD

                • Accepts the Blackstone® Shaping System
FILTER EXHAUST SYSTEM
                • Factory fitted filter exhaust system built into the cabinet
                • (4) exhaust ports
                • 17” removable drum filter (part number S-03)

Features
• Includes (2) Professional Series Tri-Lie Holder, (4) Spinners
• Precision ground aluminum table infused with Teflon for easy glide
• Powder coat finish on the cabinet
• Lighted hood and safety glass face shield
• 4” swivel casters

LEFT FINISHING HEAD
                • Revolving Spinner dressing system (holds 4 spinners)
                • Direct drive motor operating at 3450 rpm
                • Removable head unit for easy maintenance

CENTRE CROSS GRIND HEAD
                • Accepts the Blackstone® Shaping System

RIGHT FINISHING HEAD
                • Choice of Revolving Spinner (REV), Single Spinner (SPIN) or Single Point Diamond (SPT) Dressing System
                • Direct drive motor operating at 3450 rpm
                • Removable head unit for easy maintenance

EXHAUST SYSTEM
                • Factory fitted filter exhaust system built into the cabinet
                • (6) exhaust ports
                • Dual cyclone exhaust system with removable canisters for easy maintenance
                • Additional 8” drum filter to collect even more debris (part number S-05)

A NEW ERA OF PERFECTION
The revolutionary new FBV® (Flat Bottom V®) patented skate sharpening system from Blackstone® gives you competitive advantages like you’ve never experienced before. Superior endurance. Greater power. Enhanced agility. Better control. These are just a few of the improvements skaters from recreational leagues to the pros are reporting with this new blade sharpening technique. In fact, research conducted by The International Ice Hockey Research Academy at the University of Ottawa, under the direction of Dr.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT FBV®
“For pushing and gliding and being on top of the ice, there’s a huge difference. Because it’s not sinking into the ice, you don’t have to work as hard. It’s absolutely incredible.”
Cory Stillman, Florida Panthers 

“Guys like it and they feel less fatigue in the legs”
Bert Godin, Equipment Manager, St. Louis Blues

“There’s nothing generating anywhere close to this kind of effusive word of mouth”
the Hamilton Spectator

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UNDERSTANDING TRADITIONAL SKATE SHARPENING

Traditional sharpening uses a grinding stone to create a groove or hollow between the edges of the blade. The depth of this hollow determines the performance of the skate and is a matter of individual preference. 

Simply put, the deeper the hollow, the more blade digs into the ice. This creates “bite” but the trade off is that it decreases the ease of your glide. So you basically have to choose between gliding speed and grip.
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FBV®: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

FBV® eliminates the need to choose one benefit over the other, with a breakthrough architecture designed for the perfect blend of speed and agility. The flat bottom shape of the blade allows the skate to glide across the top of the ice rather than cut through it. This reduces drag and helps increase speed. At the same time, the precision edges are ready to dig in and provide precise control on turns and stops.
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HISTORY OF SKATE SHARPENING

Skate sharpening is a process which, we suspect, started in the 1800s with a manually powered grinding wheel similar to that depicted in this picture from 1877. You can see the beginning of a radius being ground into the blade by the arc of the grinding wheel.

As time went on, the sharpening process fell into the domain of shoemakers, blacksmiths and knife sharpeners who began to use motorized vertical grinding wheels to sharpen skate blades.
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BLACKSTONE® SPINNER SYSTEM
The patented spinner system changes the way skates have been sharpened for hundreds of years.  The spinner system uses a small 1” disc precision machined with an ROH or an FBV shape.  These custom discs are diamond coated to dress the grinding stone with the specific shape.

ADVANTAGES
* Easy to use
* Each disc has only one shape, simply grab the disc with the desired ROH or FBV and install it onto the spinner system (no tools required)
* Ability to provide ROH and FBV shapes
* The spinner system provides the advantage of being able to sharpen ROH and FBV
* Accurate
* The spinner discs are precision machined with exact measurements.

BLACKSTONE® SPINNER SYSTEM
The patented spinner system changes the way skates have been sharpened for hundreds of years.  The spinner system uses a small 1” disc precision machined with an ROH or an FBV shape.  These custom discs are diamond coated to dress the grinding stone with the specific shape.

ADVANTAGES
* Easy to use
* Each disc has only one shape, simply grab the disc with the desired ROH or FBV and install it onto the spinner system (no tools required)
* Ability to provide ROH and FBV shapes
* The spinner system provides the advantage of being able to sharpen ROH and FBV
* Accurate
* The spinner discs are precision machined with exact measurements.  The ROH shapes are true and the FBV shapes are unique to any other shape (see FBV to learn more)
* Consistent
* Be confident that the same shape is being provided to the customer time after time
* Economical
* The Spinner System sharpens the entire face of the grinding wheel at once (unlike the single point diamond which can only contact one point on the wheel at a time), resulting in a longer life for the grinding wheel
* The spinner system extends the life of the grinding wheel which equals more sharpening per wheel
* More skates sharpened and less consumables required equals savings and more money in your pocket
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
The Spinner System is available in two versions.
* SINGLE SPINNER:  The single spinner system holds one interchangeable spinner at a time.  It can hold any ROH or FBV spinner.
* REVOLVER SPINNER:  The revolver spinner system has the capability of holding 4 different interchangeable spinners at a time.  They can be all ROH, all FBV, or a combination.
** Changing spinners in either version is easy and there are no tools required.  Simply unscrew the drag cap and replace, ready to dress the stone with the desired shape immediately.**

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