Posted by Michael Chiasson on Tuesday, August 24, 2010,
Many Thermablade users have asked us how to fully experience the benefits of warm steel so we wanted to share some insights on how to fully understand the performance benefits. But first a little background:
·Thermablades are NOT rocket packs and they will not necessarily improve your top end speed, your natural ability and fitness level are the reasons for your individual skating performance
·On freshly Zamboni’d ice where the top layer of ice is smooth, the benefits of warm st...
Posted by Michael Chiasson on Tuesday, August 17, 2010,
You know that “crunching sound” commonly associated with strong skaters? It's actually excessive friction and grip causing them to decelerate. The advantage of warm blades is that you don’t need as deep of a hollow to maintain grip because there is more natural water or lubricant. For this reason, many Thermablade players have gradually gone to shallower hollows to take full advantage of these properties. The end result is a smoother quieter sensation and improved glide.