Radius of hollow vs flat bottom v sharpening

Radius of hollow vs flat bottom v sharpening

Many people ask, “What is the difference between ROH and FBV and which type of sharpening is best for me?”

When it comes to skate sharpening, you want to know how to treat the blades you trust to hold your stride.  Luckily, The Greater Toronto Area is home to skate sharpening experts that can give you the type of sharp that you need to perform – whether it be radius of hollow (ROH) or flat bottom V (FBV).

Look no further, your hockey skate sharpening questions are answered here!

ROH Sharpening

The below video explains exactly how ROH sharpening works.  The flatter the blade, the faster the glide. The deeper the hollow, the more bite.


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FBV Sharpening

Breaking the tradition of ROH sharpening, FBV takes speed on the ice to a new level in hockey by embracing the flat blade bottom to get maximum speed.

So which type of hockey skate sharpening should you get?

At the end of the day it all boils down to preference. Those who are looking to transition to FBV from a deep hollow will feel the most difference as their skates will seem less stable when standing at first.

Players just need to ask themselves one question “How fast do I want to go?”

FBV and ROH Sharpening in Toronto

ProSkateCorner is happy to provide both FBV and ROH sharpening in North York, Ontario just outside of Chesswood arena.  Get in touch with us and we can set you up with the type of sharpening your skates need to give you the performance you are looking for.

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