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Old 10-06-2010, 12:17 PM   #26
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The Hockey Shop in Surrey has it. If you're in the area, it's superior to Cyclone in almost every way. I used to frequent Cyclone for sharpenings, but they became too inconsistent.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:12 PM   #27
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im loving the FBV, cant go back to regular anymore
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:21 PM   #28
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Is there anywhere that has a season pass with FBV?
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:59 PM   #29
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sportchek is unreal, the sharpenings that i've seen from them scares me.

some kid brought in his skates and asked that we don't do it like sportchek and im like uhh let me take a look, sure they hooked up the flat bottom v but they only sharpened the middle of the blade.

so there was three inches from the toe of the skate and three inches from the heel of the skate that was left unsharpened. amazing stuff.
You have also probably not seen hundreds/thousands that they have done properly and well with no issues whatsoever.

I could say the same thing you said about Sportchek with the shop I get my skates done currently. Last time I was in, I asked for 5/8". He asked me if I was sure I didn't want 3/8". If I did, I would have asked for it. He then takes my skate and asks his buddy if the goalie wheel is working. After some back and forth about whether the wheel was/is working because it wasn't a few days ago, he clamps my skate and goes to town on it. Didn't dress the wheel, didn't check the balance of the hollow, finished my pair in about 90 seconds. First off, I'm not sure what goalie gets their skates cut at 5/8. Secondly, even if you're not going to bother dressing the wheel, at least check to make sure the hollow is level before you do your passes. I have 2 sharpens left, when I'm done I'm going to Sportchek for flat bottom from here on in, 10 sharpens for $30 and consistency in my experience is what I'd get at the shop I currently go to anyways.

If I had access to a machine, I'd do my skates myself with my Sportchek learned skills. Sure there were hacks back then that would occassionally sharpen and really had no business doing that, but it seems like that is something that happens EVERYWHERE.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:58 PM   #30
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Anybody on here get their skates done with the Flat Bottom V system? Comments?
i had it done... it was fuckin' AWESOME... lots of glide and lots of bite.

only problem is... i had it done at sportscheck by my buddy... but i dont' wanan always travel downtown to get it done...

anybody know of a place that does FBV and provides a consistent sharpening in the vancouver area?

and to the OP... i pretty much only goto cyclone on 49th and oak. 1/2 hallow here as well.

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Another one here for The Hockey Shop on Surrey. I bought a season pass back in May and it's effective till next March. I don't remember the exact price but it was around $50-60.
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Another one here for The Hockey Shop on Surrey. I bought a season pass back in May and it's effective till next March. I don't remember the exact price but it was around $50-60.
$40 for regular sharpening and $80 for FBV
I just checked 2 days ago.
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Don't understand why independent hockey shops charge more for the FBV, with the exception of the initial machine upgrade, the diamonds last 3-4 times longer than traditional diamonds, the wheel lasts longer because you can dress a wheel without grinding down as much stone and the whole process is easier, if anything shops are saving $ in the long run with the fbv....so don't understand why they charge almost double for the fbv sharpen.
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10 fbv sharpens at sportchek for 30 bucks
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Sorry to thread jack but i have a question about skates. I recently purchased a pair of vapor XII and realized the blade wasn't Stainless steel. Is it a big deal? Will it rust considerably faster?
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not a big deal
Carbon steel is fine, the edge wont last as long, but as long as you keep the blade dry there shouldnt be any rusting issues.
Most entry level skates will have carbon steel as opposed to Stainless Steel
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not a big deal
Carbon steel is fine, the edge wont last as long, but as long as you keep the blade dry there shouldnt be any rusting issues.
Most entry level skates will have carbon steel as opposed to Stainless Steel
Thanks, I was worried about it rusting bad lol. Another dumb question, any chance you think sport mart will let me exchange these skates for a better pair even though its sharpened?
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^ why don't you bring it back and ask?
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As long as you haven't skated on it, not a problem.
Which Mart did you buy it from?
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Cool thanks for all the help, called them this morning and they said store exchange is fine. thanks skiiipi.
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