Sweet-Stick Edge Enhancer from Wide World of Hockey    

   

Sweet-Stick Edge Enhancer

$19.95 + S&H  (Shipping to US only) = $23.95

 

The Sweet-Stick is an Affordable, Easy to Use, Edge Enhancer for Hockey, Goalie and Figure Skates. Based on years of research, the Sweet-Stick's unique materials and design restore your edges quickly, easily and safely.

What makes the Sweet-Stick work so well?

Based on years of development and research, the Sweet-Stickô offers an easy and cost effective method to maintain your edges between skate sharpening. Typically a player loses between 15-25% of their edge efficiency for every hour on the ice. As you skate, your edges actually wear even though the hollow remains the same. Use of the Sweet-Stickô allows player to gain anywhere from 2-3 additional skates between skate sharpening without the feeling of dull skates. In addition, the Sweet-Stickô is a great way to make custom adjustments in your edges by applying the Sweet-Stickô to the entire length of the blade or in certain locations such as the heel or mid section.

Does the Sweet-Stickô replace sharpening?

  1. No. However, if you have not totally lost and edge and your looking to regain that BITE from being on the ice after a few skates the Sweet-Stick is a perfect tool. If you have lost and edge it's time to have your skates sharpened.

Can I over use my Sweet-Stick?

  1. Yes. At some point the Sweet-Stick will not have any effect on the edges, usually after 4-6 uses it's time to have your skates traditionally sharpened and you can start the process over again.

Can the Sweet-Stick damage my blades?

  1. If properly used the Sweet-Stick will not damage your blades. However, it is possible that if you apply heavy pressure it could actually over-sharpen your edges, giving you too much bite.

 

When should I have my skates sharpened?

  1. If you've lost an edge or after about 8-10 hours on the ice (even using the Sweet-Stickô) it's time to have them done again.

Checking your edges

  1. Edges loose anywhere from 15-25% of the efficiency of the edge for each hour on the ice. So it's best to think about having your skates sharpened around the 4th skate.

  2. You don't need to use your thumb nail to check how sharp your skates are. This means nothing. However, to check for a lost edge hold the skate upside down in a light and look down the blade. If you see a "flat" or "shiny" spot longer than 1/8" of an inch they should be re-sharpened.


 

Skate Maintenance

  1. Check your edges after each skate. It's easier to have them sharpened after you skate rather than remembering right before you skate.

  2. Keep your skates dry. Not only the blades (especially non-stainless steel) but the boots as well. Remove them from your bag so they dry completely before your next skate. Wet skates deteriorate quicker, are heavier to skate in and SMELL really bad for your favorite skate sharpener!

  3. Also, if the foot beds in your skates are removable take those out too. This will reduce the chance of your skate rivets from rusting.

Tips for tying and untying your skates

  1. When untying your laces, remove the laces from the top 3 or 4 eyelets. It's easier to pull your foot out, and easier to put in the next time you skate. Plus you'll find your foot is more comfortable in your boot.

  2. When you're tying laces, before making a bow, wrap the laces twice, not once. This way when you make your bow your laces won't loosen up and they'll stay tight.

  3. If your laces are frayed at the ends - BUY NEW ONES!

  4. Do not wrap your laces or tape around your skate boot. This restricts forward knee bend and will force your heel forward and put you on your toes, rather than the main portion of your blade on the ice to gain full stride, speed & balance.

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