Pinnacle Eclipse Figure Skating Blade
Reach the peak of performance with the Eclipse Pinnacle, designed for the most demanding competitive freestyle skater. Offering an 8' blade radius for maximum speed and solid sole plates for added strength to tackle rigorous routines. A side-honed runner and chrome free rakes bite into the ice, while its increased stanchion height allows for better skate clearance. You'll stand proudly atop the podium in the
Suggested R.O.H: 5/8" Sizes: 8" - 12"
When viewed from the side, the blade of a figure skate is not flat, but curved slightly, forming an arc of a circle with a radius of 180-220 cm. This curvature is referred to as the rocker of the blade. The sweet spot of the blade is below the ball of the foot. This spot is usually located near the stanchion of the blade, and is the part of the blade where all spins are spun on. Side honed figure skating blades have a concave design which causes them to be thicker at the stanchions and the edge stripe and thinner in between. They are easily recognizable because they cause reflections to be inverted. The blade is also hollow ground; a groove on the bottom of the blade creates two distinct edges, inside and outside. The inside edge of the blade is on the side closest to the skater; the outside edge of the blade is on the side farthest from the skater. In figure skating it is always desirable to skate on only one edge of the blade, never on both at the same time (which is referred to as a flat). The apparently effortless power and glide across the ice exhibited by elite figure skaters fundamentally derives from efficient use of the edges to generate speed.
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