Advantages of T Blades?

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  1. ALF AmericanLionsFan

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    I was just wondering what the advantages of T Blades were. My buddy got them and seems to love them. Says he doesn't sharpen them only replaces the blade when they are worn out. I don't know much about them,but I do get frustrated because I feel like I'm sharpening my skates all the time. Any info on these would be appreciated.
     
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    They are consistant and come with a decent edge on them. They're great for people who don't have a good local sharpener, but a good sharpening is better. They use some other lines to sell them, but they aren't really true. It's not a bad product, but a good sharpening is better.
     
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    I have them on my Graf 502's. This is my first time using T-Blades. I can tell you this: there is no better feeling than having a sharpened pair of skates. I can get a month out of my T-Blades before I get a new pair. I use one of those ceramic sticks on my T-Blades, and it sharpens them nicely, but it is nice to have a brand new pair.

    I'm not sure if it's just mine, but my T-Blade holder is very chinsy. I've taken a few pucks to the holder of my T-Blades, and they feel like they are falling apart.

    Once I can afford a new pair of skates, I am definately switching back to my old TUUK Lightspeed holder.

    So if you don't have easy access to regular skate shapening, get the T-Blades. If you do have easy access, just get a regular holder.
     
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    Can you get those put on any type of skate?
     
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    They have a distinct sound when you skate, so dont expect to be stealthy out there.
     
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    The down fall of T-blades is you can't just run out and have your skates sharpened. If they are dull and you don't have a replacement you are screwed. I hear the stones work, but only to a certain point.

    Have you looked into having your blades replaced with some better steel? I know a bunch of guys using Hot Blades and they love em.
     
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    I don't really consider that a flaw. You could use the reverse to promote them. Say you have a late game and all the stores are closed. With T'Blades, you can keep an extra set of runners handy and always be prepared.
     
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    True, it's the old is the glass half empty or half full arguement. I'd like to try them to be honest. Just to see what they feel like. If I didn't have easy access to a decent place to get my skates sharpened I would probably look into it more.
     
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