I have a couple of questions about a new pair of skates I just bought. (Bauer Vapor X:60's) Just a little background into how much I play. I play at least 2-3 times a week in a mens 30+ league, and an Old-Timers 35+ league, so I'm not a beginner by any stretch! LOL. My questions are basically.... 1. With the new Bauers I got, is it essential to get them heat molded? Or can you break them in eventually? Will heating them cause the skate to wear out faster? My old skates were Easton Z-Air's, and I do not remember getting them heated. Not even sure that was an option years ago, lol. 2. I had my old skates profiled when I bought them, is this something else that is needed? The profile my pro shop put on them was basically a forward style profiling. There was a degree to the profiling, but I can't remember exactly what it was. 7/8 or something like that. 3. Lastly, what type of sharpening would you recommend? I never really knew about this until I read the other thread about this on this forum. Every time I have gotten my skates sharpened over the past 10-15 years, they just take my skates and sharpen them. I really had no idea there were different ratios/fractions whatever of type of sharpness. What is the standard? (which I assume I have had) and what do the different types do for you? The other thread mentioned 1/2, 5/8, 7/16, 11/16 etc. What is the difference between them. I'm a pretty decent skater, but I always feel I top out at a certain speed. No matter how much harder I push/stride, I can't go faster. Sorry to be long winded, just really looking for some opinions, I'd like to get my new skates dialed in!!