Are Your Stinky Ice Skates Worth Anything?

Are your stinky ice skates worth anything? Can the odors be removed? We turned to the “Mythbusters” to find out what the affects of unpleasant odors are on products, and how they relate to the re-sale value. “Mythbusters” is a television show which airs on the “Discovery Channel“. The show is hosted by Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. Each show the Mythbusters do their best to prove or disprove various myths, hear say, proverbs and wise tales. This particular episode aired in Season 1, Episode 7 titled “Stinky Car”. The entire concept of this…

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Paramount Should Have Been In The Olympics!

U.S. Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu who skates on Paramount Blades missed the Olympics……………..or did she? Read the article for details.   Fury as star figure skater who fell TWICE at Olympic qualifiers and came  fourth is chosen for Team USA ahead of woman who came third Ashley Wagner, 22, placed a distant  fourth at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston on Saturday after  falling twice during her routine On Sunday she was shocked to learn she  had been selected to compete at the Winter Olympics in Sochi despite her …

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Figure Skating In Distress….

The Chicago Tribune Newspaper posted an interesting article on figure skating. Read the article and let us know if you agree or disagree. The headline alone may strike controversy: Figure skating in distress over steep decline Precipitous slide in interest, attendance and TV ratings has former and current stars wondering if sport can recover February 06, 2014|By Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune reporter There was an evening at the recent U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston when it felt like a time warp. The crowd for the Saturday night women’s final,…

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A Profile View Of Skating Blades

A Profile View of Skating Blades  What happens when a skater can no longer spin correctly or has difficultly with jump take offs and landings? The usual comment is that the blade has lost the rocker or its original profile, which is most commonly 7 or 8 foot. Let’s take a moment to talk about the number; 7 or 8 foot as an example. What would you say if I said there is more than one rocker to a blade and that in many cases it doesn’t even come close…

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Dr. Weil Radio featuring John Harmata (Mr. Edge)

Dr. Robert A. Weil hosts a radio show which promotes good health as well as www.sportsdoctorradio.com website. Here’s Our New Venue for  “The Sports Doctor”– Dr. Bob is very excited about joining the  distinguished hosts on the popular http://healthylife.net and their international  audiences. Starts Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 3-4 pm. The first few shows will be taped, then ITS  LIVE with call ins. The December 4th 2013 radio show featured yours truly, Mr. Edge as a guest. You can listen to the program here: Ask Mr. Edge Radio Show guest…

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The Ice Man! Part 2

The Ice Man – Part 2 By Mark E. Melone  Now that the entire rink floor has been painted white, and “sealed in” with a few light coats of water, it is now time to lay out your lines, circles, face-off dots, and logos. First, start out with the standard hockey lines and circles.  The blue, center, and goal lines are marked out using string or yarn stretched from side to side to line up with the markings on the side boards.  The face-off circles are drawn using a cable…

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The Ice Man!

The Ice Man By Mark E. Melone  Most people rarely give much thought too, or understand how the ice they skate on is made. In this first, in a series of articles, on ice installation I will explain and illustrate for you how the entire process is done. This is how to take a bare rink floor like the one below,                          and construct it into the floor that everyone sees as this  First, remove all dirt and debris from the floor surface. This can be very easily be done…

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Blade Radius (rocker) Explained

Rob at Paramount Skates has offered some useful tools and some insight to help explain what exactly the radius of the blade means and it’s function. Check it out: Click on image to enlarge   The figure skater spins and jumps on the small curve in front.  Please look at the enclosed drawing. The 7 or 8 foot curve is used to stroke and glide. The skater only skates on small sections of the blade. I think everyone has watched the video and saw the bumps and flat spots in…

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U.S. Figure “Skating” Magazine Articles

Each month Ask Mr. Edge publishes an article for “SKATING” magazine sponsored by U.S. Figure Skating. Visit the website for full details and to submit your questions. I will be posting both current and past articles here in our blog. Got a skating question, Ask Mr. Edge! Click on the logo for more information: May 2013 Article Summertime Care for Your Skates Maybe Spring will have finally sprung by the time everyone reads this article. No matter, summer is on the way and it’s time to take some extra care…

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