jimjom wrote:How many games on average can you get between sharpenings? At a half inch hollow I can get 4 games to my liking but I prefer sharper edges for quick turns and short bursts to gain speed then longer strides.
I take it a real hockey store and not a place that puts HS kids on the sharpener after a few days would be the best place to go.
I typically try to get them sharpened every 4-6 games, depending on how the feel.
You have to find someone who does a job you like though. I went to a new store for a while, and it was just awful, then found someone else and it is perfect every time. They definitely have to know what they're doing.
As for stopping, yes, it feels shallower at first, but you learn how to use the edge to get bite as you need it.