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Old October 30th, 2009, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Rockers

Ice skaters depend on a rocker to enhance performance.The standard rocker for a beginner is fairly flat and stable and provides for a 9 to 10 foot turn radius.

Top freestyle ice skaters may have a rocker that provides a 6 foot turn radius. Be mindful that ice skaters must overcome the blade digging into ice, therefore, the less blade on the ice the quicker and easier the turn.The turn radius is determined by the curve of the blade.The rounder the curve (rocker)the smaller the radius required to complete a 360 degree circle.

The rocker on Pic skates provides an intermediate turn radius of about 8 feet. We have found this to be a balance that provides the best edges and performance given the fact that the skaters blade does not have to overcome the resistence of ice.

The rockers on conventional inline skates provide a 10 foot or greater turn radius.

Most inline (rollerblade) skaters do not use a rocker. They are more concerened with speed and transport, therefore, they desire 4 on the floor.

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