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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 1


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                        Recreational Figure Skating FAQ

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Appendix 1: Commonly available blades

      Commonly available blades, rocker radius, radius of hollow (from fabric)
      and manufacturer suggested retail price (in US $)

    Dance blades

   Model Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
   Coronation Dance John Wilson 7 7/16 194 $223 with parabolic profile
   Super Dance 99 John Wilson 8 5/16 386 $424 with parabolic profile
   MK Dance MK 7 5/16 390 $470 with parabolic profile
   Ascend Ultima 8 7/16 330 Choice of chrome, black or gold finish.
   Freedom Dance John Watts 8 5/16 288 Rounded tail; $392 in titanium.
   Dance John Watts 8 5/16 265 $369 in titanium.
   Sabre ISE 8   $300

    Synchronized skating blades

   Model Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
   Wilson Precision John Wilson 8 7/16 164 $202 with parabolic profile
   Team Precision MK 7 7/16 150 Available with parabolic profile
   Vision Synchro MK 7 7/16 156 $193 with parabolic profile
   Synchro Ultima 8 7/16 130
   Synchro Plus Ultima 8 7/16 252

    Beginner Freestyle and all-purpose blades

   Model       Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
   Double Star MK           7            1         117  
   Majestic    John Wilson  7            5/8       120  
   Jubilee     John Wilson  7            3/4       78   
   Mirage      Ultima       8            7/16      50   
   Sterling    ICE          8                      60   

    Intermediate and Advanced Freestyle blades

   Model Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
   Coronation Ace John Wilson 7 7/16 180 $212 with K-pick. $221 with parabolic
   profile.
   Coronation  Comet John Wilson 8.5 7/16 190 $219 with K-pick; $219 with
   parabolic profile.
   Four Aces John Wilson 7 7/16 255 $292 with parabolic profile
   Professional MK 7 7/16 176 $203 with K-pick. $212 with parabolic profile
   Vision MK 7 7/16 329 $370 with parabolic profile
   Protegé Ultima 8 7/16 130
   Legacy Ultima 8 7/16 150
   Solitaire John Watts 8 7/16 234 $338 in titanium; $293 side honed.
   Olympic John Watts 8 7/16 265 $370 in titanium; $293 side honed.
   Classic John Watts 7.5 7/16 125
   Stealth ISE 8   150
   Shadow ISE 8   180 Elliptical pattern laser cut runner.

    Advanced and Elite Freestyle blades

   Model Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
   Pattern 99 John Wilson 8 7/16 390 $432 with K-pick. $441 with parabolic
   profile
   Gold Seal^+ John Wilson 8 5/16 512 $556 with K-pick. $561 with parabolic
   profile.
   Gold Star^+ MK 7 7/16 450 $490 with K-pick. $490 with parabolic profile.
   Phantom Special MK 7 7/16 399 Dove-tail edge.
   Phantom^+ MK 7 7/16 385 $426 with K-pick. $431 with parabolic profile.
   Freestyle Ultima 8 7/16 330 Choice of chrome, black or gold finish.
   Elite Ultima 8 7/16 300 Choice of chrome or black finish.
   Evolution^* John Watts 8 7/16 343 $448 in titanium.
   Freedom John Watts 8 7/16 288 Rounded tail; $392 in titanium.
   Freevo^* John Watts 8 7/16 395 Rounded tail; $495 in titanium.
   Storm-Gold ISE 8   350 Chrome finish available.

   ^+ Side honed
   ^* Different toe-pick configuration in right and left skate.
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