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9.1 Appendix 1: Commonly available blades




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This article is from the Recreational Figure Skating FAQ, by Karen Bryden with numerous contributions by others.

9.1 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 7/16 175 Available with parabolic
profile
Super Dance 99 John Wilson 8 5/16 355 Slim or parabolic profile
MK Dance MK 7 5/16 355 Slim or parabolic profile
Ascend Ultima 8 7/16 330 $400 in gold finish
Freedom John Watts 8 5/16 375 Rounded tail
Ascend Ultima 8 7/16 330 $400 in gold finish
Dance John Watts 8 5/16 320
Sabre ISE 8 285

Synchronized skating blades

Model Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
Wilson Precision John Wilson 8 7/16 160 Available with parabolic
profile
Team Precision MK 7 7/16 137 Available with parabolic profile
Vision Synchro MK 7 7/16 168 Available with parabolic profile
Synchro Ultima 8 7/16 120
Synchro Plus Ultima 8 7/16

Beginner Freestyle and all-purpose blades

 Model       Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
 Double Star MK           7            1         50   
 Fiesta 21   MK           7            7/16      40    Discontinued model.
 Majestic    John Wilson  7            5/8       110  
 Jubilee     John Wilson  7            3/4       77   
 Mirage      Ultima       8            7/16      55   
 Sterling    ICE          8                      55   

Intermediate and Advanced Freestyle blades

Model Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
Coronation Ace John Wilson 7 7/16 166 $198 with K-pick. Available with
parabolic profile
Coronation Comet John Wilson 8.5 7/16 235 Available with K-pick and
parabolic profile
Four Aces John Wilson 7 7/16 Available with parabolic profile
Professional MK 7 7/16 159 $189 with K-pick. Available with parabolic
profile
Vision MK 7 7/16 276 Available with parabolic profile
Protege Ultima 8 7/16 129
Legacy Ultima 8 7/16 150
Olympic John Watts 8 7/16 255 $345 side honed,tapered
Classic John Watts 7.5 7/16 165
Stealth ISE 8 140

Advanced and Elite Freestyle blades

Model Manufacturer Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Price Comments
Pattern 99 John Wilson 8 7/16 346 $384 with K-pick. Available with
parabolic profile
Gold Seal+ John Wilson 8 5/16 474 $514 with K-pick. Available with
parabolic profile
Gold Star* MK 7 7/16 389 $489 with K-pick. Available with parabolic
profile
Phantom Special^ MK 7 7/16 370 Dove-tail edge
Phantom* MK 7 7/16 355 $393 with K-pick. Available with parabolic
profile
Freestyle Ultima 8 7/16 345 $400 in gold finish
Elite Ultima 8 7/16 300
Evolution John Watts 8 7/16 495
Freedom John Watts 8 7/16 375 Rounded tail
Solitaire John Watts 8 7/16 325 $415 side honed, tapered
Storm-Gold ISE 8 325 Chrome finish available

+ Side honed
* Tapered

 

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