Speed and Agility
Have the advantage of SPEED and AGILITY with the FBV®. Using the historic information of the radius of hollow, we have created a shape for your blade that will increase your performance. The FBV keeps the flat portion close to the ice to generate glide on all of the sizes.
By MOVING WIDTH
By increasing and decreasing the WIDTH of the Flat, we are able to manipulate the bite to make it more or less aggressive. This also affects the sensation called ‘purchase’ when stopping.
Try it for Yourself
By manipulating the WIDTH and DEPTH of the Flat Bottom, you can have BOTH – SPEED and AGILITY

With the variety of shapes available, there is a perfect shape for you and your technique.

Try it, I dare you!
By Moving the Depth
The depth of the Flat is available at three different levels. 50 – 75 – 100. The deepest depth, 100, represents 1 thousandths of an inch. Such a small increment is more shallow than any radius of hollow (ROH) available. 75 represents ¾ of a Thou, 50 represents ½ of a Thou

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A New Era of Perfection
The revolutionary new FBV® (Flat Bottom V®) patented skate sharpening system from Blackstone® gives you competitive advantages like you’ve never experienced before. Superior endurance. Greater power. Enhanced agility. Better control. These are just a few of the improvements skaters from recreational leagues to the pros are reporting with this new blade sharpening technique. In fact, research conducted by The International Ice Hockey Research Academy at the University of Ottawa, under the direction of Dr. T. Blaine Hoshizaki, supports the benefits players are noticing: “The results in this study definitely confirm that the Blackstone® innovation is easily perceived and recognized by the subjects as having a performance benefit.”

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