Blade maintenance and use
This guide summarises the main points of blade mounting and use. It helps you get the best out of you and your skates so that you can focus on the game.
The blades are your grip on the ice. They give you your speed and strength, but most importantly, they give you confidence under all circumstances. We hope that RamonEdge will bring you quality experiences when skating–Perfection on Ice!
Caution! When handling skate blades, be extra careful and always use protective equipment to avoid injury.
INSTALLATION OF BLADES IN BLADE HOLDERS AND REMOVAL OF OLD BLADES
Depending on the make and model of the skates, the method of attachment may be one of the following. The blade may be attached by an eye bolt through the sole of the shoe (under the foot pad) or it may be fastened with screws visible on the side of the blade. With a suitable wrench, remove the nuts completely. With one hand, take a firm hold of the shoe and with the other hand, a firm hold of the blade, and pull the blade out of the holder. Ensure that discarded blades are recycled. If you have any problems or questions, contact an RE blade maintenance service.
FASTENING OF NEW RAMONEDGE BLADES
RAMONEDGE blades are made of a special material with optimal and uniform thickness. They fit into the blade holder very snugly. Throughout the installation, handle the blades very carefully, taking extra care to protect the ice cutting edges of the blades. The blades have been treated to minimise friction between blade and ice. Touching the edge of the blade with bare hands will add impurities to it, which will degrade the glide performance.
The best way to push the blade into the holder is against a clean rubber mat. Avoid touching the edge of the blade in particular. Take a firm hold of the shoe and, depending on the model of the skates, guide the blade into the holder and press the shoe against the rubber mat. Observe the direction of the blade, positions of fastening screws and, depending on the model, make sure the screws are in place. When you have made sure that the blade sits snugly in the holder, tighten the nuts (or screws, as the case may be) to a suitable tightness. A suitable tightness means that the nut or screw is not loose. If you use excessive force, you will just drive the nut into the holder plastic. The snug fit is the result of the optimal thickness of the RAMONEDGE blade.
If you have any problems or questions, contact an RE blade maintenance service. An RE blade maintenance service has special tools to fasten the blade easily. They also have a wide range of replacement parts.
USE OF RAMONEDGE BLADES
Blades sharpened at an RE blade maintenance service will retain their sharpness significantly longer than blades on average. This is because the RAMONEDGE blades are made of a high-quality material and the entire process, including the sharpening, is metallurgically optimised. That gives you the best possible performance. RAMONEDGE blades are manufactured in Finland.
After use, dry the blades with a clean towel, removing all visible water and moisture from the edge and sides of the blade. Any moisture left on the blade will cause spot corrosion. When not on the ice, always shield the blades with suitable blade guards.
An RE blade maintenance service will give you further information and tips on the use and maintenance of your blades.
Note: For best results, ensure that the blade holder is straight. If necessary, the holder can be re-riveted on the shoe. In that case, contact an RE blade maintenance service.
STORAGE OF RAMONEDGE BLADES
If you have multiple pairs of RAMONEDGE blades, store the spare blades carefully in the protective casing obtained from the RE blade service. Keep the spare blades in a dry place away from any moisture.
When your skate blades need sharpening, replace the blades (see ‘Fastening of new RAMONEDGE blades’ above), dry the old blades carefully and put them in the spare blade casing. Send or bring the blades to an RE blade service to be sharpened.
RamonEdge reserves the right to alter any properties of the blades. The information and descriptions in this guide shall not give rise to any legal liability. Any piece of information in this guide may be modified at any time.