How To Make Hockey Skates Dull
Wanting to know how to dull hockey skates can mean a few things. Either you want to get back at someone or you are looking to travel or store your hockey skates for a period of time. In any case, there is a right way and a wrong way to dull hockey skates. The wrong way to dull hockey skates is to forcibly dull them through harsh actions. Dulling hockey skates by running them across asphalt or by running the blade at a front weighted angle is devastating to the skate and its integrity. Dulling hockey skates takes care and proper technique to dull the blade's edge.
Let’s examine the safest means of dulling hockey skates. This method will take the edge off, allowing you to quickly and safely sharpen you hockey skates for later use.
What you will need for the job:
- Hockey skates
- Course metal file
- Safety goggles
- Damp rag
- You will need to place the hockey skates somewhere secure. The best place is on a table vice grip. Short of that, whatever you choose to use, be careful when applying the file.
- Put on your safety goggles and gloves. Take the file and begin at the toe of the blade. Begin at the base of the blade point and use long even strokes. Work the file up one side, then over the top and back down the other side.
- Repeat this process down the length of the blade. Once you reach the heel, run the file gently over the point of the blade in an even and gentle rub from heel to toe. Use the damp cloth to wipe down the blade.
- Remove a glove and gently touch the blade. It should feel dull and rounded. If not, repeat this process. It may take more than one pass to dull the skate. When complete, repeat the process with the other hockey skate.
- Performing this activity will degrade the hockey skate. A single dulling will not affect the blade that much, but continuing this process repeatedly will.