The importance of blade-to-wheel positioning cannot be overstated. Inaccurate blade-to-wheel positioning can result in a serious compromise of blade performance.
Even a few thousandths of an inch offset can result in a perceptible difference in blade edge performance. The ELITE center mount system overcomes this common complaint with legacy systems, automatically and instantly.
Through engineering innovation, E-S4 ensures the exact center of the blade meets the exact apex of the grinding wheel, every time.
Misalignment of the blade to the grinding wheel during sharpening is a constant concern for operators of legacy systems.
In some cases, operators of legacy sharpening systems feel obliged to deepen the radius cut to mask the blade-to-wheel positioning problems. This can create unnecessary on-ice friction that impairs glide.
ELITE blade-to-wheel precision allows blades to be sharpened with a shallower hollow, without compromising bite or control. Blades can ride higher on the ice to maximize responsiveness, glide and stride-to-speed transfer.
ELITE blade-to-wheel precision means equipment operators can confidently and measurably “push the envelope” of blade performance characteristics, while consistently matching player preference in sharpening feel.