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PowerTek Sport Black Edge Solid Runner Pair

The BlackEdge team, in collaboration with TSLab, has developed a real revolution in the hockey world: a skate runner coated in carbon that offers more bite and more glide. The BlackEdge runner provides the skate with more power to achieve the desired performance. They are designed with a unique high-tech process that combines carbon with top quality stainless steel runners. It is this complex secret amalgam that not only gives BlackEdge runners their distinctive black finish, but above all, their unmatched hardness and physical characteristics that boost skating power.All BlackEdge runners come with a one year warranty against manufacturer defects.
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Review 1 for Black Edge Solid Runner Pair
Date:11/8/12
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sickwilly
Location: Maine
Skill Level: Advanced
Frequency: 2-5 times per week
Gender: male
Interest: Ice Hockey
Best Description: Player
Black Edge for RBK
Pros: somewhat improved edge retention vs. stock steel
Cons: Expensive, didn't live up to hype
I didn't have a great experience with BE runners. I had very high hopes for them based on the testimonials I read/saw about the product. For me, they didn't perform nearly as well I expected and hoped they would. I felt no improvement in glide or bite over stock RBK/CCM steel. The only improvement that I observed was somewhat improved edge retention over stock steel. The improvement in edge retention was noticeable, but not dramatic. For me, the edge retention of the Black Edge runners is a little better than what I've experienced with Step Steel (which is also better in this area than stock steel, IMO).
Last night, I switched back to Step Steel and immediately noticed improved glide, and a bit more bite than I had with Black Edge runners. I'll keep the BE runners as a backup, since I've already dropped the money on them. I'm disappointed that I could have had two pair of Step Steel runners shipped to me (by another retailer) for rougly the same cost that I paid for the Black Edge runners online. Even if they were the same price, I'd definitely go with Step Steel over Black Edge runners.
(I have used the same sharpener and hollow for all of the steel I've used recently).
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