Description : The development of speedskating has meant that the consument usually knows what radius he now wishes to have in the skates. One no longer asks for skates to be sharpened. One wants a specific radius.
In order to meet the demands of the competition and recreational skaters a radius machine has been developed which is reliable, accurate and easy to operate. In recent years hunderds of Zandstra R.S.M. have been installed all over the world.
With this Radius Sharpening Machine all ice speed blades can be given a desired radius.
The most important specifications :
*The radius is achieved by templates. The radius in the template is the same as the radius given to the runner.
*Because of the accurate sharpening honing is capt to a minimum.
*In principle there is no limit to the radius desired. This applies to short track as well as long track.
Standard available templates:
Shorttrack : 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13,15 Meters
Longtrack : 17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,27 Meters
Cross/Back Country : 30, 35, 40 Meters
After sharpening the ice skate with the Radius Sharpening Machine it is neccassary to polish them by hand.
During the last three winter Olympics (Nagano, Salt Lake City and Torino) this machine was used by many competitors.