BONT GT3 blades
The BONT GT3 blades are made with the best Japanese knife steel. It also benefits from all the technology, research and development of the new Platinum blade. This blade has the same materials as the Platinum apart from the steel. The GT3’s steel is tempered using our 20+ years of short track blade making expertise.
Cup Material Aluminum 7075 T6
Length 14″, 14.5″, 15″, 15.5″, 16″, 16.5″, 17″, 17.5″
Blade Thickness 1.1mm
Hardness 62 Rockwell
This blade is designed for intermediate to advanced skaters
Aluminum tubes do not like to be bent. They always spring back to the straight position. To solve this problem, we have two solutions:
- We make the tube out of an aluminum that is more likely to stay bent than other brands of blades.
- We cut the slot for the steel blade in the aluminum tube on a slight bend. The tube is straight but the steel blade is already on a slight curve. This curve is slight and you will still need to bend the blade more to get the optimum bend to suit your radius. However, you now only need to bend the aluminum tube a very small amount to get your optimum bend. This small amount of tube bending is not enough to stress the tube and the result is a blade that holds it’s bend for a much longer period. Some skaters may never need to re-bend their blades.
Technology – Attention to detail Generally, to keep costs down, short track ice blade manufacturers batch grind the steel quickly. The heat from this process warps the steel and makes bending the blades a difficult process. The Ultrasprint is ground slowly with highly specialized grinding wheels to avoid excess heat. This slow process creates a perfectly straight piece of steel without warping.
After grinding, a normal short track blade is inserted into the tube for gluing. Before gluing the Ultrasprint undergoes a specialized polishing process called ‘brilliance polishing’. This gives the steel a very highly polished finish for better glide.
When the steel is glued into the slot in the tube, there is a gap between the steel and the tube to allow room for the glue. This gap allows the steel to warp. The Ultrasprint is glued in a jig that holds the blade in the tube while the glue dries. Each blade takes 8 hours for the glue to set so it is an extremely slow process but the end result is a perfect blade.
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