Maple Gold blades
- Tube Material: The tube of the skate blade is made from a high-strength aluminum alloy, specifically from the 7000 series. This type of aluminum alloy is known for its durability and lightweight properties.
- Blade Material: The blade itself is made from a bi-metal material, which typically consists of two different metals joined together. This bi-metal blade is cryogenically treated to enhance its performance. It’s hardened to a Rockwell hardness of 64 on the C scale, indicating its resistance to deformation.
- Cup Posts: These blades feature integral cup posts, which means that the attachment points on the blade are designed to provide consistent bend radius. This feature can be important for skaters to achieve the desired flex in their blades.
- Blade Thickness: The blade has a thickness ranging from 1.10 mm to 1.25 mm. The precision grinding of the blade ensures that it falls within this specified thickness range.
- Color: Both the cups and the tube of the blade are anodized and colored in gold. Anodizing is a process that enhances the durability and corrosion resistance of aluminum while also providing color options.
- Usage: These Maple Gold Short Track blades are described as the most widely used blades on the short track World Cup circuit.
Overall, these blades are designed for high-performance short track speed skating and are known for their durability, consistency, and use by top athletes in the sport.