full service hockey shops?

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full service hockey shops?

Post by allthenet » Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:30 pm

Looking for recomendations for "True" hockey shops In minnesota. Any that now what a blade profile and rocker is? Any using a "Dupliskate" auto sharpener? Thanks for any help.<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: full service hockey shops?

Post by puckhead89 » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:44 pm

Check out Hockey Zone of Minnesota. Parent store is in Waite Park (St. Cloud). Sister store is in Moorhead. Three more coming around the state soon from what I understand. They pride themselves in skate sharpening and the knowledge they have. While I don't specifically recall the name of the tool, they do have a mechanism in which they measure the blade and what it is sharpened at....so for example, you may find that if you have been told your blade is being sharpened at 3/8 by your current place, you might find that it is actually closer to the 1/2 mark. It's a great universal tool and I am shocked at how many skate sharpening services don't have this $250.00 tool. <br><br>They also have a rocker.<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: full service hockey shops?

Post by RLStars » Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:18 pm

I'll second that puckhead. I'm only familiar with the Waite Park store, eveybody that works there is very knowledgable and honest. As for the skate sharpening, we will not go to any other place to get skates sharpened. Second best sharpening job is when I do it myself at our rink. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: full service hockey shops?

Post by allthenet » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:11 am

Okay, thanks guy's. I will check them out. <p></p><i></i>

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Post by KodiakChew » Sat Aug 06, 2005 9:38 am

I know it isn't totally dedicated to hockey, but Westwood Sports in Bloomington is a great store for hockey. They do a pretty good job with all aspects of the game including everything about skates! Just ask HASH about it! <p></p><i></i>

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Re: hockey shops

Post by EREmpireStrikesBack » Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:13 pm

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Re: hockey shops

Post by bdabbt75 » Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:25 pm

A few years ago, both the BIG in Bloomington and the Coon Rapids Rinks had skate profiling machines. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: hockey shops

Post by allthenet » Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:21 pm

Thanks again <p></p><i></i>

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Post by hockeydad » Sat Aug 06, 2005 10:24 pm

Westwood has always been a favorite in the south metro, especially the Bloomington store, where the staff is first-rate. Now that my goalie has graduated, their profits are going to go way down. <p></p><i></i>

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> westwood????

Post by ROYALELK » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:05 am

go to DAVE's in Fridley , not the store in Maple Grove <p></p><i></i>

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Post by Kodiak » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:47 am

George's shoe repair one Grand Avenue in St. Paul used to do all of that a hundred years ago... don't know if they still do. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: George's

Post by Cola21 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:31 am

Is there anywhere in the cities that will be having good sales on sticks? specifically easton synergy's, anytime this fall that anyone knows of? <p></p><i></i>