Blade assembly

Practising a sport on 3 millimeters of blade.... jumps, spins, arabesques, twizzles, with only 3 millimeters in contact with the ice....

Therefore, although it may seem simple, assembling the blade is a fundamental operation.
The skater's balance and support depend on it, and positioning oneself correctly does not only help his performance, but most importantly of all, it helps to avoid physical problems due to poor posture.

We therefore recommend that blades only be assembled by skilled technicians.



CHOOSING THE CORRECT SIZE OF BLADE.

Edea bootS require a short blade because of the particular shape of the sole: this is an enormous advantage for the athlete when performing step sequences and changes of direction.

In order to match the pressure points of the foot with the blade points, we recommend choosing a blade that covers the entire length of the sole (from the tip to the heel).
 

 

 

Please find below a reference table detailing the relationship between boot sizes and the length of the sole and between the sizes of the blades and the length of the supporting plate.




REFERENCE TABLE: BOOTS/BLADES

BOOT SIZE
195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305
200 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300 310

SOLE LENGTH 

(MILLIMETERS)

188 197 205 218 225 236 247 257 265 272 285 295

 

BLADES (1/3'' SIZING SYSTEM)

BLADE SIZE
7 1/3 7 2/3 8 8 2/3 9 9 1/3 9 2/3 10 10 1/3 10 2/3 11 11 1/3

BLADE SUPPORT LENGTH

(MILLIMETERS)

186.27 194.74 203.2 220.14 228.6 237.07 245.54 254 262.47 270.94 279.4 287.87

 

BLADES (1/4" SIZING SYSTEM)

BLADE SIZE
7 1/2 7 3/4 8 8 1/2 9 9 1/4 9 3/4 10 10 1/4 10 3/4 11 1/4 11 1/2

BLADE SUPPORT LENGHT

(MILLIMETERS)

184,15 190,50 203,20 215,90 228,60 234,95 247,65 254,00 260,35 273,05 279,40 292,1

 

General instructions for proper assembly:

Use only Edea screws as supplied with the boots.
These are made ​​of special materials and are designed specifically for use with the Edea sole.

We also recommend tightening all the screws to secure the blade safe and firmly to the boot.


Equipment required:

  • skate mounting tool
  • mounting screws as supplied wih the boots
  • drill tip 2.5mm
  • thin felt-tip pen
  • automatic screwdriver with PH2 tip


PROCEDURE:  
 

To activate the inner air flow you must drill into one or more of the marks on the heel surface (2 mm depth) using a 2.5 mm drill tip.

 

To ensure maximum accuracy, use a fixed support for the boot, like the EDEA skate mounting tool.

Remove the insole and place the shoe on the support of the mounting tool.

Find the center of the sole, both on the heel and on the toe, and mark these points with a felt-tip pen. This can be done without measuring the boot.

Put the blade on the boot referring to the center marked. Do not take the stitching of the shoe into consideration, as during production the stitching at the toe may veer to one side.

Move the tip of the blade slightly towards the interior of about half of the blade's thickness.

If the blade is shorter than the sole, leave an empty space at the rear and not at the front.

Remember there are left and right blades, sometimes marked by the letters R (right) and L (left).

Press the blade on to the boot, using the bar of the machine and turning the two knobs alternately.

Check the alignment again and if you need to adjust the blade a little, simply reduce the pressure by turning the knobs in the opposite direction, and move the blade softly using a rubber mallet.

 

 

When the boot and the blade are firmly pressed together and cannot move, drill the sole using the 2.5 mm drill tip fitted on the extension.

We recommend drilling right through the thickness of the sole and the heel for a depth of about 2 centimeters.

 

Insert and tighten the screws slowly to allow the thread to engage with the material.

Do not turn the screws too tightly.
To balance the blade correctly, we recommend inserting the screws crosswise.

 

Check that there is no residual material inside the boot and then insert the insole.