Freestyle blades have larger toe picks with at least one predominate pick for solid grip when making jumps and spins. To prevent slipping on the blade on the ice, there is an extra deep radius of hollow to the blade. Side honing, which is the removal, at the factory, of steel on the inside and outside surfaces of the blade, adds maximum edge grip and lightens the weight of the blade slightly.
The purpose of the Freestyle blade is to perform maneuvers at relatively high speeds.
Riedell Ice Blade Recommendations
With the most comprehensive line of figure boots and blades available, Riedell has the perfect skate to help any skater – from beginners to Olympic champions – soar to new heights. To find the boot and blade to best serve your individual skating needs, review the Blade Recommendations Chart. Whether you’re skating in ISI, Skate Canada or USFSA programs, Riedell has the skates to help reach your dreams.