The Bont short track Ultrasprint ice blade looks to take on the competition and better it in every way. That includes using better steel, brilliance polishing, a perfect bend, better bend retention and some awesome graphics to complete the look. All at an unbelievable price.Specifications
- Tube material: 6061 T6
- Cup material: Aluminum 7075 T6
- Radius: 8m
- Length: 12", 13", 14", 14.5", 15", 15.5", 16", 16.5", 17"
- Blade thickness: 1.1mm
- Hardness: 58 Rockwell
- Bend: Machine bent
TEAM TESTINGOur Pro Team skaters are some of the best in the World and love to give us constant feedback. From the little things like the placement of the buckle to trialing the latest materials, they are helping Bont create products that not only look good but perform at the elite level.
ATTENTION TO DETAILGenerally, to keep costs down, short track 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 ginding 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.
THE STEELThe Ultrasprint uses a high end Japanese steel that has the following properties:
- Easy to sharpen
- Maintains a very good edge
- Fine grain structure for exceptional glide