Figure Skating Blades Comparison Guide

Below are our recommend charts for figure skating blades based upon an individual's skill level. We refer to the test levels of the United Skate Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and the Ice Skating Institiute (ISI). Recommendations follow the advice provided from our manufacturers and on observations and experiences of the customers who have bought the blades.

When measuring blades to fit boots, the blade will typically be 1/4" shorter than the boot sole length. So, for instance if the sole length of your boot measures 10.5" long, then you would want to purchase a blade that will be 10.25" long.

To learn more about figure skating blades, radius, rocker and how they are made, visit our All About Blades page.



Beginner Freestyle & All Purpose Blades

These blades are recommended for:

USFSA Snowplow Sam - Basic 6 
ISI Skate Levels Pre-Alpha - Freestyle Test 3

Not sure of your level?  Click here for more information on USFSA & ISI test levels.

Model
Brand
Rocker (ft.)
ROH  (in.)
Blade Style
Sizes Comments
Mirage
Jackson Ultima  8' 1/2" Parallel 7" - 11"
Straight cut pick.
 Aspire Jackson Ultima
8'
 1/2" Parallel
7.25" - 11"
Straight cut pick.
Aspire XP
 Jackson Ultima 8' 1/2" Parallel 
  7.25" - 11"  Cross cut pick. 
 Crescent  Eclipse  7'  5/8"  Parallel  8"-12" Straight cut pick. 
 Volant Eclipse  7' 5/8"
Parallel
8"-12"
Straight cut pick.
 Excel John Wilson  7' 1"  Parallel  7"-12.5"  Cross cut pick.
 Majestic John Wilson
 7' 5/8"
Parallel 5.75"-12.75"
Straight cut pick.
 Club 2000
MK
7'
1"
Parallel
7"-12.5"
 Cross cut pick.
 Double Star
MK
 7' 1" Parallel 7"-12.5"
Straight cut pick. 
 Sterling ISE
 7'   Parallel 8" - 12"
Straight Cut Pick.
Heal Lift: 0.87



Intermediate -Advanced Blades

These blades are recommended for:
USFSA Freestyle 1-8 , Preliminary Free, Juvenile Free, Intermediate Free
ISI Skate Levels Freestyle 3-6
Adult Bronze Free, Adult Silver, Intermediate Pair
Not sure of your level?  Click here for more information on USFSA & ISI test levels.


Model Brand  Jumps Rocker (ft.)
ROH
 (in.)

Blade Style
Sizes Comments
Legacy Jackson Ultima   Single and Double Jumps  8' 7/16"
Parallel
7" - 11"
Cross Cut picks.
 Matrix Legacy
Jackson Ultima  
Single and Double Jumps 
 8' 7/16"
 Parallel 7" - 11"
Cross Cut picks.
Aluminum Chassis makes it lightweight.
(Stainless Steel Runner)

Protege Jackson Ultima   Single and Double Jumps  8' 7/16" Parallel
7" - 11"
Straight Cut Picks
Mist   Eclipse   Double and Triple Jumps  8' 7/16"  Parallel  7 1/4" - 12"    Cross Cut Picks. 
Coronation Ace John Wilson
 Single and Double Jumps  7' 7/16"
Parallel 7"-12"
Cross cut picks. Available in Parabolic.

Coronation Ace Revolution
John Wilson Single and Double Jumps
7'

7/16"

Parallel

8" - 11" 
Cross cut picks.
Carbon Fiber Chassis makes it lightweight.
 
Coronation Comet John Wilson Single and Double Jumps 
8.5'
7/16" 
Parallel 7"-12.25"
Straight Cut Pick. Available in Parabolic.
Four Aces John Wilson  Single and Double Jumps  7' 7/16"
Parallel 7"-12.25"
Straight Cut Pick. Available in Parabolic.
Professional MK
 Single and Double Jumps 7'
7/16" 
Parallel
7"-12.5"
Cross Cut Pick. Available in Parabolic.
Vision
MK Single and Double Jumps 
7' 
7/16"
Parallel 7.25"-12.25" Straight Cut Pick. Available in Parabolic.
Stealth
ISE
 Single and Double Jumps  7'   Parallel 8"-12"
Cross Cut Pick.


Advanced-Elite Blades

These blades are recommended for:
USFSA Novice Free, Junior Free, Senior Free
ISI Skate Levels Freestyle 8-10
Adult Gold Free, Senior Gold Pair

Not sure of your level?  Click here for more information on USFSA & ISI test levels.


 Model Brand
 Jumps
Rocker (ft.)
ROH (in.)
Blade Style
Sizes
Comments
Infinity
 Eclipse  Triple and Quad Jumps 8'
7/16"
Parallel
8" - 12"
Straight Cut Picks.
Infinity Titanium
 
Eclipse  Triple and Quad Jumps 8' 7/16" 
Parallel 
8" - 12"

Straight Cut Picks. Titanium Chassis makes it lightweight. (Stainless Steel Runner)
Pinnacle
Eclipse Triple and Quad Jumps  8'  5/8"  Tapered 8" - 12"  Cross Cut Picks.
Pinnacle Titanium
Eclipse Triple and Quad Jumps 8'  5/8" Tapered  8" - 12"  Straight Cut Picks. Titanium Chassis makes it lightweight. (Stainless Steel Runner) 
  Elite Jackson Ultima
Double and Triple Jumps
 8'  7/16"
Parallel
8 1/4" - 12"
Straight Cut Picks. E-X-T Technology.
 Matrix Elite
Jackson Ultima Double and Triple Jumps
 8' 7/16"
Parallel 
8 1/4" - 12"
Straight Cut Picks.  Aluminum Chassis makes it lightweight.
(Stainless Steel Runner)

Freestyle
Jackson Ultima Triple and Quad Jumps
 8'
 7/16" Parallel 
8 1/4" - 12"
Cross Cut Picks. E-X-T Technology. 
Matrix Freestyle
 Jackson Ultima Triple and Quad Jumps 
  8' 7/16"
Parallel
 8 1/4" - 12" Cross Cut Picks. Aluminum Chassis makes it lightweight.
(Stainless Steel Runner)

 Supreme Jackson Ultima   Triple and Quad Jumps   8'  7/16" Dovetail 8 1/4" - 12" Cross Cut Picks. E-X-T Technology. 
Matrix Supreme
Jackson Ultima  
Triple and Quad Jumps 
 8' 7/16"
 Dovetail  8 1/4" - 12"  Cross Cut Picks.
Aluminum Chassis makes it lightweight.
  (Stainless Steel Runner)

Phantom
MK
Triple and Quad Jumps
 7'  7/16" Tapered 7"-12" Cross Cut Picks. Available in Parabolic and K-Pick.
Phantom Revolution
MK  Triple and Quad Jumps  7'   Tapered
 8"-11" Cross Cut Picks.
Carbon Fiber Chassis makes it lightweight. 

Gold Star
MK
 Triple and Quad Jumps  7' 7/16"
Tapered
8"-12.25" 
Cross Cut Picks. Available in Parabolic and K-Pick.
 Gold Star Revolution
MK
 Triple and Quad Jumps 7'
   Tapered 8"-11"
 Cross Cut Picks.
Carbon Fiber Chassis makes it lightweight. 
 Pattern 99
John Wilson 
Triple and Quad Jumps 
8'
7/16"
Parallel
8"-12.75" Enlarged straight cut pick. Available in Parabolic.
 Revolution Pattern 99 John Wilson 
 Triple and Quad Jumps  8'   Taper
8"-11" 
Enlarged Straight cut pick. 
Carbon Fiber Chassis makes it lightweight. 
Gold Seal
John Wilson
Triple and Quad Jumps 
 8' 5/16"
Taper 8"-12"
 Cross Cut Pick. Available in Parabolic.
Revolution Gold Seal
John Wilson
 Triple and Quad Jumps
 8'    Taper  8"-11"
Cross Cut Pick .
Carbon Fiber Chassis makes it lightweight. 
Storm
ISE
Triple and Quad Jumps 
 7'   Parallel 
8" - 12"
Cross Cut picks.
Shadow
 ISE  Double and Triple Jumps   7'   Parallel 8" - 12" Elliptical pattern laser cut runner. Lighter
440
Gold Seal Profile

Paramount
Triple and Quad Jumps 
 12" Radius in front.

8'
 3.8 mm Taper
 8.25" - 11"
Cross Cut Pick
Aluminum Chassis
(Stainless Steel Runner)
440 Pattern 99 Profile
 Paramount Triple and Quad Jumps 
 27" Radius in front.

8'
 4 mm
Parallel
 8.25" - 11" Enlarged Top Toe Pick. Cross Cut Pick
Aluminum Chassis
 
(Stainless Steel Runner)
 440 Phantom Profile
 Paramount Triple and Quad Jumps 
17" Radius in front.

7'
4mm
 Taper  8.25" - 11"
Cross Cut Pick
Aluminum Chassis
(Stainless Steel Runner)


Dance Blades

Model
Brand Radius (ft.) ROH (in.) Blade Style
Sizes
Comments
 Dance Eclipse
7'
1"
Slimline
 8"-12" Rounded Tail 
Dance UB115
Ultima
 8'  7/16"
Parallel
8 1/4" - 12"  
E-X-T tech. Reduced weight toe plate.
 Matrix Dance
 Ultima   8' 7/16"   Parallel
Slimline
 8 1/2" - 11"  Cross cut picks 
Coronation Dance
John Wilson
7'
 7/16" Parallel
8"-12" Available in Parabolic. Cross Milled toe Rake.
 MK Dance
MK
 7' 5/16"
Parallel
Slimline
 8"-12.5" Available in Parabolic
 Paramount Dance
Paramount
8'
 3 mm  Parallel
Slimline
8.25" -11"
Rounded Tail

Synchronized Skating Blades

Model
Brand
Radius (ft.)
ROH (in.)
Blade Style
Sizes Comments
 Finesse Synchro UB55
 Jackson Ultima  8' 7/16"   Parallel  8" - 11" Straight cut pick. 
Synchro
UB60
Jackson Ultima
 8'  7/16" Parallel
8 1/4" - 11"
Pick format reduces scratch. Straight cut pick.
Vision Synchro
MK  7' 7/16"
Parallel 
7"-12" Angled drag pick. Available in Parabolic.
 Shorter Tail.