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 figure skating blades.

When measuring figure skating blades to fit figure skating 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 figure skating blade that will be 10.25" long.

To learn more about figure skating blades visit our Figure Skate Blade Basics  page.  We provide information on radius, blade style, rocker, how blades are made and how they are able to help skaters achieve specific goals.
 

Intermediate - Advanced Figure Skating Blades

These Figure Skating Blades are recommended for intermediate skaters learning single and double jumps.  These blades are made with better grades of steel to withstand jumps.  They also provide advanced profiles in front to help skaters improve jumping or spinning.


 Model

 

 Brand 


 Rocker

(ft.) 

 ROH 

(in.) 


Front 

Radius

 

 Blade Style

 

 Sizes

 

Toe Pick 


 Metal Type 


Legacy

 Jackson

Ultima 

8'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

 7"-12" 

Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel 

Matrix

Legacy

Jackson 
Ultima 

8'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

7.5"-11"

Cross Cut

Lightweight

Aluminum Chassis​

Stainless Steel Runner

Legacy 7

Jackson Ultima

7'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

8" - 11"

Cross Cut

Lightweight

Carbon Steel

Matrix

Nova

Jackson
Ultima 

7'

7/16"

12"

Tapered

8.75"-10.5"

Cross Cut

Lightweight
Aluminum Chassis
Stainless Steel Runner

Protege

Jackson
Ultima

8'

7/16"

-

Parallel

7"-11"

Straight
​Cut

Carbon Steel

Coronation

Ace

Wilson

7'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

7"-12"

Cross Cut

Carbon Steel

Coronation

Ace

Revolution

Wilson

7'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

8"-11"

Cross Cut

Lightweight

Carbon Fiber Chassis

Carbon Steel ​Runner

Coronation

Comet

Wilson

8.5'

7/16"

-

Parallel

7"-12"

Straight
Cut

Carbon Steel

Four Aces

Wilson

7'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

8"-11"

Straight Cut

Carbon Steel

Aurora

Eclipse

7'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

7.5"-12"

Cross Cut

440 Stainless Steel

Quantum

Eclipse

7'

5/8"

27"

Parallel

8"-11"

Cross Cut

Lightweight
Aluminum Chassis
Stainless Steel Runner

Professional 

Revolution

MK

7'

7/16"

12"

Parallel

8"-11"

Cross Cut

Lightweight

 Carbon Fiber Chassis 

Carbon Steel Runner

Vision

MK

7'

7/16"

-

Parallel

8"-11"

Straight

Cut

Carbon Steel

Professional

MK

7'

7/16"

12"

Parallel

7"-12"

Cross Cut

Carbon Steel

CA

Paramount

8'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

7.25"-11"

Cross Cut 

Lightweight
Aluminum Chassis
Carbon Steel Runner

CP

Paramount

8'

7/16"

12"

Parallel

7.25"-11"

Cross Cut

Lightweight
Aluminum Chassis
Carbon Steel Runner

Stealth
ISE
7'
7/16"
-Parallel
8"-12"
Cross Cut
Lightweight 
Carbon Steel


Dance & Synchro Figure Skating Blades

These figure skating blades are recommended for skaters specializing in Dance or Synchronized skating.


Model


Brand


Radius

(ft.)

ROH

(in.)

Blade Style


Sizes


Comments


Apex Dance

Jackson Ultima

8'

7/16"

Parallel

8.25" - 12"

Cross Cut Pick

E-X-T Technology

Short Heel

Carbon Steel Blade

Finesse

Jackson Ultima

7'

7/16"

Parallel

8.75" - 10.75"

Straight Cut Pick

Short Heel

Carbon Steel Blade

Dance

Eclipse

7'

1"

Slimline

8" - 12"

Straight Cut Pick

Short tail

Carbon Steel Blade

Dance

MK

7'

5/16"

Slimline

8" - 12"

Straight Cut Pick

Short Tail

Carbon Steel Blade

Coronation

Dance

John Wilson

7'

7/16"

Parallel

8" - 12"

Cross Cut Pick

Short Heel

Carbon Steel Blade

Vision

Synchro

MK

7'

7/16"

Parallel

8" - 11"

Angled Drag Pick

Shorter Tail

Carbon Steel Blade

Apex

Synchro

Jackson Ultima
7'
7/16"
Tapered8.75" - 10.75"

Angled Drag Pick

Straight Cut Pick
Short Heel

Higher Stanchion
Titanium Coating


DanceParamount7'5/16"Parallel8" - 11.5"

Straight Cut Pick

Shorter Tail

Lightweight Aluminum Chassis

Stainless Steel Runner

Dynasty

Synchro

MK8'7/16"Parallel8" - 11"

Straight Cut Pick

Increased Stanchion

Shorter Tail

Carbon Steel Blade


Figure Skating Blade Comparison Guide​​


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Beginner Freestyle & All Purpose Figure Skating Blades


These Figure Skating Blades are recommended for beginner and instructional students learning basic skills to beginning jumps.  These blades provide a budget friendly option for beginner skaters to progress in the sport of figure skating with good quality blades.


 Model

Brand

 Rocker (ft.) 

 ROH (in.) 

 Blade Style 

Sizes

 Toe Pick 

Metal Ty​pe

Mirage

Jackson

Ultima

8'

1/2"

 Parallel 

7"-11"

 Straight 

 Cut  

Carbon Steel

Mark IV

Jackson
Ultima

8'

1/2"

Parallel

7"-11"

Straight
Cut 

Carbon Steel

Aspire

 Jackson 
Ultima

8'

1/2"

Parallel

7.25"-11"

Straight

Cut 

Carbon Steel

 Aspire XP 

Jackson

Ultima

8'

1/2"

Parallel

 7.25"-12" 

 Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel

Astra

Eclipse

7'

5/8"

Parallel

8"-12"

Straight

Cut 

Carbon Steel

Volant

Eclipse

7'

5/8"

Parallel

8"-12"

Straight
Cut 

Carbon Steel

Cosmos

Eclipse

7'

5/8"

Parallel

8"-12"

Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel

Arrow

Wilson

8'

7/16"

Parallel

8"-12"

Straight
Cut 

Carbon Steel

Majestic

Wilson

7'

7/16"

Parallel

7"-12"

Straight
Cut 

Carbon Steel

Galaxy

MK

8'

7/16"

Parallel

8"-12"

Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel

Flight

MK

8'

7/16"

Parallel

8"-12"

Straight
Cut 

Carbon Steel

Double Star 

MK

7'

7/16"

Parallel

7"-12"

Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel

Sterling

ISE

7'

7/16"

Parallel

8"-11"

Straight
Cut 

Carbon Steel

Advanced - Elite Figure Skating Blades

These figure skating blades are recommended for advanced skaters completing 
double axels, triples and quad jumps.  They are made from high quality steel to stand up to the pounding of double and triple jumps and they have advanced profiles in front.


Model

Brand

Rocker

(ft.)

 ROH

(in.)


Front 

Profile

Radius

Blade

Style

Sizes

Toe Rake

Metal Type

Infinty

Eclipse

8'

7/16"

27"

Parallel

8"-12"

Enlarged

Straight Cut

Carbon  Steel

Infinity

Titanium

Eclipse

8'

7/16" 

27" 

Parallel 

8.25"-12" 

Enlarged
Straight Cut 

Lightweight

Titanium Chassis

Stainless Steel 

Runner

 Pinnacle

 Eclipse

8' 

5/8"

12"

Side

Honed

8-12"

Cross Cut

Increased Stanchion

Height

Carbon Steel

Pinnacle

Titanium 

Eclipse 

8' 

5/8"

12"

Parallel

8.25"-12"

Cross Cut

Increased Stanchion

Height

Lightweight 

Titanium Chassis

Stainless Steel

Runner

Elite 

Jackson

Ultima 

8' 

 7/16"

 27"

 Parallel

 8.25"-12"

 Enlarged

Straight Cut

E-X-T Technology

Carbon Steel 

 Matrix Elite

 Jackson
Ultima

 8'

7/16" 

 27"

Parallel 

7.5"-11" 

 Enlarged 
Straight Cut

Lightweight

Aluminum Chassis

Stainless Steel

Runner 

 Apex Elite

Jackson
Ultima 

8' 

7/16" 

27" 

 Tapered

 8.25"-12"

Enlarged 
Straight Cut 

Titanium Coated

Carbon Steel 

 Freestyle

 Jackson
Ultima

 8'

7/16" 

17" 

Parallel 

 8.25"-12"

Cross Cut 

 E-X-T Technology
Carbon Steel

 Matrix 

Freestyle

 Jackson
Ultima

 8'

 7/16"

17" 

 Parallel

 7.5"-11"

 Cross Cut

 Lightweight
Aluminum Chassis
Stainless Steel

Runner

Apex

Freestyle 

Jackson
Ultima 

 8'

7/16" 

17" 

Tapered 

 8.25"-12"

 Cross Cut

 Titanium Coated
Carbon Steel 

 Supreme

Jackson
Ultima 

8' 

7/16" 

 12"

Side

Honed 

 8.25"-12"

 Cross Cut

 E-X-T Technology
Carbon Steel

 Matrix 

Supreme

Jackson
Ultima 

 8'

7/16" 

 12"

 Side

Honed

7.5"-11" 

Cross Cut 

Lightweight
Aluminum Chassis
Stainless Steel

Runner 

 Apex

Supreme

 Jackson
Ultima

8' 

7/16" 

12" 

Tapered 

 8.25"-12"

Cross Cut 

Titanium Coated
Carbon Steel  

 Pattern 99

Wilson 

 8'

7/16" 

27" 

Parallel 

8"-12" 

Enlarged

Straight Cut 

Carbon Steel 

 Pattern 99

Revolution

Wilson 

8' 

7/16" 

27" 

Parallel 

 8"-11" 

Enlarged

Straight Cut 

Lightweight Carbon 

Fiber Chassis

Carbon Steel

Runner 

Gold Seal 

Wilson 

8' 

7/16" 

 12"

Side

Honed 

 8"-12" 

Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel 

 Gold Seal

Revolution

Wilson 

8' 

7/16" 

12" 

Side

Honed 

 8"-11" 

Cross Cut 

 Lightweight Carbon 
Fiber Chassis
Carbon Steel

Runner

 Phantom 

Special

MK 

7' 

7/16" 

17" 

Dove-tail 

 8"-11" 

Cross Cut

 Carbon Steel

Phantom

MK 

 7'

7/16" 

17" 

 Side

Honed

8"-12" 

Cross Cut

Carbon Steel 

 Phantom

Revolution

 MK

 7'

7/16" 

17" 

 Side

Honed

 8"-11"

Cross Cut

 Lightweight Carbon 
Fiber Chassis
Carbon Steel

Runner

 Gold Star

MK 

7' 

7/16" 

12" 

Side

Honed 

 8"-12"

Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel 

Gold Star

Revolution 

 MK

7' 

7/16" 

12" 

Side

Honed 

8"-11" 

Cross Cut 

Lightweight Carbon 
Fiber Chassis
Carbon Steel

Runner 

 C9

Paramount  

 8'

7/16" 

27" 

 Parallel

7.25"-11.25"

Cross Cut 

 Lightweight

Aluminum Chassis

Carbon Steel Runner

 420SS &

440SS

P99 Profile

 Paramount

 8'

7/16" 

 27"

 Parallel

8.25"-11" 

 Cross Cut

Lightweight

Aluminum Chassis

Stainless Steel Runner 

 420SS &

440SS
PH Profile

 Paramount

8' 

7/16" 

17" 

Side

Honed 

8.25"-11" 

Cross Cut 

 Lightweight 
Aluminum Chassis
Stainless Steel

Runner

  420SS &

440SS
GS Profile

Paramount 

8' 

7/16" 

 12"

Side

Honed 

 8.25"-11"

Cross Cut 

Lightweight 
Aluminum Chassis
Stainless Steel

Runner 

 Storm

ISE 

 7'

7/16" 

 Parallel

8"-12" 

Cross Cut 

Carbon Steel

ShadowISE
7'
7/16"
-Parallel8"-12"Cross Cut

Lightweight 

Carbon Steel