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    What is a figure skating blade called?

    If I were going to say I am getting new blades (for my ice skates) what word would I use for "blade"?

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    I think "лезвие", though probably there are some other special terms too.
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    Re: What is a figure skating blade called?

    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca
    If I were going to say I am getting new blades (for my ice skates) what word would I use for "blade"?

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    Is "blade" a whole metal part of a skate? Or only a bottom part? So, you are, basically, changing everything except the boots?
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    Yeah the blades are separate, they are screwed into the boot so you can switch them like I am doing. I finally got some nice blades and I am way too excited about skating to practice Russian much. I am trying to land a double loop..blah blah blah. Sorry, I can never stop talking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca
    Yeah the blades are separate, they are screwed into the boot so you can switch them like I am doing. I finally got some nice blades and I am way too excited about skating to practice Russian much. I am trying to land a double loop..blah blah blah. Sorry, I can never stop talking about it.
    Congratulation! It's "коньки". Basically, in Russian we call blades only - коньки, "the skates". Аnd the skate boots - are "the boots", ботинки. "To screw the blades into the boots" - "прикручивать коньки к ботинкам".
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    Thanks!!! I also found this...


    http://skating.nm.ru/Misc/words.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca
    Yeah the blades are separate, they are screwed into the boot so you can switch them like I am doing. I finally got some nice blades and I am way too excited about skating to practice Russian much. I am trying to land a double loop..blah blah blah. Sorry, I can never stop talking about it.
    Congratulation! :D It's "коньки". Basically, in Russian we call blades only - коньки, "the skates". Аnd the skate boots - are "the boots", ботинки. "To screw the blades into the boots" - "прикручивать коньки к ботинкам".
    I beg to differ, "коньки" are the whole things (ice skates) and "blades" are "лезвия" as Friendy said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    I beg to differ, "коньки" are the whole things (ice skates) and "blades" are "лезвия" as Friendy said.
    No, it's not. Check with the Russian dictionary. "Коньки - металлические лезвия, прикрепляемые к ботинкам".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    No, it's not. Check with the Russian dictionary. "Коньки - металлические лезвия, прикрепляемые к ботинкам".
    Well, theoretically you're right but tell me then how you'll call the whole thing? And show me a Russian shop where "blades" are called "коньки" and "skates" are not called "коньки".

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    http://www.trial-sport.ru/gds.php?c=51569&s=51530
    http://www.trial-sport.ru/gds.php?c=121537&s=51530

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    No, it's not. Check with the Russian dictionary. "Коньки - металлические лезвия, прикрепляемые к ботинкам".
    Well, theoretically you're right but tell me then how you'll call the whole thing? And show me a Russian shop where "blades" are called "коньки" and "skates" are not called "коньки".
    Well, I definitely can imagine people call skates (ботинки с коньками) "коньки". Especially when they are sold together. I just don't think we use the word "лезвия" as "коньки". I certainly have heard "наточить лезвия", but don't you think "лезвия" here is the bottom part of skate, the edge itself?
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    OK heres what the skatey people said

    Skates are "Konki'
    Boots are "batinki"
    And blades are "lezvei"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    I just don't think we use the word "лезвия" as "коньки".
    I don't get it.

    I certainly have heard "наточить лезвия", but don't you think "лезвия" here is the bottom part of skate, the edge itself?
    Yeah, it's a metal part of this:


    The plastic part is called "стойка" - http://www.weider.yaroslavl.ru/opt/78.html

    But if it's like this:


    Then you can call the whole thing as "лезвие".

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    All right, I give up. But it is something new. Then I was young, I use to skate a lot. We never use the word "лезвие" about skates. Only in the expression: "They fell down and he accidentally cut her face with the skate blade" .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerty
    All right, I give up. But it is something new. Then I was young, I use to skate a lot. We never use the word "лезвие" about skates. Only in the expression: "They fell down and he accidentally cut her face with the skate blade" :twisted: .
    Yeah, often we use "коньки" when speak about "лезвия", like "у меня коньки тупые, пойду поточу". I think "лезвия" is used only to distinguish blades itself from "коньки" like "лезвия на моих коньках можно поменять", "у тебя лезвия длиннее чем у меня" etc.

    PS: I'll try to correct if you don't mind :)
    Then I was young, I use to skate a lot. We never use the word "лезвие" about skates.
    I used to
    We never used

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    That first blade is a hockey blade.

    The second one is an MK Gold Star --one of the best figure skating blades out there, though I prefer Wilson Gold Seals.

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    Biancca, you really know your blades! Do you also know to what temperature you have to cool the ice, in order to get the slipperiest surface?

    Gerty, wasn't there a famous Russian female skater who got her skull split by a blade that slipped off another person's skate? I seem to remember her from the last winter olympics... Nothing about that!
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    Don't know about ice temperature but here is the world champion of figure skating


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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Gerty, wasn't there a famous Russian female skater who got her skull split by a blade that slipped off another person's skate? I seem to remember her from the last winter olympics... Nothing about that!
    Don't remember.... What does the Google think about it?
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