WHY IS CORRECT BLADE MOUNTING IMPORTANT?
Because alignment is crucial, mounting must be done accurately. Fractions of millimeters make huge differences. The smallest misalignment increases fatigue and reduces performance as you need to constantly over-correct. This could even lead to injuries.
WHAT THE TECHNICIAN DOES?
Mounting the blade is as much a science as it is an art, and requires a knowledgeable technician who has a good eye, a good ear, and professional equipment. Not all skating or anatomy is the same, and the tech that mounts your boots should be someone who knows how to properly assess the athlete’s needs and translate that into the ideal alignment and mount for that individual. This goes hand-in-hand with a technical understanding of the skating boots and blades.