Blades –Until recently, players had to remove blade holders to access the steel blades. In general, this process hasn’t changed. However, an increasing number of skate companies are introducing blades that can be removed with external screws. Blades should be replaced when they are covered in rust, too short to sharpen, or when the blade has been over sharpened and the heel and toe has been rounded off. Replacing a blade before it becomes critical will likely prevent damage to the blade holders. Freaky Fast Blades uses Step Skating Blades, a Canadian based company dedicated to the design and manufacture of high end replacement steel. Step is recognized as the leader in the industry and is constantly seeking innovative technologies to deliver the best performing product.