If you have any questions regarding the program, ask it in here.
We are currently waiting for the other profile templates to be delivered to us, so please be patient.
Also, we foresee a ton of interest in the program. We won't be accepting everyone at once; it will most likely be in waves.
The first step is that you have to be a MSH member. So, if you're a guest, all you have to do is sign up.
From there, you will email email@example.com with your name, your username, skate model and skate size.
The other requirement is that you have new steel or barely used steel for this. You are also going to want at least two sets that you are able to submit at one time because a) it will ensure that things are equal between sets and b) it will bring down the shipping cost back and forth to you because you'd be sending out less steel. Also, you want to have a control set that hasn't been altered so that in case you test something you don't like, you can easily go back to your old steel.
If you are looking to buy steel, we do sell Tydan for LS Edge and Tydan and Step Steel for everything else. You can purchase those here.
If you are accepted, you will then place an order for your first sets - you'll choose the profile that we are going to start you out with.
That can be found here:
If submitting more than one set, you will choose the first set, then submit but "Continue Shopping." Add the additional set(s) then add the sharpening for it.
You will continue to checkout. At that point you will pay for shipping. There are two options, Return Shipping and Ship/Return Shipping. These are Priority Mail prices and will fit in a Priority Mail Legal envelope. If you choose the Ship/Return Shipping, we will e-mail you a label that you can print at home to send to us. If you are local to the Metro Detroit area, discuss that in the email you send out and we will provide you a coupon code to waive the shipping.
What we are doing is giving end-users an opportunity to try out Prosharp's profiles at a vastly reduced cost to the end-user; all you will be responsible for would be the shipping back and forth (or if you're wanting a Flat Bottom V sharpening, you will have to pay a reduced price for that.)
When you receive your first profiled set, you will post your experiences with it, then rate it using Prosharp's system, which will be posted.
When you are done with the set (if you have offered multiple sets of steel, wait until you skate on all of them) you will send it back to us, and we will discuss what profile you should try next. Then you will repeat the process.
Once we determine what works out best for you, go ahead and send in all of your sets and we will then profile them all to match the optimal profile.