My figure blade is sharpened to 1 1/2" .... so much less bite than 5/8 shown on the far left. If I am not careful my blade will skid out from under me. It was not meant to be ridden on a flat edge, but getting my weight and body lined up properly to execute proper compulsory figures is going to take some hours on the ice of practice.
I am convinced (as is my coach) that this will help all aspects of my skating - I probably won't post many of my figures lessons..... There is a reason they were removed from competitive skating -
It's boring to watch. But it's a lost art if you ask me.