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The front of the blade has a smaller radius to promote quick steps during acceleration. The next section is optimized for mobility. The middle of the blade has a slightly longer radius for speed and glide. The back of the blade has a larger radius for stability.
The body needs to lean forward to gain momentum. Your centre of mass is in the front part of the blade. A short radius allows quicker distribution of weight to accelerate.
Changing direction, performing cross-overs, or pivoting backwards are key areas for being agile. Your centre of mass is just behind the acceleration point.
A deep knee bend is needed to improve stride length. Your centre of mass is in the middle of the blade. A longer radius supports weight transfer to generate explosive power.
Body control is at a premium during physical play, turning and shooting. Your centre of mass is in the back of the blade. A longer radius gives improved stability when transferring weight properly.