I switched from coronation aces and jackson freestyle and my fitter told me it was time to move up, and I listened and got the cheaper copycat of the pattern 99, the apex elite blades and edea ice fly a month and a half ago. I really like them and their response on the ice and they fixed a lot of the issues that I had with my coronation aces (being scratchy no matter what and could not hold edges that well). I noticed it was time to get them sharpened and went back to my regular sharpener who also happens to be my fitter. Came back to pick them up and she told me that one of my blades was damaged and had little chips all along one of the edges. I was confused because I am someone who takes EXREMELY good care of my equipment because I would like for them to last and want to skate to the best of my abilities. I always wear my guards no matter what and wipe them down thoroughly. Thought not much of it and went to practice like normal. 2 days later I'm warming up with power pulls and noticed that the heel, or tail of one of my blades was slipping, continue my lesson and work on rockers, footwork and moves, seems normal. I move on to working on spins and I cannot do a backscratch at all, despite it being one of my most consistent spins, along with my camel spin, the edge going into it would just not hold and i could not get the power to do more than 2 rotations which is highly unusual for me. I get off the ice and wipe them down to inspect and see what was going on, and there are chips along my edges again despite them getting that issue fixed last week. I never had any issues with my john wilson blades with chips and damage like this. And I really do not believe it is my sharpener because the shop I go to is extremely credible and deals with the highest level of skaters in my state. Has anyone else had problems with their jackson blades? Is it the steel itself? I mean I'll go back to my shop and talk to them but I was wondering if there is anyone out there struggling with them like me!