FAQs

Flare Blades WILL increase your performance

 

Are Flare Skate Blades approved for use in the NHL and international competition?

Yes.

Flare Skate Blades are approved by both the NHL and IIHF for use.

 

Are Flare Skate Blades available for goalies?

Not yet.

Our patented technology works just as well on a goalie blades, and has been tested at the professional level. Flare Skate Blades for goalie application are currently in development and we will offer them on our website as well as in our retail locations as soon as they are available.

 

How long does it take to get used to Flare Skate Blades?

It depends on you, the skater.

For best results, we suggest giving yourself 3 hard skates. The harder you skate, the better your performance on Flare Blades.

 

How do Flare Skate Blades wear?

Better than traditional steel runners, say our skaters.

Flare Blades wear extraordinarily well. We use only the best steel, Sandvik™, imported from Sweden, and hardness-test each and every one of our blades before they are packaged.

 

How do I sharpen my Flare Skate Blades?

The exact same way you sharpen your traditional skate blades.

No special equipment is required. However, a hollow adjustment is required to adjust for the flare. In order to ensure your flared edges are level, use a Flare Square, a modified quick square, designed to fit our Blades, as well as traditional 3mm blades.

As with traditional blades, we recommend your Flare Blades be sharpened by an experienced skate sharpening technician in order to maintain optimal performance.

Click here for more detailed info on sharpening your Flare Skate Blades.

 

Can I use a honing stone on Flare Skate Blades?

Yes.

Be sure to hold the honing stone parallel (flat) to the flared (angled) part of the blade only. Running it flush across the whole blade will dull your edges.

To hone DLC-Coated Blades, use a leather shammy or a clay stone.

 

Are Flare Skate Blades able to be sharpened on the Sparx® machine?

Yes.

Flare Blades can be sharpened on the Sparx® machine. To order your Sparx® grinding ring for Flare Blades, please visit their website. Click the "Select Your Grinding Ring" drop-down menu and select the appropriate hollow. For example, if you use a 5/8" hollow on standard skate blades, that is a 1 1/8" hollow on Flare Blades, so you would order the 1 1/8" grinding ring.

  

Do Flare Skate Blades fit all hockey skate blade holders?

Most.

Flare Skate Blades fit a number of skate blade holders from the most popular hockey skates on the market:

Bauer Tuuk LSE®

Bauer Tuuk LS2®

CCM SpeedBlade XS®

CCM SpeedBlade +4.0®

CCM E-Blade Pro®

Graf Cobra NT3000®

Graf Cobra UL5000®

QuikBlade®

View and shop all Flare Skate Blades here

 

What are Flare Skate Blades made of?

Sword-quality Swedish steel.

Flare Skate Blades are made from high-quality, precisely engineered  Sandvik® stainless steel, and crafted in Canada. We hardness-test each and every blade before it is packaged.

 

What is the profile of Flare Skate Blades?

Factory profile.

As Flare Skate Blades are designed to fit in hockey's most popular holders, the profile is the same as the manufacturer's stock CCM®, Bauer®, or Graf® steel.

 

Can I profile my Flare Skate Blades?

Yes.

Because the Flare Blades already offer significant more glide and turning capabilities, we always recommend to try our stock profile for a few skates first.

 

Are Flare Skate Blades wider than traditional skate blades?

Yes, but only where the blade meets the ice.

A traditional steel runner has a 3 mm base; Flare steel has a 4.5 mm base, giving you the power to perform exceptionally.

 

Are Flare Skate Blades heavier than traditional skate blades?

No.

We have measured our steel against our competitors, including Step® and Bauer®, to discover that there is no difference in weight.

 

Do Flare Skate Blades require any special care?

No.

As with traditional blades, we recommend wiping your Flare Skate Blades clean after each use and checking them for nicks or stripped / rolled edges to determine if sharpening is required, and then allowing them to air dry, covers removed.

 

Flare Skate Blade

Tighter Turns.  Faster Glide.  More Control.

Proven To Increase Performance

Simply Better. Scientifically Proven.

Guaranteed

Hollow Conversion

ADJUST YOUR HOLLOW FOR THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE INCREASE

Because the angle of the Flare Skate Blade increases the width of the blades where the steel meets the ice, a hollow adjustment is required.

We suggest the hollow be adjusted to the following Hollow Conversion Chart.

For more information on Sharpening, click here.

   

Please note that the following is a guide

 

   

Always sharpen to your personal preference

 

 

Flare Skate Blade

Tighter Turns.  Faster Glide.  More Control.

Proven To Increase Performance

Simply Better. Scientifically Proven.

Guaranteed