Flare NHL + Major Junior Players: What The Pros' Say

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"I changed to Flare + really notice my glide"

Andrew Cogliano | Dallas Stars

"I have a new steel that’s called Flare Skate Blade, it’s a thicker steel. It gives me an option to glide more, but be sharper when I turn. I get it [sharpened] at an inch and a half, it’s a big difference. I’ve noticed you need a glide; I used to play with no glide and my legs would kill me. I changed [to Flare Skate Blade] and really notice it."

Andrew Cogliano | NHL Forward - Dallas Stars

 

"The Flare Blades provide me with better balance, + sharper + quicker turns"

Ryan Murray

"I believe that the Flare Blades provide me with better balance, and sharper and quicker turns. These blades are the perfect blades for me."

Ryan Murray | NHL Defenceman - Columbus Blue Jackets

 

"Faster on the ice, stronger on my turns"

Andrew Mangiapane NHL Calgary Flames

"I really enjoy using the Flare Skate Blades and have noticed a huge difference. I feel faster on the ice, stronger on my turns, and have more stability on my feet."

Andrew Mangiapane | NHL Forward - Calgary Flames

 

"Overall feel faster"

Nolan Foote NHL Tampa Bay Lightning

"I feel more glide, I feel like when I'm coming out of turns or crossovers, I'm able to grab more ice and get going quicker. Just overall feel faster."

Nolan Foote | WHL Forward - Kelowna Rockets

1st Round Draft Pick & Signed w NHL Tampa Bay Lightning

 

"Month-long nagging injury started to settle down"

Karl Alzner

"I switched to Flare Skate Blades because I was having some groin and hip issues. It was within 1 week of using them that a month-long nagging injury started to settle down. Since then, I haven't had any injuries creep up. I also find coming out of pivots forwards to backwards, I have much more power."

Karl Alzner | AHL Forward - Laval Rocket

680+ NHL Games Played w Washington Capitals & Montreal Canadiens 

 

"More confident making sharp turns at full speed"

Cory Conacher

"With the help from my Flare Skate Blades, it has changed the way I feel on the ice. First off, I feel more confident making sharp turns at full speed, and secondly, I've noticed having a much better glide, which can be helpful late in shifts when the legs start to get a little heavy."

Cory Conacher | AHL Forward - Syracuse Crunch

190+ NHL Games Played

 

"I can turn way faster"

Nicolas Beaudin

"I feel like I'm getting more speed when I crossover. I really like the glide too, it feels like I can turn way faster than any other blade I've used. I like how they pound in the ice when I take my stride."

Nicolas Beaudin | AHL Defenceman - Rockford IceHogs

1st Round Draft Pick & Signed w NHL Chicago Blackhawks

 

"Faster stride down the ice"

Matt Savoie

"I personally prefer the Flare Skate Blades because they allow me to have more glide, while still being able to have sharp edges for turning. They dig into the ice, which helps with acceleration and quick starts. They hold their edges well and create for a faster stride down the ice."

Matt Savoie | WHL Forward - Winnipeg Ice

1st Overall Bantam Pick 2019 WHL Draft

NHL Top Prospect 2022 Draft

 

 "The glide is outstanding"

Grigori Denisenko

"These blades are great for turning and the glide is outstanding. I think these blades are a good choice for any hockey player."

Grigori Denisenko | KHL Forward - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl

1st Round Draft Pick NHL Florida Panthers

 

"I get more speed when I'm crossing over"

Alexander Alexeyev

"I think the Flare Blades are awesome, they’re much different than a standard blade. You have better turning and your edges feel great. I think these blades are especially good for defencemen, plus I find I get more speed when I’m crossing over. I enjoy these blades a lot."

Alexander Alexeyev | AHL Defenceman - Hershey Bears

1st Round Draft Pick & Signed w NHL Washington Capitals

 

"I feel more stable"

Kaedan Korczak

"I’ve noticed my strides being quicker, not having to transfer my weight to my inside edge like on normal blades. They are also wider which makes me feel more stable on the ice."

Kaedan Korczak | WHL Defenceman - Kelowna Rockets

Drafted To NHL Vegas Golden Knights | 2nd Round

Top Defenceman | Kelowna Rockets 2019

 

"Took no time to get used to"

Reece Newkirk

"I’ve started to use Flare Skate Blades, and it took no time to adjust to them. My first time using them I felt a way better glide, and they are helping me become a more powerful skater."

Reece Newkirk | WHL Forward - Portland Winterhawks

Drafted To NHL New York Islanders | 5th Round

 

"Outperforms any other blade I have tried"

Meaghan Mikkelson

"I choose to wear the Flare Blades because I notice improvements in turning, glide, and the overall feel of the blade outperforms any other blade I have tried."

Meaghan Mikkelson | Team Canada Defenceman

2x Olympic Gold Medalist

1x World Championship Gold Medalist

1x Olympic Silver Medalist

6x World Championship Silver Medalist

2x NCAA National Champion

 

"Longer glide after accelerating"

Jimmy Huntington

"I really like the Flare Skate Blades because they allows me to have longer glide after accelerating! I am much more stable on my skates and I can turn without losing a lot of speed. I suggest the Flare Blades to all hockey players because they have allowed me to bring my game to another level."

Jimmy Huntington | AHL Forward - Syracuse Crunch

Signed w NHL Tampa Bay Lightning

 

"I come out of turns much faster"

Connor Dewar

"I really like the blades, they give me the ability to cut tighter and come out of turns much faster."

Connor Dewar | AHL Forward - Iowa Wild

Drafted & Signed w NHL Minnesota Wild

MVP | Everett Silvertips 2019

 

"Effortless; Truly a game changer"

Antoine Morand

"These blades are so effortless. They truly are a game changer."

Antoine Morand | AHL Forward - San Diego Gulls

Signed w NHL Anaheim Ducks

 

"Flat out faster than normal blades"

Egor Zamula

"These blades are flat out faster than normal blades. They are a pleasure to use. They took me a little bit to get used to, but now that I am and see the difference in turning, I love them."

Egor Zamula | WHL Defenceman - Calgary Hitmen

Signed w NHL Philadelphia Flyers

Top Defenceman | Calgary Hitmen 2019

 

"The best I have ever tried"

Sasha Mutala

"Flare Skate Blades are some of the best I have ever tried, and have made vast improvements to my skating. My turns feel tighter and smoother than ever before. If you have not already given them a shot I highly recommend them!"

Sasha Mutala | WHL Forward - Tri City Americans

Drafted to NHL Colorado Avalanche | 5th Round

 

"Great acceleration"

"I chose the Flare Blades because they allow me to have good edges in the corner while not getting easily bumped off the puck. The blades allow me to have more glide and great acceleration."

Connor McClennon | WHL Forward - Winnipeg Ice

NHL Top Prospect 2020 Draft

Represented Team Canada U-17 in 2018/19

Team Leader in Scoring

 

"I feel way faster + smoother"

Wyatt Wylie

"I love the blades; at first it took a little getting used to but after a couple skates I could really feel the difference in my turns. I feel way faster and smoother."

Wyatte Wylie | WHL Defenceman - Everett Silvertips

Drafted to NHL Philadelphia Flyers | 5th Round

Iron Man | Everett Silvertips 2019

 

"I can glide easier + have much more stability"

Jake McGrew

"I love Flare blades because the wider blades make tighter turns, and I feel like I can escape pressure much more efficiently compared to any other blades. I feel like I can glide easier and have more stability on my skates. I'm a proud Flare Athlete."

Jake McGrew | WHL Forward - Spokane Chiefs

Drafted & Signed w NHL San Jose Sharks

 

“I reach my max speed in only a few strides”

Justin Sourdif

"Flare Skate Blades help me turn away from pressure, in the corners especially! They also allow me to reach maximum speed in only a few strides."

Justin Sourdif | WHL Forward - Vancouver Giants

NHL Top Prospect 2020 Draft

Rookie of the Year | Vancouver Giants 2019

 

"My glide has improved significantly"

James Malm

"My glide has improved significantly and I feel quite a bit faster out there. Also getting from point A to point B in a small distance, I feel like I get a faster pop off the start."

James Malm | WHL Forward - Calgary Hitmen

Fan Favourite | Calgary Hitmen 2019

Leading Scorer | Calgary Hitmen 2019

 

“I can turn tighter, faster"

Tyrel Bauer

"I prefer Flare Blades because I can turn tighter, faster, and am able to accelerate out of turns smoother. They are great in tight situations, but also preform great in open ice. Overall a great choice."

Tyrel Bauer | WHL Defenceman - Seattle Thunderbirds

NHL Prospect 2020 Draft

Rookie of the Year | Seattle Thunderbirds 2019

 

“Tighter + sharper turns going full speed"

Gianni Fairbrother

"I noticed a difference right away. As a D-man I feel like my quickness while trying to evade forecheckers has definitely improved due to the Flare Blades ability to make tighter and sharper turns going full speed."

Gianni Fairbrother | WHL Defenceman - Everett Silvertips

Drafted to NHL Montreal Canadiens | 3rd Round

Most Improved Player | Everett Silvertips 2019

 

"I love how easy it is to glide”

Jack Finley

"I love the Flare Blades. Being a bigger guy, sometimes it's hard when you’re in the corners trying to turn tight but the Flare blades help me so I can efficiently turn in and out of corners. They help me feel stronger on my skates and I love how easy it is to glide."

Jack Finley | WHL Forward - Spokane Chiefs

NHL Prospect 2020 Draft

Scholastic Player of the Year | Spokane Chiefs 2019

 

"Tighter + sharper turns"

Jackson Berezowski

"I like the Blades a lot. The glide is outstanding and they allow me to make tighter and sharper turns. It was a great decision to switch to these blades!"

Jackson Berezowski | WHL Forward - Everett Silvertips

 

"Way easier to enter turns + gain speed"

Oleg Zaytsev - WHL Red Deer Rebels

"I really like the blades, I feel much more comfortable on them then any other blade. It is way easier to enter turns and gain speed."

"My glide is faster + I have much more control"

Dawson Barteaux

"I’ve noticed that my glide is faster and I have much more control. Every hockey player is always trying to be one step ahead of everyone else and now that I am using Flare Blades, I feel like I'm one step ahead."

Dawson Barteaux | WHL Defenceman - Red Deer Rebels

Drafted to NHL Dallas Stars | 5th Round

 

"Switching was one of the best decisions I've made"

Jake Lee

"Switching to Flare Skate Blades was one of the best decisions I've made with my skates, using the thicker blade really improves my edge work and my glide speed. After getting used to the blade, my skating got a lot better and I'm a lot more confident in my edge work."

Jake Lee | WHL Defenceman - Kelowna Rockets

 

"Instant turning ability in tight corners"

Ryder Korczak

"The thing that I instantly noticed when using Flare Blades is the turning ability in tight areas and flying out of the corners. There are many advantages to using Flare Blades."

Ryder Korczak | WHL Forward - Moose Jaw Warriors

 

"I feel more comfortable on my edges"

Leif Mattson

"Flare Blades have really helped my skating and my ability to make tight turns and be more explosive on the ice. I feel more comfortable on my edges and this has allowed me to create more opportunities for myself offensively!"

Leif Mattson | WHL Forward - Spokane Chiefs

 

"I generate more speed than with my previous blades"

Tarun Fizer

"The Flare Blades have really helped my stride, especially when coming out of turns. I feel my first three strides generate more speed than with my previous blades. Switching to Flare Blades was a great decision."

Tarun Fizer | WHL Forward - Victoria Royals

  

 "I have more power"

Dino Kambeitz

"I love the blades and I think for me I notice that each stride I have more power. Also, when I turn I feel like I hold turns longer and I'm much stronger on my edges."

Dino Kambeitz | WHL Forward - Lethbridge Hurricanes

 

"You notice a difference right away"

Robyn Regehr

"You notice a difference right away in the corners, especially for bigger, heavier guys."

Robyn Regehr | NHL Defenceman - Retired

NHL Stanley Cup Champion

 

"These blades are phenomenal"

Mason Raymond

"These blades are phenomenal; I really enjoy them, and don’t plan on going back to any others."

Mason Raymond | NHL Forward - Retired

 

"Better edge on turns"

Claude Vilgrain

"I have used the Flare Skate Blade for years. It gives me a better edge on turns, and transitioning from forwards to backwards is also much better."

Claude Vilgrain | NHL Forward - Retired

Team Canada Olympian

 

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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

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