"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."
"I believe that the Flare Blades provide me with better balance, and sharper and quicker turns. These blades are the perfect blades for me."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"These blades are great for turning and the glide is outstanding. I think these blades are a good choice for any hockey player."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I really like the blades, they give me the ability to cut tighter and come out of turns much faster."
"These blades are so effortless. They truly are a game changer."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"You notice a difference right away in the corners, especially for bigger, heavier guys."
"These blades are phenomenal; I really enjoy them, and don’t plan on going back to any others."
"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."
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.