I made the switch to Flare Blades this season and I am extremely happy I did. I find I glide better but the biggest difference I can see is that I can make tighter turns, and as a referee, that is very important when trying to stay out of the way of the players.
I couldn't believe the glide I got with the first few strides I took and the stability they gave me in my turns. There was a remarkable difference to what I was used to. So much so that I wore those blades for the game in Pittsburgh that night and haven't changed since. I can attest, as a referee, the science behind those blades made a big difference in my ability to keep up to the play. At the end of the day I believe it played a big role in the longevity of my career. I'm so pleased to see that someone is offering this skate technology and really believe in the science and how it can improve anyone's skating ability.
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.