As with any other pair of hockey skates, we recommend you take your Flare Skate Blades to a reputable sporting goods shop and have them sharpened by a skilled and experienced technician.
Flare Skate Blades must be sharpened and cross-ground prior to first use.
Because of the 6 degree Flare our blades offer, allowing for More Stability and Control as you Turn Tighter and Skate Faster, our Athletes are required to adjust their Hollow.
Please refer to our suggested Hollow Conversion Chart for more information.
Flare Skate Blades do not require more or less sharpening than traditional blades. As with traditional blades, the amount of sharpening will depend on the intensity and frequency of use, and will be a matter of personal preference.
Although individual use varies, players who have switched over to Flare Skate Blades have reported their blades require less sharpening than their previous traditional blades.
Because the angle increases the width of the blades at the bottom, you must adjust your Hollow to ensure you experience the increased performance proven again and again by Flare Skate Blade users.
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.