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Let's Play Hockey Expo '18 - Hear From Current Sparx Sharpener Owners

All weekend long at the Let's Play Hockey Expo in St. Paul, MN., satisfied Sparx Sharpener users stopped by our booth to check in and meet the team. They could not stop telling us how satisfied they were with their skate sharpeners. Many of them shared their stories with us, including one user who keeps their sharpener out in the dining room! It was great meeting everyone at the expo who owned a sharpener and seeing their excitement while seeing others step up and experience the skate sharpeners for the first time!

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Lettermen Sports and Sparx Hockey; Why You Need a Sparx Sharpener

Lettermen Sports in Minnesota is a family-run pro shop and a staple in the Minnesota hockey scene for more than 30 years. Their stores are located in Blaine and Plymouth, MN and both use our Sparx Machines as their primary sharpeners.

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A Day with Mylec Hockey

We were able to head to our local hockey brothers and sisters at Mylec Hockey. We interviewed the owner, Rick Laperriere and hear his crazy story from being on Mylec packaging as a kid and now owning the company.

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Catching Up With Pro Stock Hockey

In the past, we've put our focus on local, Massachusetts companies, however for this week we branched out a bit and interviewed Pro Stock Hockey. Pro Stock Hockey is the spot to go to if you're looking to get some pro gear. We sat down via Skype with Shawn O'Connell, Operations Manager of Pro Stock Hockey. We talked day to day operations, the Olympics, Vegas Golden Knights and equipment from Zdeno Chara and Jaromir Jagr.

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Testing Out The Carbon Sports AirBlade

Local hockey company, Carbon Sports Hockey, developed a new twist on the common hockey stick we are all used too. We were fortunate enough to take a day and head to the Larsen Rink in Winthrop, MA and test out the new gear, as well as sit down with Founder of Carbon Sports, Richard Fucillo and learn a little more about the company. 

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An Afternoon With Zeal Hockey

A few weeks back, we took a roadie down to Providence, Rhode Island to visit our friends at Zeal Hockey. 

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Picking a Hockey Guy's Hockey Brain w/ Jon Hutcheon

Following up with our Hollow Testing video and reactions, we decided to chat with Jon Hutcheon of High End Hockey regarding the sport we all know and love. 

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Find Your Hollow; Follow-up Interview With Jon Hutcheon

As you saw last week, we took out five high-level hockey players, put them on their normally preferred radius of hollow and then put them on a mystery hollow. After a few skating sessions on both hollows, we documented their thoughts. 

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Finding Your Hollow with High End Hockey

Like sticks and skates and every other aspect of hockey, skate sharpening is evolving. What used to be available only to the pros has now made its way to Juniors, College, and youth. While most hockey players still drop their skates at the shop and never specify the hollow they prefer, we're seeing more and more players becoming educated about the options they have and how a change to their hollow might impact their game.

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The Sparx Prototype Series; The Journey from Early Prototypes to the Final Sparx Sharpener

As many of you know, the process to produce and release the Sparx sharpener was an absolute journey. Recently, Founder/CEO Russ Layton busted out the old prototypes for a little show and tell.

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