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.Read More
We recently took a trip to Watertown, MA and visited the New England Flag and Banner offices. If you've watched any sporting event in the past 125+ years, you'v seen their work. From Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky's retirement banner, to the LA Kings' championship banners, to 80% of NCAA's banners, New England Flag and Banner has had a stronghold in the athletic banner space.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
With any new technology, it takes a bit for people to buy into idea. It took a bit of convincing, and still does to this day, to have people drop the craft and art of skate sharpening and pickup a new automated technology. Especially, when history wasn't so kind to us with past automated skate sharpeners.Read More
Flatbottom profiles have a long and storied history from Redmond in 1983 to our current FIRE grinding ring. Founder/CEO Russ Layton lays out the developments and discoveries leading to our current FIRE ring. He also shares his thoughts on what it's like to skate on a flat bottom profile.Read More
Founder/ CEO Russ Layton gives a detailed rundown on best maintence tips for your Sparx machine. Tips include: clearing the dust tray, vaccumming the machine, replacing the filter and many more. Following these tips will ensure you the best possible results from the Sparx Skate Sharpener.Read More