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The NHL's Best Share How They Benefit From the Sparx Sharpener

Hear how NHL players Garret Sparks, Tanner Pearson, Matt Grzelcyk and Steven Kampfer are all using Sparx and why they believe players at all levels should have the innovative and easy-to-use Sparx Sharpener.

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How High Schools and Teams Across Every Level Benefit from Sparx

Acton- Boxborough High School Varsity coach, Kevin Richardson, shares how his team has benefited with having a Sparx Sharpener in the locker room. From bringing it to away games, or keeping it in the locker room, no matter where AB plays, they always have perfect edges.

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How Bar Down Hockey Shop Gives Every Player the Edge and Maintains The Work Load

With three sheets of ice, the Edge Ice Arena and Bar Down Hockey Shop see hundreds of players a day. The Sparx Sharpener gives players the edge by consistently providing them with professionally sharpened, even edges.

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EDGE-ucation: The Sparx FIRE Ring and How It Differs From A Traditional Hollow

In this new episode of EDGE-ucation, Mike Blomgren shares what exactly is the Sparx FIRE ring, the experience you feel when skating on it and how it differs from a traditional hollow.

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The Importance Of Your Edges with Garret Sparks of the Vegas Golden Knights

We sat down with Garret Sparks of the Vegas Golden Knights to learn how the game is evolving and why taking care of your edges has never been more important. He also shares how the Sparx Sharpener allows him to always have the perfect edge and helps him keep up with today's fast-paced game.

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Evolving Your Skate Sharpening Process: Sparx Hockey Education Session at PHATS/SPHEM 2019

Brock Myles (Washington Capitals), Teddy Richards (Florida Panthers), and Jason McMaster (Winnipeg Jets) share their experience with the Sparx Sharpener and how it has evolved their skate sharpening process. Hear their thoughts from the Sparx Hockey education session at PHATS/SPHEM 2019. 

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EDGE-ucation: Choosing a Proper Cycle Count with Sparx

In this new episode of EDGE-ucation, Mike Blomgren shares how to choose the best cycle count for various sharpening situations such as sharpening new steel, changing your hollow, and just a regular touchup.

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Edge-ucation: Coated Steel and the Sparx Sharpener

It’s a question we get a lot here at Sparx Hockey – “I have coated steel, is there anything I need to do different when I sharpen it?” To answer all your question about coated steel, we turned to former professional hockey equipment manager and current Sparx Hockey Tech Supervisor Mike Blomgren to give us the scoop. Mike lets you know that there are some importance differences in sharpening coated steel, especially when you get to de-burring process.

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Hockey Hack - Stop the Click Clack! Fix Your Loose Steel In Seconds

You put on your skate, stand up and start heading out of of the locker room.

Click...clack...click...clack.

Every step you take sounds as if your skate steel is going to fly out of your blade holder. More often than not, your steel is secure, it is just loose inside the holder.  A great hack to fix this annoying problem comes from some of the game's best equipment managers in Dana Heinze of the Pittsburgh Penguins and John Sokoloski of Boston University. 

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Keeping Skates Sharp At The Sports Consulting Group Camp

We recently attended the Sports Consulting Group's preseason camp in Minnesota and had the chance to catch up with some top NHL players and prospects. Sports Consulting Group is one of top hockey agencies in the world representing several of the game's best players including Thomas Vanek and Ryan Callahan. Check out the video to see how we made sure all of these elite players had the best possible edges with a fresh Sparx skate sharpening!

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