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
After a few questions and comments regarding deburring, Founder/ CEO Russ Layton takes a few minutes to explain why you need to deburr your skates and how to deburr your skates, all while sharing a few tips and tricks picked up from NHL equipment managers.Read More
Ever wonder what it would like to have perfect skate edges every single time you take the ice? Imagine if you could sharpen your skates in the same amount of time it takes to pack up your hockey bag? Sparx Hockey Founder & CEO Russ Layton shares his pre-skate routine and how easy and quick it is to make skate sharpening part of every time you get ready to play. If sharpening on Sparx is not part of your routine, you're missing out on some major, major benefits.Read More
Founder/ CEO Russ Layton shares the discovery and the process, that led to Sparx delivering perfect, even edges everytime you sharpen your skates.Read More
Founder/ CEO Russ Layton lays out the future plans for Sparx including when customers can expect new grinding rings and when Sparx is going global.Read More
Founder/ CEO Russ Layton describes the story on starting Sparx and how Sparx was able to be successful on Kickstarter and how crucial it was in bringing Sparx to market, by raising the money and generating the buzz.Read More
Today Sparx launched a new product; one we’ve been talking about for a while, one we’ve been testing with NHL equipment managers and other professional skate sharpeners, and one we know many, many Sparx customers have been waiting for for a long time now.Read More
Back in June, we had the opportunity to bring Sparx in front of arguably the toughest audience imaginable; The Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers, or SPHEM.
For us, this was both a milestone; as we were able to showcase our product for NHL equipment managers, and an introduction into their somewhat mysterious profession.
We get a lot of questions at Sparx about deburring; How is it done? What stones should I use? How do I get rid of a stubborn burr? In this post, we’ll cover the basics of deburring when using the stone and strop included with our Sparx sharpeners. We will also cover in detail what the pros use, and how they go about removing burrs of all kinds.Read More
Do your skate blades look like those pictured above? The steel ground all the way to the plastic holder on the toe and heel of each skate? If so, we’re going to guess you’ve had your skates for a while and have been visiting the same shops over and over.Read More