Click Here!
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: "Therma-Blade" skates getting test by NHL/NHLPA

  1. #1
    Go, Kings, Go rinkrat's Avatar




    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Posts
    209,517
    Liked
    7971 times
    Karma
    293981536
    Images
    6484
    Mentioned
    45 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    368 Post(s)

    Default "Therma-Blade" skates getting test by NHL/NHLPA

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW/ -

    <<
    WHAT Canadian skate blade maker Therma Blade Inc. is giving the media
    its first up-close look at the revolutionary new Thermablade
    heated skate blade that today received consent for limited testing
    by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League
    Players' Association. About eight to 10 NHL players will begin
    using Thermablade during upcoming games and practices. The NHL and
    NHLPA will use the testing phase to evaluate Thermablade's
    potential for use in NHL competition on a broader scale.

    Media are invited to meet Therma Blade Inc. executives - including
    the heated blade's inventor - on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 at the
    Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto during the official North American
    launch of skate technology that also has the backing of hockey
    legend Wayne Gretzky.

    An early prototype of this Canadian invention will also be
    presented to the Hockey Hall of Fame to celebrate the evolution of
    Canada's game.

    Please contact Shane Matte at 416.422.7185
    or Mark Nusca at 416.422.7179 to RSVP.

    WHO Heated blade inventor Tory Weber, Therma Blade President Patrick
    Francey, Francois Whittom Director Product Development, and Team
    Thermablade.

    WHEN Tuesday, October 16, 2007
    10:30 to 11 a.m. Registration
    11 to 12 p.m. Media Conference/Q&A/Photo Opportunity
    12 to 2 p.m. One-on-one Interview Opportunity & Reception

    WHERE Hockey Hall of Fame
    Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place)
    30 Yonge Street, Toronto
    (Enter via Brookfield Place. Hockey Hall of Fame is located in
    lower concourse level at southeast corner of building.)
    >>

    ABOUT THERMA BLADE INC.

    Canadian skate blade maker Therma Blade Inc. is a Quebec-based
    manufacturer of heated skate blade technology that was invented by Alberta
    resident Tory Weber. Therma Blade is a technologically advanced skate blade
    that uses battery powered electrical energy to slightly heat the skate blade,
    thereby increasing the layer of water between the blade and the ice surface
    and reducing friction at the ice surface. Therma Blade has several proven
    physiological and performance benefits for hockey players, including a
    dramatic reduction in gliding friction and starting resistance, an overall
    increase in stamina and an overall decrease in fatigue. More information on
    the product is available online at www.thermablade.com.



    http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../15/c3962.html

  2. #2
    It's all good man Bogey's Avatar




    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    25,886
    Liked
    4996 times
    Karma
    40000000
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1438 Post(s)

    Default

    I'm imagine they'll do extensive testing, spend lots of time and money doing research and development, give the ok to use it, produce skates for all the players league wide, promote how it's technologically advanced, give specifications as to how they're better, promote the hell out of it, and it turns out to be a colossal failure.

  3. #3
    1st Line Role Player yipperzz's Avatar




    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    712
    Liked
    11 times
    Karma
    1000000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    it's gonna melt the ice and players will be skating on cement by the end of the game! hahaha...we'll see if these are the next coming of the t-blades.

  4. #4
    I grew a Fatmanchu. Kingsfan626's Avatar




    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,578
    Liked
    215 times
    Karma
    2147483647
    Images
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    54 Post(s)

    Default

    Battery + Melted Ice = An Electrifying Event.

  5. #5
    devenir gris gescom's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    33,435
    Liked
    3142 times
    Karma
    1252516
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    578 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogey Man View Post
    I'm imagine they'll do extensive testing, spend lots of time and money doing research and development, give the ok to use it, produce skates for all the players league wide, promote how it's technologically advanced, give specifications as to how they're better, promote the hell out of it, and it turns out to be a colossal failure.


    sounds like the new jerseys.

  6. #6
    Media Muthaf***in Maestro styx66's Avatar




    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,174
    Liked
    0 times
    Karma
    1000000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    so wait... why is a hot blade good for gliding friction but pucks have to be frozen?

    is it the moderately warmer pucks that are a problem? how about heated pucks to 41 degrees?

  7. #7
    Muffisher mudfisher's Avatar




    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,719
    Liked
    524 times
    Karma
    1100000
    Images
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    65 Post(s)

    Default

    The pucks are kept frozen to reduce the amount of bounce.

  8. #8
    Vito
    Guest

    Default

    The pucks are also frozen to slide faster.

    Don't think these new blades will be so freakin hot they will melt the ice. I actually like the idea. Give me a couple of these.

  9. #9
    I'm Cultured, Bitch ianmonsta's Avatar




    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    7,468
    Liked
    372 times
    Karma
    1000000
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vito View Post
    The pucks are also frozen to slide faster.

    Don't think these new blades will be so freakin hot they will melt the ice. I actually like the idea. Give me a couple of these.
    the blades will stay at a constant 41degrees apparently

  10. #10
    beingbobbyorr
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by imamonsta View Post
    the blades will stay at a constant 41degrees apparently
    They have sensors that detect when you're not on the ice and turn the heating element off to conserve battery power. I wonder how many batteries you have to use to get through 90 minutes of stick time?

    It sounds like a great "Lookee here at us!!!!" marketing ploy, but it can not improve reliability and it can not come in at a lower cost (they're still gonna make the boots quasi-disposable like Bauer Vapors).

    "$250 (and rising) sticks? $500 (and rising) skates? ..... Pass.
    Hey, junior, let's go check out soccer."
    -- potential hockey dads everywhere

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28