I saw this article about a custom fit molding machine for skates in Michigan and was wondering if anyone has tried it? The article says NHL players have gone to Michigan to use it.
Perfect Edge Hockey-Lacrosse
A new hockey and lacrosse retail center opening in the Cherryland Center will offer the region’s only RapidShot Hockey Training System – described as “batting cages for hockey” – as well as a unique custom-fit skate molding machine that’s attracted NHL players from across the country to the company’s downstate store.
Owner Marc O’Keefe is planning a grand opening for Perfect Edge Hockey-Lacrosse the weekend of July 21-23. The 5,000 square-foot store, located in the former Malisa’s Hallmark space near Sears in the Cherryland Center, will offer equipment, apparel, service, and training systems for hockey and lacrosse. Perfect Edge will feature a “state-of-the-art skate sharpening machine” and a dedicated wing of the store for Under Armour lifestyle and performance apparel, according to O’Keefe, who has operated a Perfect Edge store in Howell for 12 years. “We saw a desperate need for a hockey and lacrosse store up in Traverse City,” says O’Keefe.
Perfect Edge’s RapidShot training system – the only system if its kind within three hours of Traverse City, O’Keefe says – allows players to practice their hockey shots. The machine automatically passes and collects pucks and measures accuracy, shot speed and reaction time. Perfect Edge will also offer a synthetic ice skating treadmill for ice skating training, as well as a custom-fit skate molding machine. “We’re the only store in the U.S. I know of that has this machine,” says O’Keefe. “We get many NHL players that visit us, because even NHL teams don’t have this machine.”
Perfect Edge will operate seven days a week: Monday-Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. The company will host a grand opening sale July 21-23 with special discounts and free use of the RapidShot system.