The Marsblade Ice Holder - Setting a new standard in hockey
The Marsblade Ice Holder dramatically improves a hockey players skating performance with several key benefits:
The Marsblade Ice Holder transfers your weight faster in order to create tighter and more efficient turns. The rocker also helps you to gain more speed out of your turns as it prevents the skate blade from digging into the ice.
A regular holder has only one pivot point which puts all the pressure at the back part of the blade and a shorter glide zone and forces the steel to dig into the ice and thus lose speed.
The Marsblade Ice Holder enables a broader range of movement while distributing the pressure more effectively for a longer and more powerful stride. The rocker also enables more steel on the ice for optimized glide speed.
A regular holder lose speed when the player shifts their weight forward or backward as this forces the blade to lose contact with the surface as well as digging into the ice.
The Marsblade Ice Holder allows key muscle groups to be utilized for a longer period of time to increase stride power and speed. The rocker also optimizes your balance for a stronger and more explosive skating position, while increasing a player's power and control when stickhandling and shooting.
We’re now in the final stages of the development process of the Marsblade Ice Holder. We have tested the current hand-made carbon fiber prototype extensively and the feedback from professional players and power skating coaches has been incredible. You can see some of them trying the Marsblade Ice Holder for the first time in the videos below.
Scientific research clearly demonstrates that the fastest skaters are characterized by a longer stride. A longer stride is exactly what the Marsblade Ice Holder and the Flow Motion Technology enables.
Our initial speed tests shows that the Marsblade Ice Holder enables a longer stride which gives higher speed. Agility and power sole tests also confirms that the product generates quicker turns and a more powerful stride.
We have conducted on-ice and laboratory durability testing, as well as advanced computer simulations, to ensure the product withstands the high demands of hockey.
Materials and components have carefully been selected and tested to optimize performance, strength and durability.
The Marsblade Ice Holder will come in nine different sizes and fit junior skate sizes 4 - 5.5 and senior skate sizes 6 – 12.5
If you’re unsure about getting the correct size, don’t worry. When you have pledged to a reward, we’ll send you a survey to collect your size info and make sure you receive the correct size. You can also check our FAQ or send us a message.
Per Mårs, the founder of Flow Motion Technology and Marsblade, is a former professional hockey player and a third round draft pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2001 NHL draft – and a true visionary.
It all started as a small project to help himself become a better hockey player. Mårs was always training extremely hard during off-season, but never felt like his hard work paid of when going back onto the ice. Mårs was often searching for new and innovative training methods to maximize his on-ice performance. He started experimenting with various balance drills and noticed a huge improvement in his on-ice performance. Mårs thought for himself “what if I could challenge my balance in a hockey stride”?
The result - Flow Motion Technology and the Marsblade Roller Frame. After a couple of prototypes he was amazed by the feel and performance of the product. Due to a back injury, Mårs had to quit his hockey career early, but he was convinced that his idea and vision could help hockey players to improve their off-ice training, allowing for improved on-ice performance. With this goal in mind, Per decided to continue working on his idea and fine-tune the prototype. Today the Marsblade Roller Frame is used by players off all levels, from kids and recreational players to NHL stars, such as Henrik Zetterberg, Max Pacioretty and the Sedin twins, to name a few.
At an early stage in the developing process of the Roller Frame, one of Per’s colleagues suggested that the technology could also be used to create an ice holder, changing ice-skating forever. Now, with the success of the Roller Frame, the moment is here to take the next step in realizing Per Mårs vision of a new way of playing ice hockey. We call it the Marsblade Ice Holder.
We have a rigorous intellectual property (IP) portfolio with several approved patents for key hockey markets including Canada, USA and Europe. The IP portfolio is a central part of the company’s long-term strategy and gives us a unique position to set new standards in the hockey industry. Marsblade and Flow Motion Technology have also gained great interest from both media and the industry and beyond.
We have worked incredibly hard and we are extremely proud of the patented technology and product. The feel and performance of the current prototype is verified. We have done rigorous on-ice testing with professional hockey players and skating coaches in training and competitive game play – and the feedback and results has been incredible.
We’re now in the final stages of the development process, all that remains is some relatively minor adjustments in design and material. We have an agreement in place with a manufacturer that meets our high expectations.
It’s time to move from the hand-made carbon fiber prototype to large-scale production. In order to start the production and bring the product to the market, we need your support to invest in all of the necessary injection molds, tooling and other manufacturing needs.
Back us now and be among the first to get the Marsblade Ice Holder and join the biggest movement happened in the hockey industry.
All products will be shipped with UPS express service and you will be able to track your order. Please note that local charges (customs duty, sales tax etc.) may occur, depending on your region and local customs duties. In general, there are usually no extra duties or taxes on orders below $800 USD to the United States.
Risks and challenges
We are more than ready to hit the start button, but as with most Kickstarter projects and the production of physical products, there are some challenges that can occur, sometimes outside of our control, such as delays in manufacturing, component supply chain, shipping and surveys.
However, we are confident. We have a strong and experienced team in designing, prototyping and manufacturing hockey products. We are perfectionists and the satisfaction of our backers is our number-one priority. We have teamed up with a great manufacturing partner who possesses vast knowledge and experience. We have done, and will continue to do our outmost to minimize any type of risk and we won’t settle for anything less than a perfect product delivered to our backers. We are ready to work around the clock and do whatever it takes to stick to our timeline.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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