Next-Generation Ice Hockey Skates Appear Tonight in Vancouver 2010 Olympic
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<p><span class="xn-location">PITTSBURGH</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Feb. 16</span> /CNW/ -- A new breed of high-performance ice hockey skates will make its Olympic debut during tonight's Men's Ice Hockey Group B premier between <span class="xn-location">Russia</span> and <span class="xn-location">Latvia</span>. Made "for skaters, by skaters," MLX is considered a game-changer for the sport of ice hockey and will be worn by Team Russia's Sergei Gonchar and Evgeni Malkin.</p>
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<p>Unlike standard ice hockey skates, MLX combines a moldable boot with a fully-adjustable chassis and enhanced blade. Although similar customized components revolutionized the speed skating world nearly 25 years ago, they were never applied to ice hockey until now. The result is a blend of comfort and technology that complements a player's individual biomechanics and increases performance. The skates also improve protection by incorporating a composite shell to distribute force away from the foot.</p>
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<p>The newly-patented design was created by four-time U.S. Olympic speed skater <span class="xn-person">Dave Cruikshank</span> and <span class="xn-person">Scott Van Horne</span>, the world leader in high-performance speed skate manufacturing. The MLX team also includes four-time Olympian and 1994 Olympic silver medalist, <span class="xn-person">Andy Gabel</span>, and <span class="xn-person">Curtis Brackenbury</span>, an 11-year veteran of the NHL and WHA.</p>
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<p>ABOUT MLX:  Created "for skaters, by skaters," MLX builds high-performance, custom ice hockey skates. For additional information, visit: <a href="http://www.mlxskates.com">http://www.mlxskates.com</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Christina Koshzow for MLX, +1-646-450-3289, christina@brandingbrand.com Web Site: http://www.mlxskates.com

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