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Inventor chases dream of heated skates

Bringing an invention to market can be a challenge in the world of sports

Updated: May 27, 2010, 3:37 PM ET
By Paula Lavigne | ESPN

CALGARY, Alberta -- Tory Weber worked the midnight shift monitoring the boiler room in the basement of a posh hotel in Banff National Park. It was a boring job for a college student in his early 20s, but the pay, and the dollar-a-day room and meals, made it hard for him to quit, especially with a new silver Mazda RX7 parked outside.

So Weber put his feet up on the desk, his hands behind his head, and thought, "God, you'd just about have to kill me for me to change my life."

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