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SOS 04-22-2005 01:53 PM

Synthetic ice?
 
Has anybody skated on synthetic ice? Is it really like real ice? Does it not get cut up like real ice? I'm curious!

http://www.coldproducts.com/ezglide.html

http://www.kwikrink.com/

Habsfan 32 04-22-2005 03:50 PM

They had something like that on the set of NHL hockey on TSN last year. I never it but my brother tried it and he said it felt good but not good like real ice.

2112 04-22-2005 04:14 PM

Watching the hockey demo video they have....

It's wierd. I dont think I'd like to skate on it, the puck doesnt seem to glide as well as it would on real ice.. Stopping without the spray is amazing though, and I wonder how the ice doesn't get all choppy and snowy?

I'd love to have one of those in my backyard...playing hockey in the middle of summer! It'd be only good for that though...nothing like playing on real ice though.

http://www.coldproducts.com/images/picview19.jpg

That's actually really cool...

Habsfan 32 04-22-2005 04:24 PM

Those things must be pretty expensive. :help: Prices?

2112 04-22-2005 05:06 PM

It says it's around 200$ per panel...6 panel minimum.

So for a good sized rink in your backyard you'd probably need 8-10 panels..

Twist and Shout 04-22-2005 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2112
It says it's around 200$ per panel...6 panel minimum.

So for a good sized rink in your backyard you'd probably need 8-10 panels..

Yeah, so about $2500 for something that will be great for the kids and last a few years. I don't think it would be a bad investment if your access to a rink is limited.

FLYLine24 04-23-2005 11:21 AM

Looks kinda junky...but if I was rich I would buy it. :)


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