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02-27-2009, 09:31 AM
Eli Cash
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Slipping in Dek/Ball/Whatever hockey

So I play Dek Hockey (or ball hockey, I don't know what everyone else calls it, it's hockey on a rubber surface outdoors, on feet). Anyway, being in Pittsburgh, it's wet outside a good 60%-75% of the time. The slightest bit of wetness on that surface causes massive amounts of slipping. You basically have to shuffle your feet, and the game is slowed down dramatically.

Being a tall, extremely skinny human being with next to zero skill at hockey, and no flexibility whatsoever, the slippery surface makes me completely ineffective at everything. It's also very dangerous. The place I play at now sells shoes that are used for hockey and curling, which supposedly greatly reduce slipping. I'm not buying a 90 dollar pair of shoes, however.

My question to you guys is, what can I possibly do to modify a pair of existing shoes to reduce slipping? I've been wracking my brains. I have a few ideas but I'd like to know if anyone has any experience with this.

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