Thread: Synthetic Ice?
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09-12-2011, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Wilch View Post
Just wondering if anyone actually skated on synth ice before or played hockey on there?

I never tried and I have a few questions about it if anyone can answer them:

1. Durability? Can you go all out, skate fast and stop on a dime on there without completely ruining the synthetic ice flooring?
2. Cost? Is it expensive?
3. And does it simulate ice well?

It's awful. Really is. I'm a goalie and this dry land place my squad used to train at had a small portion of it for the goalies to be on while the team did other activities. I can say it was nothing like real ice. Ruins your skate blade, too much friction, no slide, just doesn't feel like even the worst real ice you've ever skated on. This was several years ago so perhaps synthetic ice has improved but I hated that stuff.

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