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08-07-2012, 07:40 PM
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How To: Cheap, but BIG shooting/stick handling board. (Homemade)

Hey guys,

Now I am fairly new to these forums but figured I'd share a little knowledge of something I found to be useful.

So as I was perusing my YouTube channels I came across a video for making a home made shooting board. Now there was little information on what board they used to make this pad, so I did a little research myself. It turns out that if you go to Lowes/Home Depot and buy a 1/8" DPI 4x8ft Panel Hardboard, you can turn it into a shooting pad with some Pledge (or other brand) of furniture polish...for literally a whopping total of $15 +/- on your locval prices. I live in Massachusetts and found the panelling itself for $12 and I bought the Target brand furniture polish for probably $3-4. I laid the board down and spayed liberally with the polish and then rubbed it in with a paper towel. I also used the extra that was on the paper towel to clean the puck as well. Then I threw the puck down and proceeded with practicing passes with my 5 year old son in the basement (which was nice cause it was raining out)

All in all, there is little you need to actually do. Just go out and buy the stuff. You could cut the board too if you didn't have space for a 4x8ft board in your house. So far it's been very durable for passes and stickhandling. Don't know how it would hold up to slappers and snappers but I'd imagine not too bad if going half speed/strength.

Links here for both the board and video I found. I will also post up my own video/pics in the next couple days.

Feel free to ask questions!

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