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10-08-2012, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by opivy View Post
I had a HUGE improvement this year by getting a balance board - I just used some PVC and a plank - started with smaller PVC and worked my way up in size, just stick handle while balancing. It is good for simulating your height when on skates (so that you get used to your stick at the right distance) and just gives you overall better hands, you'll find that you're stickhandling in odd spaces quite often.
Good to know. I just sprained my MCL playing volleyball and have read that balance boards are good for strengthening one's knees. I can kill two birds with one stone.

Out of curiosity, has anyone tried stickhandling while balancing on a wobble board which has a ball on the bottom instead of a linear plank? I'm curious how insanely difficult it would be to stickhandle while on one of those things.

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