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Making your own surface for stickhandling with a puck.. thoughts?

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09-09-2011, 04:20 PM
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Making your own surface for stickhandling with a puck.. thoughts?

So I've been thinking of making my own 'tape to tape' type system, a 4x8 platform or something. Not sure what surface would be best to simulate 'simulated ice'.

I was thinking Acrylic may work, not sure though.

Anyone have any ideas? I know there was threads about this before but I searched and can't find anything, must not be using the right words.

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HDPE (High Density Polystyrene) is something I've heard being used. Anyone used it? And how expensive?

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Check out hockeyshot.com for pre-made units. They have a 4x8 sheet with or without puck rebounder that works well. They also have a big 4.5x10 sheet for stickhandling/shooting. Some have made their own with a Thrifty white board (lowes) and some basic bungee cords.

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I just used an acrylic light fixture cover and sprayed it with silicon spray. The problem was that it's quite delicate and chipped easy but I can still use it. Some sort of thicker acrylic surface with silicon spray is what I'd suggest. Or a white board with silicon spray, as mentioned.

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HDPE (High Density Polystyrene) is something I've heard being used. Anyone used it? And how expensive?
It's very expensive, generally not much cheaper at all than the pre-made boards. The thrifty whiteboards discussed in these threads are much cheaper though.

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you're going to think I'm nuts, but I had a piece of old wall paneling laying around. I sprayed it with pledge and it works just fine for a shooting mat. Cost was $0. Stickhandling is "OK" with a regular puck, but a green biscuit or stickhandling ball works great. Anyway, see what you or someone else has laying around.

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Thrifty whiteboard is what I used

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I made a stickhandling/shooting surface and a rebounder for my little brother recently.

All you need is a piece of melamine(sp?) wood, and a lubricant like JiffyLoo. Spray the wood and it slides just like ice.

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My friend works for a large company and gets large metal signs, almost like street signs, tapes them together with duct tape on the bottom, and sprays some silicone spray on top.

While I wait for mine I use a green biscuit on concrete.

Maybe I'll check Lowes or Home Depot for this thrifty white board?

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i have an acrylic board, works good, can use black pucks on it,

also heard white board works well too (alot cheaper than acrylic, a 4x8 acrylic is over 100, a 4x8 of whiteboard under 20) and just spray it with a product like jiffy lube (silicon spray)

as far as a rebounder, i made one out of 2x4, i bough a bicycle tire tube, i seen what the tube would streach out too, and cut a board to that length, then i made to little legs for it and put some 45 degree braces on it, works great, i have a old car battery on top of it to keep it in place

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i have an acrylic board, works good, can use black pucks on it,

also heard white board works well too (alot cheaper than acrylic, a 4x8 acrylic is over 100, a 4x8 of whiteboard under 20) and just spray it with a product like jiffy lube (silicon spray)

as far as a rebounder, i made one out of 2x4, i bough a bicycle tire tube, i seen what the tube would streach out too, and cut a board to that length, then i made to little legs for it and put some 45 degree braces on it, works great, i have a old car battery on top of it to keep it in place
Home Depot/Lowes sells the white board material in various sizes for pretty cheap. I just use an armor all wipe real quick before stickhandling/shooting.

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If you find a local plastics supplier HDPE is not too expensive. I think 4x8 1/8 inch thick was around $35.

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