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06-15-2012, 01:44 AM
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Playing on Asphalt

I was wondering what everyone thinks is the best stick and the best type of puck (not ball) to use while playing street hockey on asphalt. Sticks seem to wear down pretty decently fast, so I was hoping there was something out there that was more durable. Pucks obviously are going to flip over quite a bit on asphalt, but some are definitely better than others. Anyone have any recommendations on either that you can still buy nowadays?

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Wood stick with an ABS blade. Most stick companies have one or two models. It will wear down (not as fast as wood) but it won't get frayed and still slides pretty good one rough surfaces. And they are inexpensive.

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another vote for ABS here... ccm crossover blades

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ABS blades are the way to go for sure. As for pucks, I haven't played roller or street hockey in several years but the heavier pucks that have the white plastic-like nubs around the perimeter will do kinda-sorta ok if the asphalt is smooth.

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Roller picks will most likely flip all over the place on asphalt. Only green biscuits have been stable for me on rough lands, and that's not really a game puck.

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There are not any pucks that works really well on concrete other than the green biscuit as Wilch said and that puck is not meant to be shot.

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You could shoot it, but I heard if you hit a few posts hard and it'll crack open. You could use it as a game puck if you're rich I suppose?

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We used the green biscuit for games too, and they held up well. Not any of the so called outdoor pucks work half as good. Actually the only reason we needed to buy new ones is that they kind of wear away as in they get thinner and thinner as the asphalt eats them up.

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The ProPuck is probably the only one out there that might work. It has thicker pegs than most of the other companies, but it also has a lower profile. It will still get up on end, but any puck will.

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Yeah, pro puck is definitely the way to go.

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Any good training pucks ? And their cost ?

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Any good training pucks ? And their cost ?
Do a search for 'Green Biscuit', $14.99 and worth twice that easily.

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Do a search for 'Green Biscuit', $14.99 and worth twice that easily.
Okay, I'll check it out.

From what I just read you can't shoot it, however I use pucks on asphalt all the time..

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I picked up a green biscuit for $8 on Total Hockey. Be sure to shop around.

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Yeah, pro puck is definitely the way to go.
That is an awesome puck. It slides really well.

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I grew up playing on asphalt. The league I was in used electrical tape for pucks. It ws a certain size roll for sure. Wrapped a piece of white medical tape around the side of it so it could be seen. Would rub the top and bottom flat parts on the asphalt to wear down any initial stickiness on a new roll of tape. It sounds retarded but it worked really well.

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We used the green biscuit for games too, and they held up well. Not any of the so called outdoor pucks work half as good. Actually the only reason we needed to buy new ones is that they kind of wear away as in they get thinner and thinner as the asphalt eats them up.
They will work but if you take a decent shot off an unprotected part of your body it will kill as it is very heavy plastic. Also I've seen one shatter off a post when someone took a heavy clapper with it. If you keep your shots down (assuming everyone is wearing shins) and don't take slap shots it will work fine, but for safety reasons I would never recommend it.

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They will work but if you take a decent shot off an unprotected part of your body it will kill as it is very heavy plastic. Also I've seen one shatter off a post when someone took a heavy clapper with it. If you keep your shots down (assuming everyone is wearing shins) and don't take slap shots it will work fine, but for safety reasons I would never recommend it.
I got nailed by a Mylec hockey ball before and I thought that was painful.

Can only imagine what it'd be like to get hit by a green biscuit

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I got nailed by a Mylec hockey ball before and I thought that was painful.

Can only imagine what it'd be like to get hit by a green biscuit
I know what you mean. This spring I took a Mylec hockey ball slapper off the thigh and it was an instant egg. It then bruised almost my entire thigh and it was black. It took about a month to go away completely.

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I know what you mean. This spring I took a Mylec hockey ball slapper off the thigh and it was an instant egg. It then bruised almost my entire thigh and it was black. It took about a month to go away completely.
They're soft balls compared to the D-Gel ones... But man are they ever impactful...

At the CBC playon I took a shot of the thigh, it was a hard shot but not the hardest I've ever taken, left a pretty big bruise..

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They will work but if you take a decent shot off an unprotected part of your body it will kill as it is very heavy plastic. Also I've seen one shatter off a post when someone took a heavy clapper with it. If you keep your shots down (assuming everyone is wearing shins) and don't take slap shots it will work fine, but for safety reasons I would never recommend it.
Where I play my asphalt games everyone plays with shinguards, most have a girdle. Some do not wear gloves (I don't get this, but meh). I got hit with all kinds of pucks, where there wasn't any protection, and yeah, it hurts, but it's part of hockey. Yes, I know that the GB can break, what I am saying is that we did not break one, they just went too thin. On that note we thrown out a lot of the Propucks proposed here, because one of their pads fall off, and they were unusable from then on.

On a sportcourt I would not use a GB for a game, but on asphalt, with good players that is my first choice.

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