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Differences in hockey surfaces (roller hockey)

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03-19-2012, 03:36 PM
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Differences in hockey surfaces (roller hockey)

Just getting into hockey,

was wondering if a wrister is harder or easier to do on a concrete rink (smooth concrete) vs. the type of surface they use at indoor inline rinks?

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Even smooth concrete can have its lumps. As long as you have a smooth area to shoot on, your shot shouldn't be compromised much if at all.

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varying roller surfaces have very little to no effect with respect to shooting ability. it mostly affects skating.

the only way the surface affects shooting is if you take a bunch of slapshots... your stick blade will be taking lots of abuse and therefore not last as long.

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thanks for the responses!

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Just getting into hockey,

was wondering if a wrister is harder or easier to do on a concrete rink (smooth concrete) vs. the type of surface they use at indoor inline rinks?

I tried to search for this on the forum but came up empty, feel free to delete if this has been asked before.
I think there is a difference. If you load the stick (which you should do to shoot properly) it is MUCH easier on rougher surfaces as the blade will not silde as easily. I shot thousands of pucks from a shooting pad, and even though the mechanics are the same I had some adjustment necessary to transfer the skill to ice. On the reverse, if I play roller once in a while I realize that I can load the stick much easier than on the ice.

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