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06-10-2012, 05:41 PM
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Pond hockey?

A friend of mine recruited me to play on a team for the Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tournament in Wisconson. I've been playing beer league for a few years now, but have never played pond hockey. I've seen the videos, and it looks like a lot of fun, but these tiny nets an no boards, I have the feeling, I'm gonn be sailing the puck out of play a lot.

Anyone have experience with this they'd like to share.
What is the ice like, can I expect the puck to skip round a lot?

What is the deal with carrying your skates on a plane, there is no way I want to put skates in checked luggage.

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I believe skate blades are considered sharp and dangerous object, that's why they won't allow you to bring them in the cabin.

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06-10-2012, 07:33 PM
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That tourny always seemed lame to me because of the lack of real nets and real boards - pretty much the lack of actual rinks, lol. Although, I know a couple of guys who went last year and they said they had a blast just being there, so, I'm sure it's fun in general, but the hockey part must be a little lame.

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