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03-17-2013, 10:48 PM
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DIY Hockey Training Tools

Every year some new thing comes out that can assist you with your hockey skills. Passing devices, white pucks for vision, slide boards, props and etc etc.

Yet any of you see some of these crazy prices? For a hockey prop for stickhandling is over $100. Yet I am sure I can make this with wood or PCP nearly as good for a fraction of the cost. FRACTION.

Any of you guys ever try to make hockey accessories or training gear out of home made supplies or something found in a simple store.

Share here. I mean the swiss wood ball, instead i found a golf ball and use that.

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Just get creative in your practice space. I like to set up obstacles to stick handle through/around. Toddler bicycles with training wheels work quite well: they have about the same footprint as a defenseman and force you to retract your stick to pull off the move. Chairs and benches can serve this purpose as well.

A bunch of pucks scattered on the ground create a nice minefield for creative stick handling.

There's really no reason to buy those expensive gimmicks.

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The only thing that I'd really recommend buying is the green biscuit and maybe the smart ball. Everything else is either not very effective or inexpensive alternatives can be made.

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I've used my Smart Hockey ball at least once a week for seven years. Worth way more than the $10 they sell for. Buy a couple, one for your house, for your hockey bag, etc.

Golf balls are also very useful but very different. The $2 wooden balls can be good too. I use all of them. I wouldn't rely on any one. I would like to get a steel ball though to keep building strength and endurance.

But with the Smart ball, set up a few pucks or go through the legs of a chair or whatever you have.

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Was the wooden.bal really made in Sweden lol...

U r all right. Jus wanna hear some shared stories on what u guys do for.hockey practice and diy stuff.

Gren biscuit just got better I hear! It can now be meant for.shooting

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Was the wooden.bal really made in Sweden lol...

U r all right. Jus wanna hear some shared stories on what u guys do for.hockey practice and diy stuff.

Gren biscuit just got better I hear! It can now be meant for.shooting
I read about it.

It's called Green Biscuit Snipe. It's more rubbery, so it can take substantially more abuse. It's only drawback is that since it's made out of a rubbery material, it doesn't slide as well as the original one.

I'm planning to order a few of those and use them exclusively for shooting.

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