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06-22-2008, 07:10 PM
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Ice-puck simulation at home

You cannot always be at the rink, so I try to work on some things at home alone.

I can't always get the right puck simulation that I need. Ball trainers for stickhandling don't help, street hockey pucks are a joke, and Tape2Tape is very expensive.

Do you have any ideas for me HF?

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06-22-2008, 07:27 PM
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You cannot always be at the rink, so I try to work on some things at home alone.

I can't always get the right puck simulation that I need. Ball trainers for stickhandling don't help, street hockey pucks are a joke, and Tape2Tape is very expensive.

Do you have any ideas for me HF?
Which ball-trainers have you tried?

I've heard these are pretty good
http://www.smarthockey.com/prod_balls.php

Also, you can get surfaces that simulate ice, like a 4x4 skid and use that. Lots of hockey camps use that.

It also depends on what you want to do?

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06-22-2008, 07:49 PM
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Honestly, a simple sheet of plywood can work. It's not exactly ice but it's a smooth surface you can shoot a real puck off of. That's probably better that trying to use some sort of imitation puck.

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Find a plastic manufacturer close to your City/Town and ask them for a piece (4' x 4') of high density plastic.

Great for stick handling and shooting off.



pm me if you have any questions.

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ahh yes, I heard about something easily made that is supposedly "better" than Tape2Tape.
HDME plastic sprayed with silicone, there is a youtube video incase anyone is interested, just search "hockey skill pad"

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Find a plastic manufacturer close to your City/Town and ask them for a piece (4' x 4') of high density plastic.

Great for stick handling and shooting off.



pm me if you have any questions.
great for shooting off huh?

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dirty mind bcnuck...

anyways I think I'm going to beg my mom to go to the hardware store tonight. ill let you guys know how it works out.

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great for shooting off huh?
Indeed. I will show you...

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anyways I think I'm going to beg my mom to go to the hardware store tonight. ill let you guys know how it works out.

Good luck, let us know and post some pictures.

Of course growing up our basement wasn't finished, so I would just practise down there...holes everywhere! In the summer, I used the garage for practice...and of course sometimes the garage door. Boy oh boy...that poor garage door.


Check this out~



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The kind of plastic they use for sideboards at rinks is really good to practice stickhandling and shooting on. But yeah go to a hardware store and I'm sure you can find something that works.

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any idea what they were shooting off of in that bauer video?

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any idea what they were shooting off of in that bauer video?
To me it looks like plywood, I could be wrong.

Here, have a look-see.


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www.nikebauer.com

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- Staals
- Staals at play

There you will see a still photo of them in the barn, it's definately plywood. Keep in mind that they're only shooting off it, not practising stick handling.


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That bauer Video was very interesting. Looks like fun!

I have a Dad in my program that went out and bought a used "Refrigerator" and placed it in the garage for his son who is 6 years old. The kids spend serious time in the garage, putting holes in the thing.

The little 6 year old is a defensemen who just barely comes up to my waist and he is launching shots in the air from the blue line.

Why not go to the junk yard and pick up something to destroy.

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That bauer Video was very interesting. Looks like fun!

I have a Dad in my program that went out and bought a used "Refrigerator" and placed it in the garage for his son who is 6 years old. The kids spend serious time in the garage, putting holes in the thing.

The little 6 year old is a defensemen who just barely comes up to my waist and he is launching shots in the air from the blue line.

Why not go to the junk yard and pick up something to destroy.

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That's funny.

My buddies and I once picked up a dryer from someones garbage and used it as a make-shift goalie for street hockey. Good times.

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Go to home depot and get a 4' x 8 sheet of 1/4" melamine. Its that stuf thats super shiney on one side and looks like cardboard or straw on the back. Its cheap and im positive it will simulate ice pretty well, add saw dust to reduce friction.

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Haha they all laugh at Marc for missing every wrist shot

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Haha they all laugh at Marc for missing every wrist shot
He's a defensemen! Slapshots should be his specialty!

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He's a defensemen! Slapshots should be his specialty!
Actually as a defenseman a wrist shot should be his specialty, considering 9/10 shots during a game by a dman will be a wrist shot.

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I'm getting the plastic tonight, can't wait to set it up! I'll post pics if I can..

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Actually as a defenseman a wrist shot should be his specialty, considering 9/10 shots during a game by a dman will be a wrist shot.
Have you ever tried scoring on an NHL goalie from 60ft out with a wristshot...
Maybe you use a wrist shot more to clear the puck but 90% of shots taken on net are not wrist shots.

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Have you ever tried scoring on an NHL goalie from 60ft out with a wristshot...
Maybe you use a wrist shot more to clear the puck but 90% of shots taken on net are not wrist shots.
I guess you don't actually pay attention during a game do you?
It's a hell of alot faster to get off a wrist shot than wind up and take a slap shot. Wrist shots actually are more accurate for just getting on net.
And if you're taking a wrist shot 60 ft from the goalie and TRYING to score, then your team is doing something wrong. 99% of the time they aren't shooting to score. They're shooting to get PUCKS ON NET.

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I guess you don't actually pay attention during a game do you?
It's a hell of alot faster to get off a wrist shot than wind up and take a slap shot. Wrist shots actually are more accurate for just getting on net.
And if you're taking a wrist shot 60 ft from the goalie and TRYING to score, then your team is doing something wrong. 99% of the time they aren't shooting to score. They're shooting to get PUCKS ON NET.
I'm gonna ignore the rediculous hyperboles and just say that when your takeing a shot from the point a clapper is as if not more useful in different scenarios. Obviously it's faster to get off a wrist shot but it's also much weaker. You may be more likely to thread the puck into the top echelions of the net but even a perfect shot should be stopped by most goalies. And a slapshot though less acurate can still be directed onto the net effectively most of the time and the goalie will have a way harder time controlling a 100mph slapshot rebound then a wrist shot from the same distance.

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I just got some plexiglass and broke in last night. It was a bit "sticky" at first but after some puck dust built up on it, it is really close to ice now. I spent about 1/2 hour 45 minutes just shooting at the net in my driveway. What great stress relief.

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I just got some plexiglass and broke in last night. It was a bit "sticky" at first but after some puck dust built up on it, it is really close to ice now. I spent about 1/2 hour 45 minutes just shooting at the net in my driveway. What great stress relief.
I'll bet it was acrylic and not plexi, plexi is pretty durable while acrylic is quite brittle.

High Density Plastic is the way to go. You know the stuff they use for cutting boards at Subway...that, only with the smooth finish and not the pebbled.

Or of course, like the Staal brothers.

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Right now I've just been shooting off cement onto our wooden fence (no wonder why my shot is bad). I can't wait to get this set up and see if my shot really is horrible.

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I shoot off of one of the plastic mats for computer chairs to make t hem move easier and I shoot onto my old bed that I taped the dimensions of a net onto. But I do have some major holes from shots that have gone awry.

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