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10-26-2009, 03:59 PM
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15 minutes EVERY day in the garage with golf ball, weighted puck and tennis ball while wearing http://www.hockeyshot.com/Heads_Up_S...ng-aid-002.htm will get your there.

$35 total outlay.

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10-26-2009, 07:11 PM
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15 minutes EVERY day in the garage with golf ball, weighted puck and tennis ball while wearing http://www.hockeyshot.com/Heads_Up_S...ng-aid-002.htm will get your there.

$35 total outlay.
HAHAHA....that brutal

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10-27-2009, 08:55 AM
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HAHAHA....that brutal
Wow, can only imagine the neck pain associated with that thing!

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300$ is obscene! You need to keep your head up.....5 bucks for a golfball, and a piece of plywood, and keep your head up! Even at 200 bucks, that is absolutely outrageous.

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10-27-2009, 10:25 AM
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Oh, and a good thing we used to do waaaay back when we were little, we would tape pucks to the blade of the stick(4 of them, side by side), and practice stickhandling with it. It made the stick alot heavier, and built arm/wrist muscles up incredibly. I still know a guy, who takes the warm-up at our games with a stick like that, then when the game starts, he switches to his normal one, and he says he can fly with the stickhandling. Don;t really believe that, but to each his own!

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Oh, and a good thing we used to do waaaay back when we were little, we would tape pucks to the blade of the stick(4 of them, side by side), and practice stickhandling with it. It made the stick alot heavier, and built arm/wrist muscles up incredibly. I still know a guy, who takes the warm-up at our games with a stick like that, then when the game starts, he switches to his normal one, and he says he can fly with the stickhandling. Don;t really believe that, but to each his own!
I remember doing that. When i was like 9 i got one of those velcro leg weights and strapped it.

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10-30-2009, 10:03 PM
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http://www.hockeyshot.com/Complete_S...weight-001.htm

This one is pretty nice because it allows you to remove weights if your kid is learning.

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http://www.hockeyshot.com/Complete_S...weight-001.htm

This one is pretty nice because it allows you to remove weights if your kid is learning.
Thats pretty much what i had as a kid.

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10-30-2009, 10:50 PM
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I knew a guy years ago who had a puck made out of steel, I think it was stainless steel. He would practice with that all the time and coincidentally he was a good stick handler.

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I remember doing that. When i was like 9 i got one of those velcro leg weights and strapped it.
Just use an old fashioned WOOD STICK lmao. I keed I keed.

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I knew a guy years ago who had a puck made out of steel, I think it was stainless steel. He would practice with that all the time and coincidentally he was a good stick handler.



Just use an old fashioned WOOD STICK lmao. I keed I keed.
All we had back when i was a kid was woodies


Makes you think about how times have changed

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10-30-2009, 11:00 PM
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http://www.hockeyshot.com/Complete_S...weight-001.htm

This one is pretty nice because it allows you to remove weights if your kid is learning.
I really wish I stole the Complete Shot I was given for practice at a summer camp 7 or 8 years ago. Handy device.

I just stick to a golfball mostly. Obviously I can't replicate my golfball reverse toe-drags on the ice but it has made my hands quicker and softer.

Hell I just find relaxing and not rushing to be the best thing for puck handling.

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All we had back when i was a kid was woodies


Makes you think about how times have changed
Today's sticks are just so damned light it is crazy. I'm using 2 Bauer One55s and 2 Harrow top end shafts that were about $100 each and are lighter than the Bauer cheapies.

My poinbt being that even the cheaper heavier bauer composites are way lighter than my good wood sticks. I still have a couple of Montreal woodies which were one of my fave sticks before i couldn't find them anymore and eventually just switched to compos anyway.

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10-31-2009, 08:53 PM
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If that's the case, this looks like it helps them keep their head up at all times while practicing, unlike home made drills.
Exactly. When I was in high school I was notorious for keeping my head down. And it wasnt that I didnt have any good stickhandling ability. In fact I was one of the better stickhandling players on my team. It was something I loved to practice, but never practiced with my head up. The last couple years I have been practicing with my head up and after a while of some ****** puck control I have become quite good at it. But Id imagine if i was doing it as a kid I would be a lot better at it. I support this idea, just not the price for it...

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11-01-2009, 08:02 PM
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I think a flashcard system with a partner or parent would be as efficient. A card with something like top-left, top-right etc.

You could also mark the cards with tips or additional tricks like, Left Foot only or something.

Improve reading skills too

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11-01-2009, 11:13 PM
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Time's are changing man - kids need alot more to keep their attention than a golf ball on the ground.
Ive been using a golf ball everyday in my garage for the past 10 years. I would never use anything different until the day I quit hockey.

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I used a pvc pipe on the bottom hand while stickhandling with a ball. It definitely helped. As to whether or not stickhandling is important or not, it's a piece to the puzzle. All good hockey players should be well rounded. Granted, some people may believe some guys in the nhl cant stickhandle at all, but its one thing to know how to stickhandle and another to do it in a game.

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11-02-2009, 08:33 AM
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Ive been using a golf ball everyday in my garage for the past 10 years. I would never use anything different until the day I quit hockey.
You're not a kid though obviously....do you think a golf ball is enough to keep their attention these days?

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You're not a kid though obviously....do you think a golf ball is enough to keep their attention these days?
Why is that an excuse to spend this kind of money? If the kid wants to get better at stick handling it doesn't matter if its this 300 dollar program, or a pack of golf balls and a chair.

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11-02-2009, 10:22 AM
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Why is that an excuse to spend this kind of money? If the kid wants to get better at stick handling it doesn't matter if its this 300 dollar program, or a pack of golf balls and a chair.
What I am getting at is most people on this site are saying "I used to..." and then rhyme off all the techniques they used as a child - which frankly are very boring and would not hold the attention span of kids today with such competition for their time as PS3 and XBOX.

I like what the company is doing - pioneering a new technology that will change the way kids train.

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I revert back to my point. If the kid wants to get better, he will train regardless of how flashy or shiny the training aid is. Adding more cost to an already insanely expensive sport is beyond idiotic.

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11-02-2009, 12:20 PM
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Yeah I don't know if TMac works for that company or what, but there's no way I'd spend 300 bucks on something like that.

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What I am getting at is most people on this site are saying "I used to..." and then rhyme off all the techniques they used as a child - which frankly are very boring and would not hold the attention span of kids today with such competition for their time as PS3 and XBOX.

I like what the company is doing - pioneering a new technology that will change the way kids train.
I respectfully disagree. You only have to go to any rink during a youth game, and you'll see kids waiting for their brother or sister's game to end, or waiting for their own game to start, stickhandling a golf ball. The company may have a new way to train, and it would likely hold a kid's attention for a longer period of time - at least for a while. but the kids who really woulod play it for longer periods of time are the same kids who reaelly want to improve, and would be just as happy with a golf ball in the garage. Less interested kids might play it for a while, but it would soon end up on their shelf next to last year's XBox games...

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Whoever said tmac works for that company or gets some commission must be right cause I think he is the only one that actually thinks that is a good idea.

As far as competing with video games tmac, have you actually watched the demo video of that? Stickhandling and looking at pucks explode on a laptop screen is not going to hold anyones attention any more than a golf ball and a chair would realistically. It looks boring to me and apparently to everyone else as well.

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Not a company man here folks, just someone who likes to argue when I think I am right.

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I think practicing any aspect of hockey has the same fun factor as it did when we were kids.

Fail to see how that has changed much.

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