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12-02-2009, 06:16 PM
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PVC ok?

im looking to make myself a little off ice training place, just to shoot pucks, ive sorta got a real problem with getting 1-timers off right, and i need to practice it off ice. anyway, quick question, do PVC goals hold up well to regular pucks? or do they crack, shatter, etc quickly?

metal goals are just so much more expensive, and frankly i can build my own PVC goal for like 20 bucks, so its not a big deal to just do that.

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Although I can not say from experience of shooting a puck at a PVC pipe...I can say from working with PVC pipe that with a decently strong shot I am pretty sure it will destroy PVC pipes.

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i do have a pretty good shot, and i do want to work on picking corners :-/

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Don't use PVC......trust me.

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I can make my PVC goal fly away with a light, orange ball. I don't know what will happen if a solid rubber puck flying at 50 km/h + will do.

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well, i guess that settles that.

Thanks guys!

any suggestions on a cheap durable metal goal?

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I've used PVC before for ball hockey. Then I used a puck. Once. Bye bye post

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any suggestions on a cheap durable metal goal?
At the Costcos in Canada (or at least in Edmonton), there are steel nets for $99. Also comes with a shooter tutor. Maybe the Costcos in the states have them too?

They're decent quality, but definitely not long-term solutions. My friend bought one two years ago. It's full of dents to the point that the posts are nearly flat-faced but it stood up to a lot of abuse over those two years.

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Ive actually got a metal one form Walmart and it holds up really well, used it for ~4 years

And no, dont use PVC

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At the Costcos in Canada (or at least in Edmonton), there are steel nets for $99. Also comes with a shooter tutor. Maybe the Costcos in the states have them too?

They're decent quality, but definitely not long-term solutions. My friend bought one two years ago. It's full of dents to the point that the posts are nearly flat-faced but it stood up to a lot of abuse over those two years.
that doesnt sound like a bad deal at all....i really want to work at picking corners...my real issue is with 1-timers, ive got a really strong shot, and i can rip slappers, but i just have a lot of trouble with 1-timers, always whiffing on them, my timing is all effed up, so i wanted to a)work on aim, b)work on one-timers with a tape2tape.


i think im gonna buy a steel goal with a shooter tutor, a large tarp so i dont screw up my garage walls, and buy a tape2tape.

anyone have any experience with setting up something like this at their home? any advice?

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You won't find squat in the USA in the big chain stores for hockey unless it is on the Canadian border area.

I was shocked I found hockey stuff at a Walmart here in Maine where I live. It was the only year they had anything and they sold nothing. I cleaned them out on the clearance stuff though with a couple of bucket of pucks from Inglasco and some CCM Tacks gloves for cheaps.

Never seen any hockey goals though.

I bought mine from a local sporting goods store for $60 because it was sun bleached and a window display.

I hope you can find a good deal for one.

here's mine, I throw it in the pickup truck and take it to outdoor rinks or ponds with friends.

When it was new on the backyardrink ...




It didn't take long to dent it up pretty good, after 2 years on the backyard rink ....


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