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11-12-2010, 08:43 PM
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What can I get for 150$?

I'm looking to improve my game and want to know if anyone has suggestion on what to buy with 150$ ?

Looking to improve speed, shot, hands, etc..


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11-12-2010, 08:45 PM
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new stick, warrior

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11-12-2010, 09:22 PM
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I dont need equipement.. Need training aid, dvds, whatever can help improve my game. I already got a one 95.

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15 sessions of stick & puck / pick up.

Ive had success with this http://greenbiscuit.com/product.html

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15 sessions of stick & puck / pick up.
I'd have to agree with this. Scour YouTube for instructional videos and practice the stuff you see at stick time.

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Ice time and practice practice practice.

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Could you buy good skates with that money?

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11-13-2010, 03:23 AM
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stick time... or if you're serious and have already been playing awhile... a gym membership.

Equipment won't do **** for your game if you're a beginner

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Having a top end stick, doesn't mean anything.

Grab one of the those stick handling balls, and any of the hockey accessories available that you can use in the basement, or whereever you can practice off ice. I would say a net and some pucks too. Shoot insane amounts of pucks every time you can, and concentrate on technique.

$150 isn't much money to really do everything you listed.

I always say power skating is the best bang for your puck. Skating is the biggest, most important of hockey. Good luck getting into a power skating class though without spending more than that.

Working on stickhandling, hands, shot, etc. - those little things can be worked on without spending a ton of cash.

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As mentioned above. Spend that $150 on stick time/pick up, or get into a beginner league. You get better by playing the game, not buying expensive gear.

There is a wealth of free information to read/watch on how to get better at hockey.

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Hey bud, I was in the same boat as you when I was younger and I bought a hockey shooting pad and videos on how to improve my stickhandling. Those purchases helped me improve my skills big time. The shooting pad encouraged me to shoot and stickhandle more because I had good material to practice on.

I would recommend
  • Roll up shooting pad $100
  • Green Biscuit $10
  • Wooden stickhandling ball x 2 = $6
  • Weighted pucks x 5 $10

Leave some money for shipping

The roll up gives you 8 feet by 4 feet for stickhandling and shooting. Green Biscuit is awesome to use on smooth and rough surfaces, wooden stickhandling balls are dirt cheap and good for practicing quick moves, weighted pucks will improve your wrist shot a lot (also work on technique) get the Heavy weight 10 oz puck (it is orange)

You can see reviews for most of those products on my site How to Hockey and another site I am working on Hockey Review HQ

Also if you use this coupon HOWHCKY001 on Hockeyshot.com you will save $10 (plus they have a Christmas special and you will get a free Green Biscuit and water bottle!)

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3 Private Lessons? I've always found my game improves tremendously with them, if you have a good instructor.

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I'm not new to hockey guys.. I'm looking to improve, not learn. Ive been playing for 4 years.

Thanks HowToHockey, already got a tape-2-tape passer but its not really useful when you have not a lot of space in your parking lot and no net

I don't think theres random pick-ups in gatineau where I live.. People rent the ice, you have to know them or eles you don't play.

Private lessons we don't have either. If we do, it cost over 200$.
I once went into a powerskating camp.. teachers had 10+ students each and I ended up learning NOTHING. We all did the same drills, no one help me out on what I needed to learn or had trouble with.


This is why i'm asking training aid, dvds, etc.. I never mentioned sticks or being new

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If you don't have a net get a net and some targets, your shooting will improve BIG TIME if you shoot on a regular basis. I'm 25 and improved my slapshot by 20 MPH in a few months just by working on technique and shooting regularly.

If you don't know anyone then start knowing people I moved to a new town, called the rink and asked the zamboni driver when guys rent the ice and which group is friendly and might need more skaters. He gave me a few time slots so I showed up, introduced myself and asked if they needed another skater, within a few weeks I knew a bunch of guys and was skating a few times a week.

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I was going to say get a One95, but you beat me to it.

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Billboard tarp off Craigslist - $25
Red & blue paint - $5
25 pucks - $25

Use the back of a billboard tarp and paint a 4x6 net and some blue targets on it. Hang it six inches off a wall or fence and shoot at it with your tape 2 tape.

Smart Hockey ball - $10
Golf ball - $1

Do the USA Hockey stickhandling drills (free online) to improve your hands.

$30 - pull-up bar
$30 - dumbbells or a kettlebell

Do the exercises over at SimpleFit.org or make up your own routine with pullups, pushups, jump squats, lunges, etc. Add some weight for a challenge.

Brett Hull DVD - $20
Robby Glantz Skating DVD - $10

Proper shooting form and skating form. Practice when the ponds freeze up or at stick and puck.

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Get this:



If you pull this through, you'll be in the best shape of your life. The program has a ton of exercise that will help your explosion, your flexibility, your balance and strenghten your core. You'll see a huge change in your speed and other parts of your game.

However, this is a serious program that request a huge dedication. I never got through it, but after 2 weeks I had already lost 7 pounds and saw a huge change from two weeks earlier.

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like others said...smarthockey ball...love that thing and will stickhandle while im watching T.V. has helped a lot...dont know of any instructional videos because i have never got one, but thats what youtube is for and you'll still have $140 so you can buy center ice as a instuctional video

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go to hockeymonkey and get a stick on closeout

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A nice hooker in AC

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11-18-2010, 05:09 PM
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I got a deal on 220 pucks for 100$

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Get a pile of pucks, a stickhandling ball, and a gym pass.

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That's a lot of pucks.

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11-18-2010, 11:22 PM
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now i only need to get a real hockey net so I can shoot 220 x 2 each day and that will get me up to 1000-1500 shots each week.

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I'm not new to hockey guys.. I'm looking to improve, not learn. Ive been playing for 4 years.

Thanks HowToHockey, already got a tape-2-tape passer but its not really useful when you have not a lot of space in your parking lot and no net

I don't think theres random pick-ups in gatineau where I live.. People rent the ice, you have to know them or eles you don't play.

Private lessons we don't have either. If we do, it cost over 200$.
I once went into a powerskating camp.. teachers had 10+ students each and I ended up learning NOTHING. We all did the same drills, no one help me out on what I needed to learn or had trouble with.


This is why i'm asking training aid, dvds, etc.. I never mentioned sticks or being new
I would get a couple inexpensive training tool like hockeytohockey suggested and check out http://hockeystrengthconditioning.com/. There's a lot of free info on dry land training.

If you combine the training aids with some good workouts a few times a week you'll improve your game for sure.

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