Essential Off-Ice Hockey Training Aids – Flooring Surfaces
A faux ice surface is the No. 1 key to off-ice training because you can practice both stickhandling and shooting-two things that are not only easy to practice off-ice but make a real difference in your game.
The slick surface of a Shooting Pad or training tiles is far superior to the friction of concrete or plywood when it comes to simulating real on-ice stick and puck action. Plus, these durable, weatherproof surfaces save you money by protecting your stick from wear and tear. A shooting surface is an important investment, so how do you know which one is right for you? It's mostly a matter of time and space. And, fortunately, you can mix and match shooting surfaces with other training tools, ensuring that nothing you invest in will be wasted.
Standard shooting pads are easy to lean against a garage wall, slide under a bed or tuck behind the sofa. They're plenty strong and durable, and yet still easy to pick up and move. The big question here is how big?
HockeyShot Shooting Pad Review
- Junior: This 24"x48", 1/8" thick, shooting pad is ideal if you’re just warming up and taking a few shots.
- Intermediate: This 28"x52", 3/16" thick, shooting pad offers more space for stickhandling drills and practicing toe drags. If you practice quite a bit, you’ll be happier with this size than the Junior size.
- Professional: This 30"x60", 3/16", shooting pad offers an extra 8" for setting up stickhandling drills, practicing slapshots and more. As with the Intermediate size, you’ll be happier with a larger pad if you practice a lot.
Hockeyshot Roll-Up Shooting pad
The HockeyShot Roll-Up Shooting Pad is the largest Shooting pad on the market today. It’s a great surface to practice off-ice shooting, passing and stickhandling. The roll-up feature makes it very easy for storage or to travel with. This Shooting pad can be used to simulate game situations and make a real difference in your game.
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HockeyShot Shooting Pad
Perfect for anyone who wants to improve their on-ice game at home, the HockeyShot Shooting Pad makes an excellent indoor and outdoor trainer. It simulates the smooth, slick feeling of the rink so you can work on passing, stickhandling and shooting.
HockeyShot All-Star Dryland Flooring Tiles
Any unused space can become a training zone with HockeyShot All-Star Dryland Flooring Tiles. These snap-together 18” by 18” tiles simulate the slickness and smoothness of the ice, and are sold individually so you only have to order what you need.