In this video, you will learn about how to maximize your off ice training with the HockeyShot Slide Board Pro. Not only are you introduced to the product but you will learn how to develop excellent skating form and see some variations on drills to improve your performance. The basic function of the Slide Board is to work on the side to side skating motion and improve your skating form and strength without ice.
First, the features of the HockeyShot Slide Board Pro are examined. The product is fully assembled and you are shown both the top and bottom of the adjustable stoppers and how they prevent the slide board from moving. Then various drills are demonstrated showing how you can maximize your use of this product not just for skating but for a wide variety of exercises and skills training.
If all you could do with the Slide Board was work on your side to side motion for skating, you would get bored pretty quickly. Add a twenty pound medicine ball to your routine to strengthen your muscles while working on the side to side skating motion. Also, you can try some of the non-skating exercises illustrated in this video to enhance your workouts such as those used by mountain climbers to improve your leg strength, flexibility, core and get a great cardio workout at the same time. In fact, some of the exercises shown were from working with Gary Roberts and Steven Stamkos!
By adding a shooting pad to the HockeyShot Slide Board Pro, you can work on your side to side skating while stickhandling a Green Biscuit to allow you to both focus upon your skating technique and puck handling skills together. Remember to always keep your head up.
- Smooth plastic surface measuring 22 inches in width
- Available in 8 and 10 foot lengths
- Comes with two adjustable stoppers
- The stoppers are padded with thick foam for ease of pushing off
- The stoppers have handles for non-skating exercises
- Heavy, angled rubber bottoms on the stoppers to hold the slideboard in place
- Two booties to slide over your shoes