HockeyShot has introduced their Dryland Flooring Tiles - Allstar Edition. Offering hockey players at all levels an off-ice training outlet to hone their craft without the hassle of having to worry about rink expenditures and time—or, for those extra tenacious and devoted parents, putting together a backyard patch of ice for that matter.

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From the comfort of your driveway, garage or basement (this is when those unfinished basements come in handy), you can concentrate on various aspects of off-ice hockey training on a surface that mimics the feel of the ice in terms of both smoothness and its slick texture while stick-handling and passing the puck.

If you are looking to improve your stickhandling, shooting or passing, ANY Flooring Tiles from HockeyShot are the perfect solution, providing a similar gliding sensation to that which is found on a fresh sheet of ice, as you weave your magic with a hockey stick or burst forward explosively.

John Tavares, captain of the NHL's New York Islanders, echoes these sentiments by stating: "I'm always looking for an edge to my game. HockeyShot Products, like the Flooring Tiles, are great to help keep my puck-handling and shooting sharp during the summer. All of their products help me to prepare better for next season."

Building on their success from the original Flooring Tiles, HockeyShot has instilled a few upgrades in the off-ice allstar product, namely by enlarging the surface size and making the tiles thinner, which, in turn, increases the flexibility and adaptability provided, particularly on uneven platforms such as backyards for optimal off-ice hockey training.

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That same fluid texture found on HockeyShot's previously-formed tiles has returned, taking it to another level with its newest formula that increases the sleekness without sacrificing its ability to stave off hindering light reflections and the wear and tear of scratches.

Weather obstacles are another element that the preferred off-ice hockey training Dryland Flooring Tiles can overcome, thanks in large part to the UV protection and weather-proofing treatment instilled into each tile. They are more than capable of withstanding the blistering heat or the freezing cold; however, it should be noted that the tiles would be better suited for indoor storage to avoid lengthy sun exposure that could ultimately lessen the longevity of them.

As for assembling the tiles themselves and any concerns related to it, fear not; the convenient clipping system ensures that the task will be simple and hassle-free. Think of it along the same lines as an IKEA project (but much faster), except for home hockey purposes rather than home furnishings.

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When you have completed your training, and exhausted yourself for the day, dismembering the tiles is similarly convenient, as they come apart without having to apply extensive force. Indeed, the only obstacle will likely be finding a logical reason to disassemble the tiles, unless of course you discover that it has become an overwhelming addiction in its usage.

Do not be fooled though; the tiles are remarkably durable, so much so that they can be pinned beneath a car and the only consequence would perhaps be in the form of a skid mark. Sorry parents, but you will have to find another method to pry your children away from HockeyShot Flooring Tiles. While your friends might be looking forward to a summer filled with leisure and relaxation, you can get an edge on your competition, starting with the recommended 20 tiles in a box purchase to get going.

After that, the possibilities are endless and how far you wish to expand your self-improving hockey operation is entirely in your hands. Additional off-ice hockey training features such as Puck Stoppers, which act as miniature boards to keep the space confined and those pucks from wobbling elsewhere, and the Speed Deke Trainers, specifically designed for stick-handling drills, are just a couple of the exciting add-ons available.

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"I have always been a big fan of shooting pucks during the summer. HockeyShot products took it to another level. Now, I'm not only shooting pucks; I can deke, pass, sauce and practice one-timers. Allstar tiles are amazingly slick and you just can't get any closer to the real-ice feeling. Overall, the products are a lot of fun and help preparing me for on-ice situations," said Aleksander Barkov, shootout specialist for the Florida Panthers.

Although endorsements from the elite players such as Tavares and Barkov are re-assuring, one should not feel that HockeyShot Flooring Tiles are merely intended for only those who compete in league action; on the contrary, they can be enjoyed by others who partake in the sport on a semi-regular basis.

HockeyShot's Dryland Flooring Tiles are also a viable product for the youth who are considering starting hockey activities or are worried about keeping their bearings while skating on the ice initially.

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"Combining AllStar Tiles, Puck Stopper Edging and Slide Board Booties works great when you want to work on your strides to improve your leg muscles. Skating will never be so easy," said Alexei Yashin, former captain of the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders.

Each tile measures 18" x 18" and 7/16" thickness, all for the affordable price of $11.95 USD. To put that into context: a few hours on an ice rink will prove more costly than the 20 tiles which can jump-start your development or enhance it.

At that price, the only questions that should enter the minds of customers is how many of HockeyShot's Dryland Flooring Tiles they will purchase at the first checkout and whether or not they can refrain from buying an abundance of them in the weeks that follow.