Stick handling fun with potential to be quiet in house. I’m constantly practicing my stick handling indoors, but that requires nobody else around because it sound obnoxious. I was weary of them being ball shaped and not flat, mostly because I want to simulate the real thing. Surprisingly I barely notice they are balls. And added plus, I can do this on the carpet without annoying anyone with the clacker sounds of puck on hardwood. Weight is great and I’m having a blast with them.
These are solid wood balls, 2 inch diameter. They work as advertised for stickhandling practice. I use them indoors on carpet and see how long I can handle while looking up. They are lighter than a hockey puck, but I’m sure by design as if you get the feel for these lighter balls, than a puck will be even easier. 5 is a good number for the price so if you lose them you have plenty of back-up. Now that I have these I just need to use them (-: Practice practice practice.
These are very nice balls!They are not perfectly spherical, but they are Very Close. There may be a very small flat spot on some balls at the point where the lathe was attached.The grain is tight and consistent.They are durable and solid feeling while remaining lightweight.The wood is finely sanded, unfinished, and perfectly smooth. They are ready for paint or sealant.These are high quality, 2 inch wooden balls that are fantastic for hockey, woodworking, or art projects.I wood recommend them!
My son has been playing hockey for over ten years. We’ve gone through our share of wood balls. First thing I noticed was that these were lighter than other ones I’ve gotten him. He said the same thing. This makes stick handling a little harder than he’s used too, but it’s also a positive he thinks as he has to work harder now.
My son loves this stickhandling trainer!
Its very durable and he can practice on ice and off ice as well. It is easy to fold and it is not moving during training when a puck hits it.
This stickhandling tool is rather well built and seems to be pretty durable. It will do what it is designed to do well, and seems like it will take a beating from inadvertant smacks with the stick without much issue. For me personally, I think I would prefer that it have a little more weight to it so that doesn’t lose whatever shape you configure it to when you actually do hit it instead of the puck or ball or whatever you are training with, but that is personal preference and I imagine some people would prefer it lighter. Then again, once I use it enough to where my stickhandling is that much better, I will likely be making LESS contact with the training aid, so maybe that is the point…
Anyways, overall I think it is a good solid product that is well made and you can’t do much better for the price point
We’re a hockey family. We’ve got three hockey players that all will put this to good use and I love the concept. Its portable, it folds up easy and you can throw it in your bag and take it on the go to warm-up or use during open-ice sessions. I also love that it can be used in multiple configurations (a straight line, Zig-Zag, C-Shape, etc.).
My son was super excited and had it unboxed and on the ground within 30 seconds and started playing. I’m sure it will get better with time, but as you can see, it moves every time its touched. I first thought to secure it to a sheet of synthetic ice that we have, but after looking at the bottom of the trainer theres no real easy way to do that… and that would make it far less portable.
Its definitely a good value, as I have seen similar trainers going for $160+ and the on-the-go factor is a plus. I just wish it had some more weight to it. Maybe I will figure out a way to weigh it down or secure it.
I was skeptical of the quality being as the price point seemed to good to be true.
Not the case, it’s high quality, nice collapse and easy to position in any format you’d like set up. The pieces are solid wood and lacquered. Not particle board or chip wood. It’s got enough weight to it from knocking around accidentally (to a degree). This Is completely legit and a score (not pun intended). Im using it on hardwood and it doesn’t scratch the surface. Can’t say that about the practice puck, but so far it’s been ok indoors. Of course outside is preferable to just about everyone in the house. You can do a ton of drills with just the one piece though I think I’m going to pick up a couple mored for a larger course. Highly Recommend