Thursday, September 17, 2009

Roller, Street and Inline Hockey Pucks And Brands

One of the most important decisions you make when buying hockey gear, is buying the right hockey pucks. Now, this all depends on what kind of hockey you will be playing. Most indoor sport court leagues require you to use a roller puck, designed specifically for the indoor surface. Some of these are light, some may be a tad heavier. The problem with roller pucks is that they tend to roll like a wheel quite a bit.

If you are playing outdoors, street hockey, you have two options. You can go with a puck or you can go with a ball. The tends to have more of a constant motion. This can be good if you like the game to be more like its on ice. The downside to using a hockey ball, is that it can be a little too easy to scoop shots into the air. They also tend to take big air every now and then on slapshots. This can get annoying if the ball frequently flies out of the rink on every single slapshot. Some good hockey ball brands I used to play with were Mylec and Franklin. The best brand I've ever used was Eastons hockey ball. It was weighted perfectly in my opinion.

Outdoor Pucks

Outdoor pucks are another option street hockey players have. We used to use Mylec and Franklin outdoor pucks the most. These were good pucks, but like the indoor roller hockey pucks, they sometimes felt to light. We used to slice a small hole in the pucks and fill them with pennies. This would give the pucks a better weight and would allow for far more control in both shots and stick handling. Hope you've enjoyed this hockey gear info on pucks.

Roller Hockey Pucks

Yeah, I know there are outdoor roller hockey pucks, but if you play indoors on a sport court, you are going to need a different kind. Usually the indoor leagues buy the official type of roller hockey pucks. They have like like a normal puck shape, but some have these 3 ball/wheels that look like something you might see on the bottom of a computer mouse. The other kind of puck has a bunch of ball like things attached to it, but they don't move and there is also holes in the center of the puck.

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