Last week was the first of the 2015 Pond Hockey Season! So I took a few minutes of some video footage… I shot this at 120 fps with the iphone 5s… So I can ramp it up and slow it down when needed… cool effect and super super smooth! Ryan Pizzo killing it as usual! More coming soon check out the video below! I hope to get more footage soon!
Went to the local pond last night… yes the lights on, skates on! The ice was a bit chunky but still hey free ice time! Felt great to be out on the ice at around 9pm. Just the sounds of your skates scraping the ice and the cars passing by… No shooting just stick handling… The puck was hardly visible. It also forced you too keep your head up due to the fallen tree branches and cracks in the ice… but hockey is hockey! more on this soon…
Look I get it… the rink is frozen… I’ve seen skate marks but the gate still remains locked… The reason why I say “i get it” because the township workers have better things to do than to patrol the local ice rink to see if some old dude that wakes up at the crack of dawn wants to get some free ice time! Still I sure wish it was open! The ice was thin and the ground is cold making the ice easy to freeze! Here is another photo below of Greystone rink or aka Central Park of Morris County ice rink frozen over! First time of the year 2014 and 2015 winter!
But all wasn’t lost! I went over to rink #2 and found a frozen patch of ice… took some shots off it… I posted the video on Vine and #boom the damn video went viral! I guess no one has ever seen someone shoot off a frozen puddle of water lol! still great stuff and my first real “viral” video on vine see video below
Again I am in complete shock… this one might be one of those viral videos that could make or break someone… or not lol! Happy Hockey New Year everyone!
I have some other videos in the work… but really felt like going back to what I enjoy the most… just taking some hockey snipes and some much needed off ice training and practice… It feels good to just relax and shoot and enjoy myself… Great times and fall is upon us… it feels great and the cool air is welcomed! hope you all enjoy this season
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I know what you are all thinking… “What the Hell?” but hear me out… Ever heard of the Gordie Howe Hat trick? A Goal, Assist and a Fight! Well in the beer league us old guys play… the league really doesn’t except fighting… I mean hell we aren’t even allowed to check… I came up with a new “Beer League” hat trick… Score a goal… add an assist… and draw a penalty… I am still on the fence if taking a penalty counts but hell why not… these aren’t “set in stone” rules here…
Why do I bring this up? Well I got a call around 7:30 last night from my Good friend Dave… Yes, the Dave that coined the phrase “Hockey is Hockey” Dave… He asked me to come play ice hockey last night as a sub… He was subbing in as a goalie and said they only had 5 players playing and needed help… I decided to go… the game started a 10:30pm and still needed to put my little ones to bed… With all that said… I got to the game and we had a total of 7 guys… so that only left us with two guys on the bench. Dave was awesome in goal for the first two periods… I don’t know what the shot totals where but he made some amazing saves… we led the game 4-1 after the 2nd… In the 1st I recorded my first in game Saucer pass with the Bauer APX2 over a defenders stick to an open man… He passed it to another guy that put it in the net… We led 2-0 at that point… Another goal when in for us to make it 3-0 and late in the 2nd period I picked the defense mans pocket and got a break away and pop the puck Upper Corner past the goalie to make it 4-0… we where rolling but fatigue was starting to set in…
Remember we only had 2 guys on the bench and they had a full line change on their bench… their guys seemed a lot younger too but everyone looks younger to me lol… by the 3rd period the wheels fell off and we lost the game 4-6 (their last goal was an empty netter) None of these guys play along side each other before seeing it was the first night… so all and all we did pretty well together as a team… They already asked me back to be a sub or to play full time… that is still to be determined…
It was also the first time I was using my Bauer APX2 87 flex with Ovechkin P08 Curve … The stick did really well… it felt like a feather in my hand… I also noticed I can really snap off a hard shot really much quicker than my Bauer Total One… probably due to the fact that the APX2 is a really low kick point and gives you a lot more response then the Mid Flex of the total one! A full review on this stick soon… but right now I am really enjoying this stick and really makes a big difference…
Another thing I tried out new last night… Yeah it wasn’t just a game last nite… it seem like a testing ground… Was the new ProFormance Wax system for your hockey blade… I didn’t read the directions (seriously ain’t no body got time for that) but it seems to me that you add the “Base” wax first …. which goes on easy and thin.. Thin is key right here… but I’ll get more to that in a bit… then add the “Grip” to your liking… which goes on thin as well… it also smells amazing!
Well now it is to the “Thin” part… I’ve used hockey waxes before and it feels a lot more like Surfing Wax then hockey blade wax… This stuff goes on very thin… and when I mean thin.. it doesn’t add any weight (or at least it doesn’t feel like it does) to your already high performance hockey stick… but it lasts for a full game… Hell it still lasts well after a full game… it works really well and really stoked to have found a product like this… for more info and where to buy Click here
So WOW I really didn’t know where this blog post was going but damn… I might have to separate some of this stuff because it went from hockey recap to a hockey stick review to a blade wax review lol… well i hope it kept your attention and thanks everyone for the support!
Nothing major here just having fun… a few nice ones but I couldn’t put any past this goalie in this shoot out or breakaways… it was fun that the goalie stayed a bit. I never get to many breakaways in the game so it is always nice to practice… he made a great save on my last shot of the day… I was aiming upper corner but he snagged my slap shot out of the air… lots of fun hope we have more soon… See video below
Don’t Practice until you get it right…. Practice until you can’t get it wrong. These are great words to live by not just for hockey but for anything you do… become a master of what you love to do… and remember practicing hockey is a ton of fun… Doesn’t feel like practice to me… enjoy your hockey!
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