Green Biscuit “snipe” now shootable practice puck…

Green Biscuit Snipe” is what they are calling it.  I have the “sauce” version and I recommend now shooting it but they are claiming now that the “Snipe” version is totally shootable.  I went to Sports Plus in Whippanny, NJ and they have this awesome display right on the counter.  I didn’t test one out but I am very tempted to buy one.  They are a little more expensive that the original but If it doesn’t break and works just as good then I’m ALL IN!  For more info click here

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Larp vs Tarp… The saga continues….

Have no idea what “Larp-n” is?  Or aka Larp, Larping.  Well here is the Definition from wiki “A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters’ actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world, while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules, or determined by consensus among players. Event arrangers called gamemasters decide the setting and rules to be used and facilitate play.”

I much rather go with Hockey Tarp-n.  You?  Follow the conversation on www.facebook.com/uppercornerhockey

Brent
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Training Puck off….

Nothing like a good ole fashion Puck off!  Well training puck off that is…    From left to right of the screen we got:

8oz Fly Puck: made of really hard plastic.  Built for stick handling and added 2 oz of weight will help you build up those forearms and etc…  Can be used for shooting if you have a tarp but not recommended to shoot off of a goal or anything that could damage the puck.  Works extremely well on Dry Land flooring titles (but more on that soon)

Official 6oz Hockey Puck:  Well it is an official 6oz hockey puck… plain and simple.  Doesn’t slide the best on the dry land tiles as the rest of the plastic based pucks but shoots great off it and is obviously the most durable out of them all….

Verbero Duro Puck: Just right off the bat this puck is a “proto-type” so it is not for sale in the market yet.  Just so you are aware of that.  It is a hybrid.  It has a rubber outside feel to it with plastic sliders on the top and bottom of the puck. Has great feel to it.  It also slides really well on Dry Land flooring tiles.  With these current sliders in the puck it is for training only.  Not for shooting on a net.  Probably will work well with a Sniper’s Edge shooting tarp (more on that soon with video)

Green Biscuit: another hard plastic puck that works great on rough outdoor surfaces and actually works really well on smooth practice tiles as well.  I don’t recommend shooting with this puck either. I tried it and cracked it my first shot off the post. But this puck will work well if you wanted to shoot into a soft tarp as mentioned before.

All these pucks have found a place in my heart and hockey off ice training.  They all have a different feel than another.  They both have their strengths and weaknesses.    I will have more on this soon with a video to follow.  To much details to have this blog post go on and on for hours.  If you want to follow the discussion I will be posting it in the review section of www.thehockeynetwork.com and on facebook @ www.facebook.com/uppercornerhockey 

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Brent

Sledding and Pond hockey all in one day?

Check out my newest video!  My oldest daughter and I set out for an adventure this weekend to find the best hill (in our area) for sledding and the best pond (again in our area) for ice hockey.  If you watch the video you can see we scored on both.  It is a great time to be had and hope you all get to enjoy some winter outdoor adventures of your own…

Brent
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78mph? Slapshot into hockey goal. You be the judge!

I have no idea how fast this hockey puck is traveling.  The only reason I say 78mph is that I shot 10 pucks into a net at a store about 16 or so years ago and the average speed was 78mph.  Some slaps went faster some slower but I don’t have a way to see how fast this shot is.  Shot taken with a Reebok 4k Hockey stick btw. What do you all think?

Pick Pocket Snipes shoots hockey pucks at a block of ice

Crazy kids these days at Pickpocketsnipes.  I am guessing seeing it is summer in Canada and they miss the ice.  Why not freeze up a block?  This way the puck hits the ice in a whole different way.  I think it is a great concept.  A good way to destroy things and fine tune your shooting skills.  I even commented on their video that they should do a whole segment like the “will it blend” peeps.  Maybe call it “puck meets ____”  or a VS’s like  “puck vs. ____”   Drop them a comment if you have any clever ideas.

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Brent Dolan
www.uppercornerhockey.com

Custom Ice Rink – The Beaver Den (and some great hockey moves too)

From the description from youtube.com

Portable ice rink located in Quebec. Complete system rolls up for removal and storage in the summer.

This guys take you through a little journey the first 2 minutes but if you want the meat and potatoes of the video shuttle to 2:05.  Even though the goalie is totally getting worked over on a 3 on 0 these moves are really impressive.  The even more impressive part is that they built that rink themselves.  It is great stuff and gives me hope for the future seeing kids are ambitious enough to know they want to play as much hockey as possible.  Having your own rink in your back yard gives you tons of opportunity to really hone your skills.  I applaud you guys!

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Brent Dolan
www.uppercornerhockey.com