TheSmartHockey MINI Stick Handling Training Ball is the best way to train your hands to be lighting quick as this ball is built with a lower profile and is much lighter than a regulation ice hockey puck. Built with the same material as the original SmartHockey ball, it has the same slide, weight, and bounce as an ice hockey puck, but it sits at 3oz., which is half the weight of an ice hockey puck. This reduced weight is to help train your hands to be more quick, giving you much more puck movement on the ice. The reduced diameter of the ball gives the ball a low profile, which aids the player in making more precise toe drags and more controlled stick extensions.
Dynamic Core -Patented two-piece ball technology combines surlyn® shell with high-density low rebound space-age thermoplastic core giving the training ball the exact feel of an ice hockey puck. The solid core covered by the surlyn® shell eliminates any pliancy or "smushing" of the ball between the stick and the skating surface whether you're training on a tennis court, basketball court, paved street, driveway or down in your basement
Weight - The ball is at about half the weight of a regulation ice hockey puck, weighing in at 3oz. This is to give the player much quicker hands to stickhandle faster. The MINI ball weighs about 1.3oz. less than the original SmartHockey ball, which in turn will make more complex stick-handling moves easier.
Height - The diameter of the ball is 1.693" making the height at which it contacts the stick .85" which is much less than when you're using an ice hockey puck. This is to help train your hands to be able to do complex manoeuvres like toe drags and stick extension. The lower profile makes moving the ball around on your stick much easier as it is a touch lower on the stick.
Bounce - The high-density low rebound core has approximately the same bounce coefficient as a frozen ice hockey puck. Dropped from a vertical distance of three feet a frozen ice hockey puck and the SmartHockey stickhandling and shooting ball only bounce 11". This gives the ball the same "dead" feeling of an ice hockey puck against your stick.
Slide - The surlyn® shell rolls or slides over any surface at any temperature at the same rate that a puck slides on fresh ice without becoming pliant or "smushy" making it perfect to develop quick, soft hands necessary to become a good stick handler.
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