Posts tagged hockey equipment
Christmas is just a week away! If you have been holding off on shopping, now is about the time to do it! Are you still stumped on what to get a loved one? Here is the next installment of gift ideas for the hockey player in your circle.
Winnwell Heavy Duty Hockey Net Trying to buy a gift for the sniper in your household? The Winnwell Heavy Duty Hockey Net will give him/her the practice they need to score flawless goals every time they lace up their skates! This 72″ net is the real deal with steel pipes and polyester mesh that More >
Growing up my dad always taught me to use the right tool for the job. This is one truth that STX Hockey seems to understand from the get go, releasing two uniquely elite hockey sticks. The Surgeon and Stallion 500 sticks. While using the “wrong” stick may not have quite as devastating effects as say, using a screwdriver as a hammer, or using the wrong motor oil for your engine, the point I’m trying to make is that magic happens when you select the stick that complements YOUR specific style of play. Although new to the sport of hockey, STX has been a long More >
With unmatched comfort, optimum control and performance consistency, it’s no wonder that Zach Parise and Zdeno Chara have each worn the Easton Synergy EQ5!
Composite in all the right places, this hybrid skate combines the lightweight structure of Easton’s Stealth skate with a fully heat-moldable Fusion Foam in the boot quarter for an ideal custom fit. The Synergy EQ5’s composite frame is strategically placed to optimize response and long-term performance consistency, while maintaining a balance of structure and fit.
The Synergy EQ5 utilizes thermally activated anatomical ankle foams and a felt-based tongue to enhance the overall comfort of the skate and give More >
New players to the game of hockey inevitably face the task of putting on all their gear for the first time. While getting dressed in all that gear seems like a daunting task, it’s really not as difficult as it sounds. New players may want to practice a few times at home until they feel comfortable.
Remember that all your gear is adjustable. If it doesn’t fit quite right the first time, try adjusting them until you find the right fit.
Here is a step by step guide to putting on hockey equipment: 1. Put on your undergarments. These can be compression More >
Hockey players are typically quite particular about their equipment. Watch a player at the hockey shop and he’ll grab a stick, bend it… tap it… inspect it. The perfect stick always makes itself known when he handles it for awhile. The perfect stick just feels right in his hands and flexes to the perfect arc.
So, we all know the Easton, Reebok, Bauer, CCM, Mission and Sherwood brands… but have you heard of Combat? Previously manufactured under the name Ballistik, Combat sticks may be new to many players. Most widely known for their exceptional baseball/softball bats and equipment, Combat has More >
Finding a pair of ice hockey skates that fit perfectly right from the store is rare indeed. Since feet are naturally different, it stands to reason that skates will fit differently from person to person. Hockey skates are made to be stiff and supportive but can be uncomfortable when they haven’t been broken in. Break-in time varies from model to model but typically takes between 6 to 10 hours of hard skating.
Skates are typically made with a memory foam that conforms to your foot over time, resulting in the “perfect” fit. This thermo-formable foam responds to heat and becomes soft More >
So what is a hockey stick flex anyway? A flex is a measure of how flexible or how stiff a hockey stick is when force is applied to it. Since the flex rating indicates how many pounds of force it takes to flex the stick one inch, you should know that some sticks are significantly easier to bend than others. Finding the right flex is somewhat of a preference based on skill level. The appropriate flex varies among players, so you’ll want to try out different options.
The higher the flex, the stiffer the stick. The stiffer the stick, the more More >
Ice Hockey is a pretty rough sport that consists of twelve players fighting over a little 3″ puck that can be launched like a missile. Add skates and big sticks and you have the potential for injury. Playing over ice also increases the risk as ice can cause both shock and serious internal injuries.
The following specialized ice hockey equipment pieces are required for this game.
1. Ice Skates: The first thing that you must understand is that there are 2 different types of skates – those for figure skating and those for ice hockey. Player’s skates have a smooth edge from the More >