Slick tiles are a fantastic off-ice hockey training product. These interlocking squares come together to form a perfect hockey training surface. These tiles are well-made and durable and can be set up on almost any flat surface to create a real-feeling training area. Slick tiles can be used with your normal sneakers or inline skates and you will feel like you are really on ice as your stick and pucks glide smoothly over the surface.
If you already have slick tiles set up at your home or are looking to order some, the next question is, what other hockey training aids work well with slick tiles? This is a great question and one that has a few different answers. Here we will look at some of the best hockey training aids you can find on SnipersEdgeHockey.com to pair with your slick tiles.
The Passmaster is a must-have for solo training. Training by yourself at home shouldn’t just be about ripping shots on the net (although that is always fun!). A Passmaster is a triangular training aid that allows you to pass the puck to it and have it rebound right back to you. It is perfect for not only working on your passing and receiving but also for perfecting your one-timers as well. On slick tiles, the Passmaster is even better because of the way the puck glides to and from the equipment.
A Sweethands stickhandling trainer is another piece that pairs well with slick tiles. The best part about slick tiles is that it mimics the feel of real ice so it is an ideal surface to practice your dekes and dangling on. This slotted bar allows you to practice a wide range of stickhandling moves. It will help you improve your game mid-ice and in close to the net. Practice your fast moves that will get you by a defender or your tricky ones that will deke the goalie.
This set of 3 Movemaster hockey training dryland pucks is a great set to help develop your all-around game. Each of these three pucks offers a different feature that will make you a better stickhandler, passer, and shooter. The MUSCLE Puck weighs more (11.50z) than a regulation puck and will help build your strength. It’s like swinging with a weighted bat in baseball. The SPEED puck weighs less (3.4oz) than a regulation puck to help with your speed and quickness on the puck. Finally, there is the regulation SKILLZ puck for all your normal training drills.
Maybe the best part of slick tiles is that they allow you to train with regulation pucks. Feeling the real weight and feel of a game-ready puck on your stick will make your training better and more realistic. It will make the gains you make in training translate quicker to the ice because you are using the real equipment.
Slick tiles are great but they are just one piece of a complete off-ice home training area. Pairing slick tiles with a Passmaster, Sweethands, and Movemaster pucks will help you train in a complete and comprehensive way. Also, don’t forget to use regulation pucks as well, It is what separates training on slick tiles from other surfaces.
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Driving can be a very demanding and mentally draining task. In addition to that disabled drivers have to cope with additional difficulties owing to their condition.
There is the need to deal with many challenges that come with being disabled, even before one can be in a comfortable enough driving position.
Disabilities come in various shapes and sizes, and although each disability is handled in its own original way, in a way each makes driving a special feat.
As an example a short person might need a customized seat, and a couple of modifications made to the pedals.
Whereas a person with lower extremity disability will need a throttle and brake that is hand operated, a system known as hand controls.
For some, it will require a vehicle control system that is completely customized, while for yet others a way to reach the driver’s position in a wheelchair.
While vehicle accessibility has been a subject of great discussion for quite some time now, the elevation of corporate interest, stretch in technological boundaries, and increased moral quest from the general public have led to the continued growth of many opportunities for the disabled people, reassuring them of the more significant potential for comfortable driving even in years to come.
Some of the groundbreaking technologies that have emerged recently include the joystick driving system and the seats’ cushioning to ensure much comfort and accessibility for the disabled population segment.
As technology boundaries continue to push forward and corporate interest in the slogan ‘driving-for-all’ intensifies, more opportunities are on the way coming.
There are already many opportunities and customization options available for the disabled. The essential thing is to identify your needs and ensure that they are all accounted for during the design customization.
Whether you need a custom seat or want to reach the driver’s seat while in a wheelchair, all these requirements should be put in place during the custom design.
Note that factoring in your budget and choice of the wheelchair are also some of the most important considerations you have to make as the process unfold.
It is high time you can stay optimistic that there will always be adaptive equipment to facilitate your needs for comfortable driving regardless of how complex your requirements are, whether you are totally confined to a wheelchair or can make use of the benefits of a mobility scooter.
Technology is expanding more rapidly than ever before, and with the rise of deep learning and autonomous systems, there is no better time to stay more optimistic than now.