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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