Shooting, stickhandling and passing are all easy skills to practice off ice. Ice skating, not so much. But with a slide board, you can work many of the muscles involved in skating and improve endurance all while lengthening your stride.
Slide boards are definitely an investment, but the good news is that the whole family can us one to keep in shape—whether they skate or not. Aside from a form and fitness benefits, sliding on a slide board is just plain Two popular options include the PowerSlide and G1 Extreme:
This roll-up option is a great starter slide board for players who really need to lengthen their stride. Just put on the nylon booties, set the stoppers to your preferred width, and slide away on the smooth, slick surface. See it in action here. Combine the PowerSlide with a shooting pad,and suddenly you've got the makings of a great home hockey training center!
G1 Extreme Review
This large, flat surface is big enough and smooth enough for both sliding and stickhandling. This means you can practice your shooting, passing, faceoffs, stickhandling and more while working on your skating. Available in 5'x8' or 5'x10' sizes, the Extreme Slide Board includes rotating discs in addition to traditional stoppers. The discs allows for unrestricted change of direction and side movement when contacted forcing the body to balance and stabilize. See the G1 Extreme in action here.While more expensive than the PowerSlide, the G1 Extreme offers players a more comprehensive hockey experience.
HockeyShot Shooting Pads
Perfect for anyone who wants to improve their on-ice game at home, the HockeyShot Shooting Pad makes an excellent indoor and outdoor trainer. It simulates the smooth, slick feeling of the rink so you can work on passing, stickhandling and shooting.
PowerSlide Board Package
The Powerslide builds the quick, explosive power that athletes need for the court, field, and ice. Increased lateral power, strength, agility and endurance add up to the competitive edge an athlete needs!
G1 Extreme Slide Board Package
The G1 Extreme Hockey Training Slide Board System allows players to develop their skating stride, practice their shot, strengthen their stick handling skills, strengthen core muscles, and simultaneously develop agility, balance and coordination.
*PowerSlide Slideboard is no longer available through HockeyShot.com