Sharpen your passing and shooting skills with our latest dryland ice hockey training aid, the Nekoti Skills Pad is made from 5 mm thick High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) which is the same indestructible plastic used in the production of those plastic fizzy drinks bottles. It is very strong and durable, slightly soft and flexible but provides the perfect practise surface which will last and last and last.
We get comments like “an advertising sign or even a sheet of wood will do the same job”, in our testing they don’t!, because they all soon start to break down and crack or wear mostly within a couple of hundred shots. Perspex seems to work for a while but it soon shatters into sharp shards which can damage a quality carbon composite hockey stick.
The super thick and adjustable strong bungee rope we found to be the perfect rebound material, it lasts longer than solid rubber walls which crack and split after a few months, also solid walls which simply do not pass the puck back like your line mate might. The rebound rope forces you to pass along the ice…
watch the video where we test different pucks: https://youtu.be/C9HkGVlYyBc Perfect for hard and flat passes. If you find your puck jumps the rebound rope then you can be sure the same pass made on the ice would have leapt over the blade of the person you intended to receive the pass.
Find a wall or hockey net and you can take aim and pick out targets; “like an ice hockey fair ground shooting gallery”, sharpen your slap shot and power wrist shots straight off the pad. Pass to the rebound rope and then one-time wrist or slap-shot the puck to improve real-time coordination and reaction controls.
At over 1400mm in length and 750mm wide this board is long enough to cover all stick handling drills, place pucks or objects on the board and stick handle around them to sharpen you puck control. Even though the Nekoti Skills Pad is half the price of the cheapest alternative we could find it has been thoroughly tested by our ProTeam and is a top 5 must have if you play inline, roller, sledge or ice hockey.