Shot Tec Review

Shot Tec Review

Having a powerul shot in hockey is a great way to score more goals, there are a lot of training aids out there that promise to improve the power of your shot and the Shot Tec is one of them. In this article we give you a full review of the Shot Tec

Purpose – The purpose of the Shot Tec is to strengthen the muscles that are used when taking a wrist shot. It is designed for a fairly specific purpose, so lets hope it can deliver! The Shot Tec was not designed for slapshots or for teaching players how to take a shot

How it works – The Shot Tec uses a hockey puck that is attached to a resistance band that is fitted into a track. The player can use a dial to choose how much resistance they want and then practices “shooting” the puck. The puck only moves forwards and backwards on the track so the full wrist shot motion can not be completed.

The device also uses a digital display to count the number of reps, and counts down from a pre-set number of seconds. You can choose any 30 second interval up to 3 minutes.

Price – The Shot Tec sells for $349.99 on Hockey Shot

What You Get – The Shot Tec comes pre-assembled, all you have to do is plug it in and start training. They did send a rubber stopper to install, but it was obviouslly not a part of the original design and I was unable to install it on the device.

Taking the Shot Tec to the Streets

Does it work? – The device does exactly what it is designed to do, and that is provide resistance to a hockey puck while you shoot. The tricky part about training is targeting the right muscles, you might be able to bench press 500 pounds, but that doesn’t mean you can take a wrist shot. The Shot Tec targets the exact muscles involved in shooting. This sport specific training should help you develop a more powerful shot, and a quicker release.

What can you do with it? – When I was testing the product there were about three different shooting positions that I thought were worthwhile, snapshot (feet towards the target), wrist shot(feet paralel to the target) and backhand, besides these three I couldn’t really find any other use.

What can’t you do? – The Shot Tec is not for LEARNING to shoot, it’s specifically for improving the power of your shot. You also can not practice the slapshot.

Overall Thoughts

Penalty Box – There are a few minor penalties here and the first one is price, it is $350 which I would expect to pay for a high-tec training device but what you can do is pretty limited; which brings me to my next penalty. For $350 the only thing you can do is improve the power of your wrist shot, I think for most players that $350 would be better off spent elsewhere.

Scoresheet

  • Easy to use
  • Six different resistant settings is nice to customize your workout
  • Digital display is nice to track your progress and compete against others, or yourself
  • Targets the exact muscles used in taking a wrist shot
  • Will help build your shooting muscles and help you develop a quick release

Who is it for?

In my opinion this device is for anyone who really wants to improve their shot power, and already has good technique. I think technique is the most important factor when it comes to the power of your shot. If you can afford this device and want to target the muscles used for shooting then this device is for you.

Shot Tec Video Review

Where to buy the Shot Tec

You can get the Shot Tec and other cool training aids at Hockey Shot

4 Comments to “Shot Tec Review”

  1. AAA-HOCKEY // March 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm // Reply

    I bought one and its great, even my coach noticed my significant gains.

  2. does it work for a goalie

    • The goalie on my team up here in canada has one at his house and trust me he has a rocket of a shot. Triggered me to buy one as well. Would highly recommend it. 

  3. DARRYL DIPACE // April 13, 2012 at 6:58 am // Reply

    This is from Darryl DiPace, DDK Hockey Development, and we are the distributors of the
    ShotTec Training Device in the United States. I viewed the YouTube review by you and also
    read the review on your webpage.

    There have been many positive changes since this review was done. We agree the device was
    overpriced, and thanks to some positive negotiations with our supplier, we are now offering
    ShotTec for a more affordable $225 plus shipping. Sales have surged since the price change, and
    we now have agents distributing in over 20 states coast to coast.

    Also, we disagree with some of your reviewer’s comments. ShotTec stresses proper shooting
    technique. We have heard from hundreds of coaches and hockey trainers who all say many
    players shoot with their top hand tucked close to their body, and push out with the bottom
    hand. This is ineffective, and the result is a shot that flutters. Going out and shooting 100 pucks
    with incorrect shooting form just reinforces the bad habits. ShotTec forces the player to keep
    the hands in front of the body, therefore creating a snap, drasically increasing the velocity of
    the shot, and promoting a quick release. Proper muscle memory is also created for passing
    and receiving a pass, and the player now has a much stronger stick. All training on ShotTec translates directly to how the player performs on the ice, making them much more efficient
    hockey players.

    These same coaches and trainers have given us testimonials, saying their player has shown
    dramatic improvements in their forehand, backhand, passing, receiving a pass, and stronger
    stick during the game. Their training on ShotTec has made them more effective hockey
    players.

    Thank you for the review and your time in reading my response. I would welcome  a call and
    discuss this and answer any questions you may have.

    Darryl DiPace
    DDK Hockey Development
    (586) 949-7960

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