Shooting and Stickhandling Boards – Overview

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Hockey shooting boards (also called hockey shooting pads) are one of the most important elements to your off ice training system. Many hockey players around the world have tried to find a suitable dry land equivalent to ice. I have seen hockey players use plywood,  plexiglas, sheets of acrylic, dry erase boards, and even cardboard. All hockey players are need is a smooth, slippery surface to stickhandle on, and blast some shots off of. While there are many options for a flat surface only one product is developed and designed specifically for hockey players, the hockey shooting pad.

Hockey Shooting Board Information

Material

Shooting boards are made out of High-density polyethylene or HDPE. This is the same material used to make boxes and rails for snowboarding and skiing. HDPE is a unique type of plastic that is strong,  durable and also naturally slippery.

Lifespan

Shooting boards require very little maintenance and should last 5 – 10 years or more. The first shooting pad I had was in great shape after 3 years of heavy use, it would have lasted me a lot longer but I somehow misplaced it.

Size

Shooting boards come in a variety of sizes. The most common sizes are junior, intermediate, and pro, with junior being the smallest and pro being the largest. I always recommend the biggest size because you can get more use from the larger shooting pads.

  • Junior – 24 inches by 48 long and 1/8 of an inch thick
  • Intermediate – 28 inches by 52 inches long and 3/16 of an inch thick
  • Professional – 30 inches wide by 60 inches long and 3/16 of an inch thick.

Hockey shooting pad

Price

Shooting boards range in price from $30 – $115 depending on the quality, thickness, and size.

Hockey Shooting Board Review

We took a shooting board out to an outdoor rink to give it a thorough review. If you would like some more information about shooting boards, along with some pictures and videos see our full hockey shooting board review

Where to Buy a Hockey Shooting Board

Hockey Shot has great deals on the shooting boards, and other cool hockey stuff!

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8 Comments

  1. BBUMPY69

    September 11, 2010 at 1:13 am

    How thick is the 48 x 96 pad & how much does it cost?

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    • JEREMY RUPKE

      September 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

      They sell the 48×96 inch pads on the hockey shot site, but not the same thickness as the pro sized pad. If you want to move the pad around at all you would not want a thick shooting pad any bigger than the pro size

      For the 48 x 96 shooting pad there is a roll-up model that works great. We will have a review on this site soon. The price is also the same as the pro sized shooting pad, but you get more area. Just look for the roll-up shooting pad (or even the extreme passing kit) on Hockey Shot

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    • ANONYMOUS

      May 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      the shooting pads are 3/16 inches thick, the roll up ones are only a few millimeters

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    • ANONYMOUS

      May 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

      the shooting pads are 3/16 inches thick, the roll up ones are only a few millimeters

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  2. PAD

    September 11, 2010 at 2:39 am

    How do you clean these pads after they get marked up with tape from the sticks? These black marks have glue in them and thus make the pad have much more friction losing the illusion of slippery ice surface.

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    • JEREMY RUPKE

      September 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      The black marks do not seem to effect the slide of the puck unless you get A LOT of black marks. If this is the case then you could try goo-b-gone which is known to break down the glue and sticky substance that is left behind from adhesives.

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  3. JEREMY

    September 11, 2010 at 4:22 am

    They sell the 48×96 inch pads on the hockey shot site, but not the same thickness as the pro sized pad. If you want to move the pad around at all you would not want a thick shooting pad any bigger than the pro size

    For the 48 x 96 shooting pad there is a roll-up model that works great. We will have a review on this site soon. The price is also the same as the pro sized shooting pad, but you get more area. Just look for the roll-up shooting pad (or even the extreme passing kit) on Hockey Shot

    Reply

  4. JEREMY

    September 11, 2010 at 4:23 am

    The black marks do not seem to effect the slide of the puck unless you get A LOT of black marks. If this is the case then you could try goo-b-gone which is known to break down the glue and sticky substance that is left behind from adhesives.

    Reply

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