Hockey slide boards are great pieces of equipment for training. They mimic the ice surface really well and you’ll build up the muscles you need for explosive bursts of speed and power to win races to the puck. Take a look below are some of the best slide boards available on the market.
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1) HockeyShot Slide Board Pro
The Slide Board Pro by Hockey Shot is a great way to practice your skating stride and build up your leg muscles in a dry land setting. This slide board is 22 inches in depth and can be bought in both eight and 10 foot models and adjusted easily and quickly to any length. It’s and ideal for working on your agility, power, endurance and lateral movement. When using the slide board regularly you should be able to increase your speed and quickness also.
The board features angled rubber wedges which are designed to make sure you’re using the proper form on your push-offs. It also comes with foam bumpers for help when pushing off stoppers. The HockeyShot Slide Board Pro comes equipped with a carrying bag and a bungee cord for storing. The portable item is easy to carry from place to place due to its integrated carrying handle.
The slide board weighs approximately 22 lbs and comes with a pair of slide board booties which fit feet sized eight to 12. You can also try HockeyShot’s Extreme Glide Polish on it to keep it in top working condition.
2) Better Hockey Extreme Slide Board
Better Hockey has come up with a popular skating aid in the Extreme Slide Board. This board is designed to target the muscles that are specifically used in your skating stride. This helps build power, endurance and speed when skating as well as your balance and lateral movements etc.
It comes with three different pairs of slide board booties for various family members. These are small (up to size five, medium (sizes five to eight) and large (size eight to 12). The slide board is eight feet in width and 22 inches in depth and can easily be adjusted to any width.
There are heavy rubber wedges in place which are angled to help promote the correct sliding technique while the stoppers come retrofitted with foam for additional comfort. The Better Hockey Extreme Slide Board can easily be rolled up and stored away when you’ve finished working on your skating and it’s a breeze to transport due to the handy pro carrying bag it comes with.
3) American Lifetime Slide Board
This smooth slide board by American Lifetime is designed for high performance while having just a minimal impact on your legs. It’s a soft and flexible board which is easy to travel with in the accompanying mesh carrying bag and rolls up quickly and easily.
The board is perfect for several types of exercises including skating, leg and core training, lunges, pushups, squats, stair climbing and planks etc. The company makes a 6-foot board as well as a 7.5-foot model and they weigh less than 10 lbs. They also come with slide board booties.
This is an ideal board for achieving your skating and fitness goals. It features a simple slide and bumper-grid design which is designed to help prevent muscle tears. This is a perfect board for players who’d also like to work on other fitness routines as well as their skating stride.