We don’t want to leave any rock unturned when it comes to reviewing hockey gear. Just reviewing the stuff you use most leaves you hanging when it comes to the little things. From your most important gear to your hockey accessories, you want to make sure that you are ready for anything!
Although he coached basketball, John Wooden was a great coach who knew the importance of details. He would make sure his players put their socks on correctly because he knew that would lead to blisters if they didn’t. Blisters lead to worse play.
With that in mind, we give you the reviews of the small things, because they can add up to big things, like your eventual win of the Stanley Cup!
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At Home Hockey Skate Sharpener
One of the easiest ways to step up your game is to keep your skates consistently sharpened. While this may sound like an exaggeration, it’s not. You’ll be surprised how much more you slip and fall when you have dull skates. While an expensive, at home skate sharpener may seem like over the top, it actually turns out to be pretty economical, especially since most families have multiple skaters and other hockey families can do in together on it.
See our review of the Sparx Sharpener.
Want to make sure your stick lasts longer? Make sure you’re taping it correctly! Taping your stick is important because it prevents moisture from accumulating on the blade. Extra moisture reduces your grip on the puck and is something you can’t afford to be worrying about if you want to keep up with your competition. Taping your hockey stick will also increase its durability and thus quality stick tape should be seen as an investment that will save you money rather than an expense. This is one of those hockey accessories that is often forgotten, but extremely important!
Taping your hockey stick will also increase its durability and thus quality stick tape should be seen as an investment that will save you money rather than an expense
Grips enable you to easily roll your wrists while playing which provides increased power and accuracy when shooting and passing. In addition, grips help saved the palms of your hockey gloves since there is no sticky adhesive tape to transfer to the gloves.
Check out our list of Best Stick Grips!
While these aren’t exactly skates while they are in the skate section, we wanted to make it easy for you to find not only skates but anything you’d need to go along with them. Here is our list of the best hockey laces. And we’re not kidding. We take even the smallest details here at Honest Hockey into consideration.
Check out our list of the Best Hockey Skate Laces