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FAQ - BALANCE BOARD

How to Use a Hockey Balance Board

The first thing you want to do when you use your hockey balance board is to make sure that you are on a flat, level surface.

Place your roller on the floor, then position your balance board flat on top of the roller sideways so that one end is up, and the other is down resting on the floor.

Carefully place one foot onto the board where it meets the floor, then stand, at an angle and place your other foot on the edge of the balance board that is up in the air. It may feel awkward at first, but at this point, you will have one foot down and the other foot up. Both feet will be on the board.

Next, gently push the board downward with your upward foot, while you shift your body weight towards the upward side. As soon as you do this, you will feel your core engage. This is where you will begin to balance.

Slowly shift your weight and your legs until you are balanced on the board and you find your center.

It may take a little while to get used to the balance board, but once you do you can move onto more strenuous exercises like squats and stickhandling drills.

 


Do Balance Boards Work For Hockey Training?

Absolutely. Balance boards are designed to strengthen the body’s core. Hockey players need a strong core in order to stay on their skates and play well for an entire game.

 

Is a Balance Board Worth It?

It is definitely worth it to have a balance board. Balance boards are built to provide a total core workout that helps to strengthen the whole body. You don’t even have to leave the house to develop the core strength that you need to play hockey like a champion.


What Does a Hockey Balance Board Do?

A hockey balance board allows the user to build maximum core strength in a short amount of time without ever having to leave home. The very moment you begin to balance on the board your core muscles become activated. When you keep those muscles activated for a few minutes, your core strength grows. As your core strength grows, so does the rest of your body strength. A hockey balance board, if used regularly, can build strength, stamina, and balance.

 

 

What is the Weight Limit for a Hockey Balance Board?

The weight limit for a hockey balance board can vary from brand to brand. The Sniper’s Edge hockey balance board has a weight rating of 300 lbs. If you weigh more than 300 pounds, you might want to double-check the max weight rating of your board before you attempt to balance on it.

 

How Much Does a Hockey Balance Board Weigh?

The weight of a hockey balance board will vary with styles and sizes. Most balance boards will weigh between one and three pounds. Balance boards for hockey should be lightweight and easy to carry around. 

What is the Best Hockey Balance Board?

The best hockey balance board is the one that you will actually use and not let sit around to collect dust. The Sniper’s Edge hockey balance board is tough, durable, and built to last. The best hockey products that are available on the market are the ones that are available at Sniper’s Edge.

 

How to Stand on a Hockey Balance Board

The way to stand on a hockey balance board is to first place the board on a flat, level surface on top of its roller. Allow one side of the board to tilt to the floor, and the other side to be in the air. Place your foot of choice on the side of the board that is resting on the floor.

Next, balance yourself to place your other foot on the side of the board that is upward in the air. When both feet are planted and ready gently shift your weight so that you balance the board on the roller.

 

Why Use a Hockey Balance Board?

Using a hockey balance board will ultimately strengthen the part of your body that allows you to stay balanced and strong during your game: the core. By exercising on a balance board for 15 minutes each day you can blast your core strength beyond what many other core exercises will allow.

 

 

Biggest Benefits of Training with a Hockey Balance Board

Some of the amazing benefits that you can get from training on a hockey balance board will help you to strengthen your body and dominate the game. The best things that will result from regular use are:

  • Core strength
  • Balance
  • Ankle strength
  • Leg strength
  • Stamina

If you train for at least 15 minutes a day you will build core strength that will help you play longer and stay balanced. Pre-order now and save!

 

FAQ - SYNTHETIC ICE

Are they playing curling on synthetic ice?

Yes, curling is an option on our Synthetic Ice however you'll need to add some extra lubricant spray.

 

Can synthetic ice be left outside?

Yes, Snipers Synthetic Ice can be left outside as well as driven on. However, like anything in life the better care you take of it, the better it will perform so we recommend covering it up from the Sun and weather if possible when not in use.

 

Can you figure skate on synthetic ice?

Yes, you can figure skate on Snipers Synthetic Ice! We'd LOVE to see your Triple Salchow! :) Please send in a video of your best moves! 


Can you hockey stop on synthetic ice?

Yes, you can hockey stop on Snipers Synthetic Ice! This is a KEY feature of Snipers Ice compared to other products on the market.

 

Does synthetic ice ruin blades?

No, Snipers Synthetic Ice does NOT ruin blades! Keep in mind you are skating on plastic so you will need to sharpen your skates more often than on real ice.

 

How does synthetic ice work?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is a high density polymer infused with our "secret sauce" that allows a player to skate and glide with ease across the surface. If you have never skated on it before, please know this does NOT replicate real ice exactly, there is more resistance which helps with training and performance. You'll notice you become a more powerful and explosive skater once you get back on the real thing!

 

How long does synthetic ice last?

Snipers Synthetic Ice has a long shelf life if properly taken care of. Our product, unlike some competitors is double-sided so both sides can be utilized for longer enjoyment. You should easily get 7 - 10 years out of the product if not longer!


How much does a synthetic ice rink cost?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is one of the most affordable solutions on the market today! Our system has an average cost around $8.50 per square foot and becomes less the more you buy. Don't hesitate to reach out to one of our hockey experts if you're looking to build an at home skating area. We have solutions for both small and large rinks! 

 

How to build a synthetic ice rink?

When building a Synthetic Ice Rink there are many factors to be considered such as the total square feet needed, access to the area and ensuring you've got a good clean flat surface to install it on. Once you've done your initial fact finding it's time to design the rink of your dreams! Exact measurements are provided on our website, but one of our sales consultants are more than happy to help you figure out what you need for the perfect setup! Please email cs@snipersedgehockey.com or call us at 877-793-3883.

 

How to clean synthetic ice?

The best way to clean your Snipers Synthetic Ice is to use a Power Washer if it's available to you. You may also use a mild detergent and warm water, but be certain to dry off your surface and don't use too much water.

 

How to make synthetic ice slippery?

This is one of the best features of Snipers Synthetic Ice, you don't need to do anything to make it slippery! No messy sprays are needed, ever! We have infused our "secret sauce" that creates the ultimate glide for your skater. Just lay it down, lace up, and hit the rink! 


How to skate on synthetic ice?

When skating on Snipers Synthetic Ice you'll notice that your form is extremely similar to skating on real ice. What you will notice is that your first few strides are more resistant which helps strengthen your core and leg muscles. After your first few strides you'll begin to gain speed and glide just like you would on real ice. We generally say after those first few strides it feels pretty close to real ice, quick enough to do C-cuts, hockey stops and other power skating moves! 

 

Is synthetic ice cold?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is not cold, but it's always ready to be skated on! Rain or Shine, Heat or Cold! 

 

Is synthetic ice worth it?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is designed to give players an advantage by getting in some extra skating at home. Ice time has become extremely expensive and is always on someone else's schedule. With your own ice rink in your garage, basement or outdoors you have the ability to practice and skate all the time! In addition, by shooting at home with skates on you'll emulate the real game and most our feedback we receives praises us for the positive impact in makes for their player on the ice.

 

What is synthetic ice?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is an amazing product made out of a specialized plastic and infused with our "secret sauce" that allows a player to lace up their skates and skate in the comfort of their own home.


What is synthetic ice made of?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is an amazing product made out of a specialized plastic and infused with our "secret sauce" that allows a player to lace up their skates and skate in the comfort of their own home.

 

What is the best synthetic ice?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is one of the most versatile products on the market. Due to the design of double-sided panels which allows a skater to skate on both sides of the ice, self-infused lubricants which make sure you don't need any messy sprays, our reviews show that Snipers Synthetic Ice is one of the best products on the market!

 

Where can i buy synthetic ice?

Snipers Synthetic Ice is sold online at snipersedgehockey.com