The Smarthockey MINI Stickhandling & Shooting Ball helps players develop lightning quick, soft hands. At 2.8 oz (79 g), the MINI is less than half the weight of an ice hockey puck and it's slightly smaller than a golf ball (but doesn't bounce like one). It's a more durable, "true feel" version of a wooden "Swedish" stickhandling ball.
The patented MINI 2-piece dynamic core technology combines an ultra durable Surlyn shell with proprietary core found in the ORIGINAL. The solid core covered by a Surlyn shell eliminates any pliancy or "smushing" of the ball between the stick and the training surface. The combination of the Surlyn shell and the weight (2.8 oz or 79 g) makes the MINI roll faster than a puck slides on a clean sheet of ice. The proprietary core matches the "dull" bounce of a puck"s vulcanized rubber.
Warm up before games and practices or train in your garage, basement, on a tennis court, basketball court, paved street or driveway. As the name suggests, it's the only ball players can use for stickhandling, shooting and passing drills.
Smarthockey Training Balls are the #1 off-ice training balls in the world. They are used by top pro, collegiate and junior players across North America and Europe as an essential part of their off-ice skills development.