Tacki Mac Hockey Blade Attack Pads
Comments: I used this for inline hockey and cannot speak for ice. I was very impressed by this product. It does add more weight to blade and that felt weird at first, but wasn't really noticeable during game play. The pad gave me a lot more control than regular tape. I was able to get more lift and better placement on my wrist shots. Receiving passes was also a vast improvement. The one thing that was really different was passing. I found the puck wouldn't roll off the tip of the blade as much and would rather stay on the blade where it was during a pass. It took some getting used, but over all it gave me much better accuracy as I got used to it. I am loving this attack pad and will continue to use it in the future.
Comments: Tried this on a very light composite stick (20K) on ice. Made the stick significantly heavier on the blade (the balance felt strange), which I really didn't like. Stick handling did feel a bit better though, and no snow/ice building up on the blade was nice. I guess if it was a bit lighter I might actually consider using this. If you're considering this I think it's worth trying, you might like it as it is.
From: Hans, Svg, Norway
Comments: Like most, I was somewhat skeptical about this product. But I took a chance and ordered enough for all of my sticks. I tried it last night and I was pretty impressed. It made a noticeable improvement in my puck handling, passing, and shooting. I will be using these from now on. Also, the grips that are made by the same company are just as good. I prefer the Kane grip, as it's not as "heavy" feeling as the other ones.
From: Derek, OK
Comments: Have just started using this product in roller hockey, but in the few games I've tried it, I really like it. I feel that it's an upgrade in the stick-handling/puck control department, from traditional hockey tape. The testing sample size is still very small, so I can't reliably comment on durability yet, but I'll update after I've had some more time with it.
From: Tim, IL
Comments: i use this for the roller hockey ball league that i'm in and it works great, much better than taping the blade. and it's durable too - no where near as flimsy as some people have described. noticeable improvements on shot accuracy, pass reception and accuracy, and especially backhands.
From: Paul, MA
Comments: It took a little bit to get used to, but totally worth it. Great control stick handling and shooting. Will be using these from now on instead of tape.
From: Rob, AB, Canada
Comments: Sooooooooooo happy I tried this. The grip this provides has improved my wrister accuracy noticeably. The puck goes where I want it to more often. Also, helps hang on to pucks when reeving hard passes.
From: Tadas, Westmont, IL
Comments: Not much of a benefit on ice but opens up a whole new world in roller. Now backhand michigans and forehands are no problem. Great inline puck feel, definitely sticking with these tackimacs for a while.
Comments: I've tried blade tape before, and this was my first time using the different brand. I like this attack pad WAYYYY more than the other brand. Using this pad on my stick last night was the first time I used it, and I LOVED it! it worked so great, i felt fantastic with the puck on my stick. I would definately reccomend it to any younger roller player, or someone who'se just looking for a little advantage. It isn't going to be durable i see that, but then again, what actually lasts these days?
From: Nick IL
Comments:I just got one these and used them for the first time last week. It really felt good while stick handling. I had much better control of the puck, I felt.
Comments:This thin & textured rubber blade accesssory really helps in softening & receiving passes. My defensive teammate also purchased one & claims that it aids him in coming away with the puck when under pressure along the boards. Criticisms are that it tears & gets damaged easily and therefore will need to be replaced on a regular basis...so plan on purchasing several, going with the thinner "sandpaper" type, or sticking with "good 'ol" tape.
From: Derek, Milpitas, Ca, USA
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