Hockey pucks have influenced many variations in style and play throughout the years, most specifically in the materials used and process taken to produce them. Production is different depending on the country. There are various types of hockey pucks, each depending on the type of game being played, such as NHL ice hockey or roller hockey. The most common type of puck is the round disc that is approximately 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. Although hockey pucks can be purchased, you may not have one handy for an impromptu hockey game. With a few common household items, you can build your own hockey puck to be ready for unannounced hockey games.
Things You'll Need
- Tobacco dip can
- Duct tape
- Measuring cup
Peel off the label from an empty tobacco dip can.
Open the dip can. Clean the inside of the empty tobacco can with a clean rag to remove any dirt or dust.
Measure 1/2 cup of sand. This will give the puck heft by adding the necessary weight to keep the can on the ground.
Fill the can with sand and close the can by reapplying the lid.
Wrap the outside of the dip can with two to three layers of duct tape. Place duct tape only on the sides of the can as applying tape to the top portion or bottom portion of the can may stop the puck from sliding properly.
Tips & Warnings
- Use the dipping-can puck to practice puck control games, rather than slap shots, as the puck may not be heavy enough for the latter.
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