Today, in this video, we’re gonna be taking a look at the Stedol puck. Which has recently become available across Europe and also in North America. This is a puck that we originally saw in Russia in Sweden, Finland. But it’s recently become available in the UK and also in North America.
How was Stedol puck looks like?
It’s an offer I spot that you use for stickhandling, dangling, and also passing not shooting. Unlike a Green Biscuit, which is made from a very slippery plastic feature raised edges to minimize the puck’s contact with the ground and also it has two discs that can move independently from each other.
What makes this puck interesting is when you take a look at it at first glance, looks just like a regular hockey puck perhaps with the print of Stedol logo in the front of it.
Still, when you pick the puck up, it doesn’t have that vulcanized rubber feel that a traditional or official ice hockey puck does. It has more of a plasticky feel to it, not as plasticky or slippery as the way a green biscuit feels, but you can feel that it feels a little different from an official ice hockey puck.
When you take a look at the underside of the puck, you’ll see that it has a metal ball bearing right in the center. This is what allows it to glide almost effortlessly across very smooth, clean surfaces.
Therefore, the reason this puck is only for stickhandling, dangling, and also passing is because of the way that it’s been constructed that metal ball bearing on the base of the puck that allows it to slide on a variety of smooth surfaces almost flawlessly, isn’t very durable.
What can a Stedol puck do?
If you do shoot this pocket and hit even the post or a wall, you can expect it to fall apart to pieces. In most instances, you can pick the puck back up and put the pieces back together again, and you’re good to go. But I suggest listening to what the instructions of the Stedol puck say and do not use it to shoot, just passing and stick handling.
Its weight is essentially the same as an official ice hockey puck give or take five or ten grand. This means that you’re getting a puck-like feel that we haven’t experienced. Even when we’ve used things like the Green Biscuits snipe or the original Green biscuit or all of the other office pucks that you can get. Because this puck is much closer to the weight and feel of an official ice hockey puck.
Which is the right surface for a Stedol puck?
In terms of how the puck feels provided that you’re using it on a correct surface. Which in other words is a very smooth, very clean surface, whether it be polished concrete a laminate floor dryland tiles, or a stickhandling pad, it slides better than any other park that we have used previously.
When you’re using this thing on the right surface, it does feel better than any other pump that we’ve used. If you’re using it on a shooting pad instead of an official ice hockey puck, which on some shooting pads do slide quite well. The Stedol puck slides hands down much much better. I’m talking twice as good as any other puck that we’ve seen.
Green Biscuit vs Stedol stickhandling & dangle training puck review
- Outdoor test
The first thing naturally that we did when we got the Stedol puck is we took it outside onto asphalt because we wanted to see how it performed outside the office. As the instructions do suggest, you want to be on a very, very smooth, very clean. So surface, like streets car parks, the road, that kind of thing isn’t the ideal scenario for you to be able to use the Stedol puck effectively.
That’s not to say that the puck will not work. You’ll still be able to dangle and stick handle with it. You’ll still be able to pass. But these are much higher possibility or probability of the puck flipping over just because of how rough asphalt tends to be and how much debris if it be rocks or just bits of gravel that end up on the road. So those kinds of surfaces aren’t recommended for the Stedol puck. You are going to get it flipping over, and it will be pretty annoying to keep the puck flat.
But for those kinds of surfaces. We always recommend using a Green Biscuit because to date. It’s still the best option to use on very rough surfaces like outside on the street. I’m not sure how practical this would be, but it would be great if Stedol could find a way to have the ball bearing on both sides. So the puck can be used on either side.
- Indoor test
After using the steel pop outside to test how it’s slid on asphalt, we brought it inside and had a little test to see how it would perform against an official ice hockey puck and also a Green Biscuit on shooting and stick handling pad.
The way that we did was trying to apply as consistent as a force just to push the puck along the shooting pad just to see how it would slide in how far it would get kind of to gauge how much resistance the park would offer against the surface thaT it was on.
We started off with the official ice hockey puck, which, as expected, does slide fairly well on synthetic surfaces. But I guess you could say grip so the puck doesn’t go as far as you’d like it to go.
It doesn’t slide as effortlessly as you’d like it to slide the Green Biscuit slides a little bit better than the official ice hockey puck. But again, a little bit of friction doesn’t slide as effortlessly as we’d like to see it slide.
When we tried the Stedol puck, this was almost like a joke. Because I put the same amount of force or as close to the same amount of force as I could when testing the other two pucks. The steel puck just literally doubled the distance and just kept going and came off the shooting pad this thing slides flawlessly.
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If you’re going to be using it on skill pads or smooth surfaces exactly as it suggests, polished concrete or laminate are the ones that it excels on. But of course, the major drawback is being hockey players if your stickhandling on a shooting pad is doing a bit of dangling. And you have a net in front of you. It’s almost impossible to resist the urge not to shoot the puck, but the steel puck is not for shooting.
If you’re looking for a puck to stick handle on a skill pad laminate flooring polished concrete, synthetic ice, this is hands down going to be the best stickhandling puck that you can get to date. It slides incredibly well.
In summary, if you’re looking for a puck that you want to shoot with and you happen to have either a shooting pad, dryland tiles, synthetic ice, a laminate floor, somewhere or polished concrete a very smooth, very clean surface to stick handle on the Stedol puck is hands down.
It’s going to be the best option that you can get if you’re somewhere that you want the option to be able to stickhandle on the street, tennis courts, perhaps your back garden, and you’re going to be using dryland tiles, and maybe coming off them and going onto the street and occasions, Green Biscuit is going to be the punk that you want to use now.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a synthetic rink as we have in the office, and you’re looking for a puck to stickhandle with, although ice hockey pucks slide incredibly well on our synthetic surface, the Stedol puck slides so much better.
So if you do have that as an option to you, we recommend picking up one of these pucks to be able to stickhandle with, but of course, the major drawback is you can not shoot with it. It’s something that you can only use vista camping, and you have to bear that in mind. Because if you do shoot with it, you will break it as always.
Thank you very much for reading this post. If you want to know where you can pick up the Stedol pub in the UK, there’ll be a link down below in the post description. There’ll be a link down below in the post description to where you can pick it up from the pucks table and also a little bit more information about the puck.