Hockey Wrap Around has recently launched not only one, but two different types of hockey wrap around. The first one is made from a privately formulated plastic, and the second one which was introduced a little bit longer, is made from steel.
In today’s discussion,Puck Drawn Hockey is going to provide you an insight into the real differences between these two, and how they can benefit you off the ice.
The Original Version
If you roll back to the first article on hockey wrap around that we posted, we’ve looked at the original steel version by the Hockey WrapAround company.
That is a tool that hockey players could use off of the ice by attaching it to their stick. Having it on means that you could practice your shooting and stickhandling out on the street without having to worry about destroying the bottom of your very expensive or favorite composite hockey stick.
Over time, we’ve seen a variety of improvements and adjustments that Hockey WrapAround has made to their steel model based on you guys, the hockey players that gave them feedback on what you wanted to see them change and improve.
We saw the Hockey WrapAround introduced a steel version that you could do slap shots with, and more recently, we’ve seen them add a version made from a privately formulated plastic that you can do almost anything with, even the slap shots.
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Wrap Around ICE vs. ONE – What’s the Differences?
However, a big question on a lot of people’s minds is why do they have two models, one made from metal and one made from a privately formulated plastic.
Can the new hockey wrap around do everything from slap shot, wrist shot, and practice your dangling? This model practically weighs nothing at the end of your stick, and you really don’t feel this thing while you’re using it. If the new model is genuinely that good, what’s the point of a metal one?
Wrap Around ICE
At its core, the ICE model is designed to allow players to play and train wherever they want. So if you’re going to be playing deck hockey, inline hockey, street hockey, or you only want to practice your shooting and your dangling off the ice using your game stick, that’s exactly what their ICE model has been designed for since it only weighs 39 grams.
You really don’t feel this thing at the end of your stick. You only need to tape it up, get outside practice, and play to your heart’s content.
The best bit is that you can do it anywhere, not just on a shooting pad, without having to scared of destroying your expensive stick. It’s going to save hockey players money, and it’s going to keep those younger players’ parents happy because they don’t have to keep replacing expensive sticks.
Wrap Around ONE
Hockey WrapAround’s new steel version is called the Wrap Around ONE. This new model is built with the sole intention of being a strengthening tool.
The different materials used to build each of these hockey wrap arounds, and also, the weight difference is why the ONE has been designed to strengthen and develop the muscles that you will be using on the ice.
The Wrap Around ICE weighs in at 39 grams, whereas the ONE model weighs in at 79 grams. A lot of players, especially those that train hard off the ice, are going to put the Wrap Around ONE onto your stick, and you might sit there and think this weight isn’t really that big of a deal. The truth is people don’t really notice it.
However, if you continue to use this thing for 5, 10 to 15 minutes, you are going to feel your forearms burning. They’re going to be on fire because of that added weight, and that is intentionally done.
When you feel that burn, you know that you’re strengthening and developing, building those muscles that you use while you’re on the ice, that is exactly what this training tool has been designed to do.
Even if you are a muscular hockey player, if you put the Wrap Around ONE onto your stick and train consistently with it for a few minutes, you are going to feel your arms burning. That’s precisely what you want when you’re trying to strengthen and develop the same muscles that you use on the ice.
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Ying & Yang
A good comparison for you to understand these hockey wrap arounds is they are like a Yin and Yang – one can’t exist without the other.
The Wrap Around ICE has been designed for you to be able to go outside to play to your heart’s content, practice your shooting, your slap shots, especially if you want to be able to do that, your wrist shots, and your dangles off the ice with the same stick you’re going to be using on the ice while you’re playing your games.
On the flip side, the Wrap Around ONE has been designed for you to strengthen those muscles that you use. A lot of us like to train using lighter puck like the Green Biscuit, a Swedish stickhandling ball which is made from wood. Now all of these training aids as fantastic as they are to practice with off the ice are significantly lighter than a game puck.
That’s where the Wrap Around ONE comes in handy. You can use this tool to compensate for that, add that weight onto the end of your stick, and build those same muscles that you use on the ice.
It’s a phenomenal tool, and it’s why you should think about the ONE and the ICE as Yin and Yang since one can’t exist without the other.
If you want to have a complete off-ice training experience, hockey wrap around is absolutely beneficial to have. As always, thank you very much for reading this article. If you found it helpful, please share it with your hockey friends.
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