Train Without a Partner with Tape 2 Tape!
Purpose: The Tape 2 Tape is a product designed to help players work on their skills at home without having to be on the ice. Players can practice passing, shooting and stickhandling.
Prices: $169.95 for the complete system (features: roll up shooting pad)
Video: Below is a video that shows the Tape 2 Tape in action.
Top Features: Tape 2 Tape allows your player to practice three essential hockey skills: passing, shooting and stickhandling. The Tape 2 Tape is also useful for practicing one-timers, which are often not practiced.
Tape 2 Tape has the ability to be set up on any angle to stimulate real game situations. It can be set up on a 45 degree angle to stimulate a pass coming from the corner of the rink. At 90 degrees it will stimulate a point to point pass. Or you can position the Tape 2 Tape in the net and simulate rebounds.
Like an actual game, the puck is constantly in motion with Tape 2 Tape. It also gives the flexibility to practice game situations in the backyard or basement without the need of a partner to feed passes. Tape 2 Tape also teaches players to get the shots on net more quickly, a necessity in competitive hockey. Some other key points:
- The passer provides puck rebound and is helpful with mastering passing and practicing one-timers.
- It can be setup and used in any basement, garage, or driveway.
- Tape 2 Tape’s slippery surface allows for realistic puck handling.
- The shooting surface is flexible and rolls up - it can be set-up and stored anywhere. (The exact measurements are 10ft. by 2ft.)
- The passer is made of durable materials (the same material as ice rink boards).
- The Tape 2 Tape Passer can be used by players of all ages.
Parent and Player Perspective: The Tape 2 Tape is a roll-up shooting pad with a “net” that passes the puck back. It claims to allow players to practice passing, shooting, and stickhandling. Well, not only can players practice these essential skills, but they can practice them alone or with a partner. In addition, they can practice anywhere—inside, outside, in a dorm room, in the basement, in a hallway. Players were impressed with how accurately the Tape 2 Tape mimicked both good and bad passes to actual players. Because the puck bounces back better when hit from the center of the stick to the center of the net, players can concentrate on accuracy. A Bantam player who practiced backhand shots one evening credited a backhand goal the next day to practicing with the Tape 2 Tape while a U8-C declared it “Awesome!”
The Tape 2 Tape is lightweight, easy to setup and move, and easy to store. For smaller kids, you do not even need to weigh down the “net” with water or sand. The word “eventually” in relation to how soon the plastic shooting surface would flatten out was a concern. Surprisingly, though, “eventually” was almost immediately. The Tape 2 Tape performs best when you keep the surface and pucks or balls clean. At $169, it’s expensive, but it’s function and convenience cannot be duplicated with other items. For someone living in an apartment or dorm room, it would be invaluable.
Final period: The Tape 2 Tape is a valuable training tool. The Tape 2 Tape gives young players a training aid that will help them practice essential hockey skills without being on the ice. It a valuable training aid that will help your player improve his/her skills without the need for a partner.
Editor’s Note: When you use the code “cares2″ at HockeyShot.com, parents will receive 10% off the Tape 2 Tape Passer.