Smart Ball Mini Hockey Training Ball helps players develop lightning-fast, soft hands. At 2.8 oz, the MINI is less than half the weight of an ice hockey puck and it's slightly smaller than a golf ball, but doesn't bounce like one. It's a more durable, "true feel" version of a wooden "Swedish" stickhandling ball and not just hollow feeling when you're stickhandling.
The Smart Ball Mini's solid core covered by a Surlyn shell eliminates any pliancy or "smushing" of the ball between the stick and the training surface. The combination of the Surlyn shell and the weight (2.8 oz or 79 g) makes the MINI roll faster than a puck slides on a clean sheet of ice. The proprietary core matches the "dull" bounce of a puck's vulcanized rubber.
The patented, two-piece dynamic core technology feels so much like an ice hockey puck that pro, collegiate, and high school players across North America are using the ball as an essential part of their off-ice skills development. The Smarthockey Training Ball is recognized as the #1 off-ice training ball in the world and can be found in the locker rooms of over 22 NHL teams, 30 European National and Pro teams, 50 US Men's and Women's Division I College teams and numerous Major Junior teams.