The IDS Pro Shot
The Rocket Puck
The Franklin Commander
The Rbk Speedpuck
Metalic orange street hockey puck (for Jacks ammusment)
Aren't you guys forgetting the JOFA SpeedPuck?
Inline Hockey Central
Does the Mission Spyder puck still exist, other than the one or two I have in the garage?
Ron Sardina #89
SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles 1995-1999
Founding member of ECRHA
For the past 10 years or so that we have had roller hockey at the Susquehanna Sports Center we have always used the IDS puck. For PIHA IDS. We have tested other pucks through the years as well when they were sent to us to sample. We still are currently using the IDS puck.
Recently however, we were given one RBK speedpuck to test, about a month ago. This thing is made by the same people that made the JOFA speedpuck and the RHI speedpuck. At the time that puck first came out it was the best thing out there. It was also, back then the only thing out there, if you all remember. The knock on it then, its one major flaw, was that the puck would crack, usually at its center, where it had the little air grooves in it. Remember how the center just busted right out? Or it would crack in half, especially during temperature changes.
Well there have been some major improvements in this puck after we tested it with some high competition mens hockey. No longer is there any more of the air groves. Those now are filled in and this puck is solid. It has the same look to the JOFA speedpuck, but with the centers now solid, this puck has some weight to it. This has many good advantages. One it has a more solid feel on the blade when you stickhandle. The puck isnt bouncing all over the floor when you quickly chop back and forth with the puck, like the IDS sometimes tends to do. It also takes off harder. Giving you that solid shot that you would get with an ice puck. Even makes that clank sound like a puck when you hit a post or crossbar. (We all hate that, but its the coolest sound there is) It has a definite velocity when you shoot that neither the IDS or the Rocket puck give you. And when its in the air sailing to the net, it comes in like an ice puck does, not flopping and turning like a cartwheel. It actually looks like a hockey puck when its shot.
On the floor, without a doubt this is the fastest moving puck Ive seen (passing and moving it). Most all pucks fly on our surface. We have one of the fastest surfaces for pucks and skating there is. (opinion) But this puck glides like ice and it does so off the boards as well.
The one thing that it does that doesnt make it perfect is because of its width and perhaps extra weight, is that it had a tendency to get on its edge a bit. An easy right to left drag with the stick pulls it down, but it didnt do it too often. Personally I loved it, and many of the Lunatic Players loved it as well. I think it could improve the game in a great way.
"Remember when you are not practicing, somewhere someone is and when you meet him, he will win"