Roll up Shooting Pad – Extreme Passing Kit Review

Extreme passing kit review

by Jeremy Rupke on August 20, 2010

This is our review of the Extreme passing kit which you can find for sale on this page

As a hockey player you should always be looking for ways to improve your skills. When I was a kid I would practice my shooting and stickhandling on a regular basis in my parents barn, but the biggest problem was finding a good surface to stickhandle on.

extreme passing kitTrust me, I tried everything, I kept my eyes open for nice smooth surfaces, I used Plexiglas, laminate flooring, particle board, cardboard….everything. Despite my best efforts, the best surface I ever found was $50 at National Sports for a tiny hockey shooting pad. I used it until it turned black, and eventually misplaced it, but I loved it and I actually practiced a lot more because I knew I had a decent surface to stickhandle on, and shoot from.

Now that I am a bit older I want to help other players who may be going through the same thing I am, so that is why I like to review new products and test them out, it gives other hockey players a chance to see what they are like, and if they are worth buying!

The Extreme Passing Kit Review

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The Extreme passing kit is a product by hockey shot that is meant to provide hockey players with a smooth surface for stickhandling and shooting, and also a pass rebounder for players to practice passing and one-timers.

Compared to Other Products

The extreme passing kit is similar to the tape 2 tape, and the hockey skill pad, but cheaper with a larger surface area and not so bulky

Out of the Box

The passing kit comes rolled up in a large box.The box is about 4 feet tall, and a foot wide

Size

The extreme passing kit is 8 feet long and 4 feet wide, giving you plenty of room to line up a bunch of pucks in a row for rapid fire slapshots, or practice a few moves before you test them out on the ice.

Price

You can buy this product for $139.95 on this hockeyshot page you can save $10 if you put in our coupon code HOWHCKY001 that means you get an 8×4 roll up shooting pad, along with a pass rebounder for $129, at that price you get the best value, and you will get a lot more use out of the pad than if you bought a smaller one.

Set-up instructions

You don’t have to do much to start shooting. The “extreme passing kit” is basically just a roll-up shooting pad with a pass re-bounder built into it. The key is to get the passing kit nice and flat before you start practicing. In order to get it really flat I was told it should be laid flat with something heavy on it for a few days.

For my roll-up shooting pad I just put a sheet of plywood on top, and that worked great!

Detailed Review of the Extreme Passing Kit

Hockey skill pad reviewThe kit is pretty simple, like I said before it is a roll-up shooting pad with a pass re-bounder. In the picture to the left you can see the re-bounder. The concept is pretty simple, a bungee cord attached to two posts. Could you make something like that yourself? Yeah probably, but this is done professionally, and it is really solid, so you don’t have to struggle with it to get it to work

The bungee cord posts are attached to the back with a solid steel (I think it is aluminum) backing.

Bungee cord vs elastic band – A lot of puck re-bounders in the past have used elastic bands, the problem with these is that the band tends to break after extended use. The Extreme passing kit uses a bungee cord because they are known to last a lot longer than a simple elastic band.

How does the puck slide?

The puck slides great on the shooting pad, one thing I like about the passing kit is the size. My previous shooting pad was big, but this one is huge! I can actually stand on it and pull a few moves. The puck moves just as well on the roll up shooting pad as it does on a hockey shooting pad, and the dry land hockey training tiles. If you want to get even closer to the on ice feeling I recommend the Green Biscuit, you can even use it on rough surfaces.

Passing

Passing is simple, just pass the puck into the bungee cord and it comes back to you. If you have a bad pass (wobbly) the puck will either go over the bungee cord, or come back, but flip over a bit.

If the shooting pad is not nice and flat, the puck will be more likely to roll over the bungee cord and not come back to you. The roll up pad comes rolled up, so to get it flat you should put something heavy around the edges for a few days. I put a sheet of plywood on top and it worked great.

One-Timers

one timer hockeyI had a lot fun of practicing my one-timers with this product. It can’t get any simpler, pass the puck into the bungee cord, wind up, then shoot. I would definitely recommend the extreme passing kit rather than just getting one that attaches to a smaller shooting pad. With a smaller shooting pad you will not have a lot of time to set up.

The roll-up shooting pad / extreme passing kit is 8 feet long, so you have a lot of time to set up the one timer. I think this is important because it allows you to focus on proper form and technique.

You can also move the shooting pad around and practice receiving a one timer from different angles.

Shooting

This one is a no-brainer, the roll up pad is perfect for shooting. With some of the small hockey shooting pads you will run out of room if you want to do a full wrist shot with a nice big wind-up.

With the extreme passing kit you can use a full wind-up and then some. Slapshots are great, I was hammering them at full force and the shooting pad held up to all my abuse. Another great option is lining up a bunch of pucks all along the pad, being 8 feet long you can put a puck every foot and practice rapid fire slapshots.

Overall Thoughts

In the penalty box

There are only a few things I would like to mention about the extreme passing kit. The first one is that if  you REALLY fire a puck into the bungee cord it will not send the puck back, I don’t see any point in passing them full force into the bungee cord though so that was not really a problem for me.

The next would be if you have ripples in the shooting pad, and then give a hard pass into the bungee cord, the puck may come a bit off the pad and then go over the bungee cord. I only had this problem if I tried using the extreme passing kit right after I un-rolled it. For the best results, just make sure the roll up shooting pad is nice and flat

On the scoreboard

I really like the fact that I can practice stickhandling, passing, shooting, and one-timers all with one product. Here are a few benefits of the roll up shooting pad

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  • Fairly easy to transport ( a bit of a pain to roll up, use a belt to keep it rolled up) much easier to move than a regular hockey shooting pad of the same size
  • Puck slides great
  • Puck re-bounder works well
  • Lies nice and flat
  • Allows hockey players to practice a number of skills
  • Large area is great for practicing a bunch of different stickhandling moves comfortably
  • Good for practicing the one-timer

If there were a product like this when I was younger I would have bought it in a heartbeat. I am a firm believer in spending money on good products, especially if they will help you better yourself, or improve a skill. Money comes and goes, but when you learn a new skill it will stick with you forever.

Extreme Passing Kit Video Review

In this video we give you a detailed extreme passing kit review. I show you a close up of the product, show you how big it is, how the puck slides, and how the pass rebounder works.

Where to Buy the Extreme Passing Kit

If you want to buy the passing kit then check out the hockey shooting pads on Hockey Shot don’t forget to use our coupon to save $10 HOWHCKY001

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Hi my name is Jeremy. I LOVE hockey and I am passionate about improving and helping others improve. My goal is to break every hockey skill down into easy to understand articles and videos. I explain everything step-by-step to help others improve. If you want to learn more about me you can read my about page. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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Jeff July 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I went to order the Extreme Passing Kit using the $10 coupon offered on this sight. When I entered it and then tried to get the free shipping offer the sight would not allow both to be applied? Since the shipping is almost $50 obviously the $10 coupon wasn’t the wise choice. Not sure why they would provide a $10 coupon only to refuse it when you apply their free shipping coupon for orders over $100?

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Jeremy August 12, 2012 at 10:40 am

Yeah you can only use one or the other, it probably makes sense to use the free shipping code when it is available

Anthony July 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm

In one of your videos you said that you like the bungee cord built rebounders better than the elastic band ones. Does this apply only for the X-passer/pass-master, or do you prefer the bungee cord model over the one-timer model? Thanks for your time, your tip videos are extremely useful, and your review videos are very informative.

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Jeremy July 21, 2012 at 10:05 pm

In general I like the re bounders that use bungee cords. They just feel and respond a lot better.

Deven May 24, 2012 at 8:53 pm

whats better the tiles or roll up practicing stickhandling and snap shot the most.

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Deven May 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

what is better the roll up or the tilee, if they were exactly the same size which would u pick. Setting up my new hockey net with rebounder down stairs and was wondering if i should the get the tiles. I need to practice my stickhandling and snap shot the most.

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Evan March 12, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Will the wind blow it away

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James January 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm

when you purchase this item does it come with the green biscuit?

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Skip July 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Thanks for an awesome site !!! I’m gonna share it with the team I manage, the Adirondack Black Bears….. Check us out on Facebook!

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Joe May 3, 2011 at 11:42 pm

I got EPK about 3 months ago and I can’t make it flat.. I put a sheet of plywood on it but after 3 days I can still see two very noticable bumps. Overall it seems to be a good product I just wish I could make it perfectly flat.

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Jeremy May 4, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Thanks for sharing Joe. They must have changed the material used in the sheets. The first one I got was perfectly flat in no time, the second one still has a bit of a bump, but it doesn’t effect my stickhandling at all. I have one for inside and one for outside and my indoor one would flip the puck up the odd time off the bungee cord so I just built a cover to go over the top and it works even better. Now the rebounder is similar to the X-Deviator pass rebounder.

Dennis A March 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Hi! I’m just starting to get into hockey (finally, at the age of 23) and I was trying to figure out whether to buy the roll up pad or the pro hard shooting pad. I know that the roll up pad is bigger, but I’m just curious on how long it takes to get it flat. Portability on the roll up pad is a plus, but how hard is it to get flat once you get where you need to go? Any help would be great and I LOVE the website. Keep up the good work!

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Jeremy March 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Hey, it only took me about a day to flatten mine out, I put a piece of plywood on top. For my other one I put a few sticks on the sides with weights and that worked fine. As far as rolling them up and moving them they are a pain in the ass to roll up. You can do it, but it takes some effort, when you roll it up use a belt or bungee cord to keep it rolled up, bungee cords work the best. I like the roll up shooting pad way more because it is bigger, but I do like the handle on the pro shooting pad.

If you roll up the shooting pad and then unroll it then it will take a little while for it to lay flat again, probably a few hours

Eric C February 1, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Heya,

I got mine this week, and the puck definitely doesnt seem to go as smoothly as yours. Did you apply a layer of wax on top?

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Jeremy February 2, 2011 at 4:47 pm

That’s a bit strange, I did not do anything to it. I thought that when I first got mine it was REALLY smooth. I haven’t had to apply polish or anything, but I heard that it works.

Eric C February 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm

The green biscuit was fantastic, but pucks were flipping and hopping all over the place. I ended up emailing the guys at HockeyShot, and they recommended the liquid turtle wax. I tried it, and its MUCH improved. It’s worth mentioning here since others may be experiencing the same issues as me.

Then again, it was blizzard-ing everywhere when I got mine, so maybe the temperature may have effected it. Regardless, I’m much happier now.

Tyler glennon December 3, 2010 at 4:04 pm

For the roll up pad with the one timer on it. After I roll it out how long does it take to flatten out. And how do you store it

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Eric Brunet October 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I just wanted to say that I don’t see the utility to buy the passing kit. I saw the video and it gave me idea to put a bungee cord with hooks at the end directly on the shooting pad. I tried it and the tension in the bungee cord keeps it in place. You can buy these kinds of cords for only 2$… You can adjust the height with watever you want, but it is naturally perfect. I don’t say I think the passing kit is useless, I just wanted to give some advice for people who have already their shooting pads and want to recreate a passing kit. Sorry for faults, I’m french.

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Jeremy October 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm

That is definitely an alternative Eric. I have recommended the same to some people on a budget, if you are resourceful it is a good solution, but the passing kit works well so some people prefer just to get it all ready to go.

I definitely recommend the roll-up shooting pad though, I use mine all the time for stickhandling and shooting.

Josh December 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm

what did you use to keep your bungee cord weighted down and stretched out?

Kit August 21, 2010 at 11:24 pm

How is the bungee cord model compared to the one-timer model? By the way, very nice review as always, Jeremy!

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Jeremy August 22, 2010 at 12:42 am

I would say they both performed about the same. The only downside to the one you screw on, is that you need to put the screws in if you want to put hard passes into it (making it harder to take it off), and I hear the band will break after extended use.

For the bungee cord version it performed the same (just make sure it is nice and flat), it is less bulky, and cheaper too!
I would probably get the bungee if I had a choice. The only advantage to the other model is that you can take it off and use it in other places if you want.

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