Green Biscuit Snipe Review

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by Jeremy Rupke on June 30, 2013

A few years ago I did a review of the Green Biscuit. It instantly became my favourite off-ice puck and I have been recommending it every since. In the review I was only testing it for it’s stickhandling capabilities because that’s what the puck was designed for, and it worked great. The only two problems with the original Green Biscuit was that it was a bit noisy, and if you shot it and hit something hard it would probably break. In comes the Green Biscuit Snipe

The Green Biscuit Snipe is made with a tougher type of plastic that can withstand the force of hitting hard object. The original biscuit is made of a hard brittle plastic, this makes it slide well on cement and rough surfaces, however with a hard direct impact it will shatter. In the video below I compare the Green Biscuit to the Green Biscuit Snipe, I stickhandle with the Snipe, and I test it with some direct slapshots to the post.

Green Biscuit Snipe Video Review

Green Biscuit VS Green Biscuit Snipe

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Original

  • Slides great on all surfaces
  • Made with a hard brittle plastic
  • 4.5 ounces compared to a 6 ounce regular puck
  • If shot against a hard surface it will break

Snipe

  • Slides well on smooth surfaces
  • Made with a durable plastic with a softer feel than the original
  • 5.3 ounces
  • Will not break (under normal circumstances) when shot against hard surfaces

What is the GB Snipe good for?green-biscuit-snipe

If you want to improve your shot I would stick with normal pucks. The Green Biscuit Snipe currently sells for $14.95, you could buy 14 pucks with that money and I think that would be a lot better for working on your shot.

For stickhandling on rough surfaces I would still go with the original Green Biscuit. If you have a smooth surface and a net and you want to work on your hands and still be able to shoot then the Green Biscuit Snipe is for you.

I think it will be great for people who want to work on their moves and shooting at the same time. It is great for anyone who wants to work on those game-situation moves and plays.

What do I recommend?

I like the idea of having one Snipe around for when you need it. Personally if I were to order I would get two original Green Biscuits and one Snipe. I would do this to even out the shipping (it’s about the same for 3 as it is for one) and then I would have backups because I am always misplacing my stuff.

Where to Buy the Green Biscuit Snipe

You can buy the Snipe on this page at HockeyShot.com it currently retails for $14.95

My Favourite Training Aids

The Green Biscuit is among my favourite trainings aids to use, if you’re interested in more of my favourites you can check out my Hockey Products page. I fill you in on all of (in my opinion) the best products to use for training at home.

 

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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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Robert Pilger February 19, 2014 at 6:36 pm

I just got my GB snipe and it won’t slide on the concrete very well, so what do I do and it’s new

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Jeremy Rupke March 4, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Yes, as I said in the review the Original Green Biscuit is the best for sliding on concrete. The Snipe still will, but not as well as the original. I showed the Snipe flipping up a little on a rough surface, it’s primary design is to withstand shots. I guess you could return it, or just keep it and buy the original Green Biscuit.

randy December 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I love my gb also but.nevet noticed this noise but then again im New to hockey and I love trying New things like t blades and such thanks.for.the.comparison!!!

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ryan July 13, 2013 at 3:43 am

Damn, 78 MPH!

Appreciate your honest opinion.
I have the original GB and love it for stickhandling. You’re right about the noise though.

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