Does stick wax help improve puck control?
Our friends at ProFormance Wax Company (www.proformancewax.com) definitely think so. And they were kind enough to send us some samples to see for ourselves.
According to the folks at ProFormance Wax not all wax is formulated for ice conditions. So they created the first line of stick wax specifically developed for ice hockey.
When we received the samples they sent for us to share with our team of Peewee AA team we noticed right away what makes ProFormance Wax different.
Their unique products and process involves applying two different layers of wax to your stick for maximum puck control.
The BASE layer application is designed to waterproof the stick tape and help prevent snow / ice build-up. It’s quick and easy to apply by rubbing the base layer on your stick.
They also offer a GOALIE GRIP formula for your stick handle to help improve top hand control.
Having used other stick wax products before, our players and coaches really liked the ProFormance Wax products. Here’s what a few of our Peewee AA players had to say:
“It’s a lot easier to pick up the puck and keep in on my blade.”
“I like how the puck sticks to my blade when I pull it back for a quick wrist shot.”
“It smells awesome! That’s really cool that they made it smell good.”
At first we thought it was pretty funny that the first thing the kids noticed was that the product smelled good.
Then we remembered that when you’re sitting around with a team of 12 year old boys, who reek of sweaty hockey gear, having something that provides a kind of air-freshener is really quite a good thing.
The folks at ProFormance Wax said that the scent was added to help make the product unique. They are also planning some new packaging that will allow their products to more literally serve as an air-freshener in player’s bags. Pretty cool if you ask us.
Our Peewee players have been using ProFormance Wax for the last week now and it’s safe to say it’s become part of their pre-game ritual.
While the product is not available in stores as of this writing, the company is expecting to be available at retail by year end.
If you or your young hockey player would like to try out ProFormance Wax for yourself, please visit their website www.proformancewax.com to order. A starter kit starts at $6.99 and full-size individual waxes start at $9.99.
Readers of Youth Hockey Review can receive a special 20% discount on their online orders. Just enter “GAMESERIOUS” as the discount code during checkout.
We want to say THANK YOU to ProFormance Wax for giving us a chance to try out their terrific new products.
Other than the samples provided, they have not (and are not) compensating us in any way for our review and recommendation.
We enjoy the chance to try out and review new products, and hope you our readers find the information we share helpful.