Weighted Training Balls

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  1. BossFHockey

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    Has anyone used a weighted training ball?

    I know Grays have a one (Grays Technique I think) which is like a 1.5x weight ball thats £5 (ish).
    Today I have come across Hippo Sports Balls, via my random Instagram searching, they do 3 weights 155g, 310g, 465g which is standard weight 2x weight and 3x weight.
    But the 3x one is £18 this seems a little steep, is there something really difficult about adding weight to a ball that I'm missing, or is this just that they think that the have a premium product and currently the market to themselves? Do you think this is overpriced? is this a fair cost? someone in the know please explain this to me

    I have heard several rumours that top level players get weighted balls filled with sand or use indoor shot puts to practice with more resistance to work those core muscles in the specific way they need to but an indoor shot put of 1kg is only £15 when I looked.

    so yeh... Discuss... i guess
     
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    I look forward to hearing it. I just dont follow how a 1.5x weight ball is £5, an extra 2 pounds (GBP) and a 3x weight ball is £18 the logic just eludes me
     
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    We have weighted Mercian hockey balls which are approximately 8oz (225g) available in the US. You can special order them from Mercian UK if they don't have them in stock. You might have to go through your local retailer though. Ours came direct from the factory in less than a week, but had to order 60 min.
     
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    Ignoring the cost of materials - which will be negligible. Like most products, price can fluctuate greatly depending on how many of a product has been ordered. You need to weight up the cost of regular hockey balls being ordered and manufactured in batches of 100,000s vs weighted balls being ordered and manufactured in batches of 100s or 1000s.
     
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    You make a good point


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    The 2 people I know that use weighted balls drills holes in them and fills them with sand, and the other use the Grays technique balls.

    Ciriello uses shotputs.
     
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    has anyone tried any weighted balls? since the last time i asked?
     
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    Due to vacation I haven't gotten round to doing this.

    I'm going to drill a hole in 10ish balls and fill them up with sand. Should aid my flick power.
     
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    I have two Grays Technique balls for basic strength building, and for skills, I go the opposite way & use a tennis ball.
     
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    i used tennis balls to work on first touch with some players in our youth section
     
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    Yep because they're v hard to control, if you can keep one on the end of your stick, a hockey ball seems v easy.
     
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    Out if interested how do you close the drilled whole.
     
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