John Hamilton has been kind enough to reply to my private request for advice on
the subject of uni-hockey. Now I’m asking everyone here on the list for answers
to questions and any other advice they may care to add.
I’m looking forward to attending the National Unicycle Convention (NUC) in July.
As I told John, I played uni-hockey with some friends at a juggling convention
and although I had a blast, as a player I was probably more help to the opposing
team than my own. I had never played hockey of any kind before that so I was
So I think it might be good to buy a used hockey stick and something to bat
around and practice in anticipation of more team play. Some questions:
I went to a used sports equipment store and found sticks for sale as well as
ome interesting puck substitutes, like a puck with three one-inch ball
bearings. Package states “Turns concrete into ice.” There was also a hollow
orange plastic ball
What to uni-hockey teams normally use for a puck? A ball or something flat
(like a puck?)
I ride a 24" and am 6’ tall so I think I need a longer stick than the one
provided for me last time. To hold on with both hands I had to lean way
forward. This didn’t work so I ended up swinging the stick one handed like
a fly swatter, resulting in poor control, no power and a pulled shoulder
muscle. I think maybe a longer stick is called for.
Do hockey sticks come in different lengths and if so, what is the longest?
What are the tricks of swinging the stick two handed? With both arms
encumbered and a prohibition against high-sticking, how does one make the
nimble turns required in this sport?
What are some good skill drills for me to practice in preparation for future