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Glide Peg Design
Another component of puck design for off-ice play revolves around the shape of the peg. As stated previously, when the first plastic roller hockey pucks were introduced back in the early 1990's, the glide peg design was simple, and intended for indoor play on Sport Court, or a similarly smooth surface. To the credit of those early designs, they worked quite well for their intended purpose.
But roller hockey is a diverse and flexible game. The beauty of playing hockey on inline skates as opposed to on ice is the advantage of being able to play in a wide variety of locations on an array of different surfaces. ProPuck was designed to be versatile, providing the player with the potential for excellent puck peformance and a more rewarding game experience, regardless of the surface of play chosen. We as designers were players first, and know firsthand that a floppy, bouncy puck will ruin a hockey game very quickly. ProPuck's glide peg design addresses this basic need for a fluid, smooth puck that stays flat, rolls less, and doesn't bounce.
The Propuck Glide Pegs are much more substantial then the competition
In the above illustration, the difference in design between the two pucks is evident and simple in its approach to addressing the issue of keeping the puck sliding smoothly over rougher surfaces. The ProPuck glide peg displaces more surface area than the plastic puck so it tends to glide over irregularities such as cracks and divots (as illustrated in the above close ups of the two pucks in motion on a less than optimal playing surface). The plastic puck's small and rounded glide peg is not up to the task of keeping the puck flat. As previously stated, the plasitc puck was designed for smooth surfaces only.