Title:
Quicker hands
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A hockey stick is provided with a safety cord attached to the blade portion coupled to the ball portion. The impact surface, cord, and ball all cooperate to produce a time saving device, improved stick-handling when the ball is misplayed. The blade portion uses the front and back sections that stick-handling and hold the ball in range. The front section is provided with a safety cord that mates with a hole, on the blade the cord section and impact surface has a safety cord that is held between the ball and the back of the blade portion. The cord portion of the designed is to control the ball when the hockey stick is quickly moved from side to side. The cord portion produces a control mechanism for the ball. When the safety cord, ball, and hockey stick sections are assembled together, the blade surface is used to, stick-handle with the ball and the safety cord, to make the best use of practice time. If a mistake is made the ball will not roll away. The assembled safety cord, ball, and hockey stick produce a safe, time saving device for stick-handling and shooting by not having to retrieve the ball when errors occur, or controlling the ball from hitting and damaging interior furnishing.



Inventors:
Abildgaard, William Charles (Wallingford, CT, US)
Application Number:
10/763738
Publication Date:
12/22/2005
Filing Date:
06/18/2004
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
473/446, 473/560, 473/425
International Classes:
A63B67/20; A63B69/00; (IPC1-7): A63B69/00
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Primary Examiner:
ARYANPOUR, MITRA
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
WILLIAM C. ABILDGAARD (WALLINGFORD, CT, US)
Claims:
1. What I claim my invention is . . . is Quicker Hands is a ball controlling device that incorporates a hockey stick, that is attached to a safety cord, which is coupled to the blade portion of the hockey stick at one end of the safety cord. At the other end of the safety cord a ball is coupled. The impact surface, cord, and ball all cooperate to produce a fun toy to play with and a time saving device. The system helps individuals training to increase their hockey skills by improved ice and roller hockey ball or puck handling, shooting, and passing. Because when the ball is misplayed the cord reacts by holding the ball in range. The blade and cord are designed to allow the ball to be moved quickly from side to side, the system uses the front and back sections of the blade for passing, stick handling and shooting. An additional feature is the ability for the individuals to pass the ball to themselves by quickly by keeping the stick cupped, a rapid succession of passes can be made in a quick continuous manner. Alternatively, play with it just for the fun of it. The results are quicker hands, better hand eye coordination and longer practice sessions because it is fun to play with. Ball and puck handling, shooting, and passing are more fun because when the ball is misplayed it come right back. The blade and cord sections allow the front and back sections to be used for stick handling and shooting while holding the ball in range.

Description:

(1) Quicker Hands is a ball controlling device that incorporates a hockey stick that is attached to a safety cord which is coupled to the blade portion of the hockey stick at one end of the safety cord and to a ball at the other end of the safety cord. The impact surface, cord, and ball all cooperate to produce a time saving device, improved ice or roller hockey ball or puck handling, shooting, and passing when the ball is misplayed. The blade section uses the front and back sections for stick handling and shooting while holding the ball in range.

(2) The blade section is provided with a safety cord that mate with a hole on the blade on the blade surface, and the safety cord section and impact surface has a safety cord that is held between the ball and the front of the blade portion. The safety cord portion of the design is to control the ball when the hockey stick is quickly moved from side to side.

(3) The safety cord portion produces a control mechanism for the ball. When the safety cord, ball and hockey stick sections are assembled together; the blade surface is used to stick handle, shoot, or pass with the ball and safety cord, and hockey stick, to maximize the time player practice time.

(4) If a mistake is made the ball will not roll away, it will always come back to the player. The assembled, safety cord, ball, and hockey stick produce a safe, time saving device for practicing ice or roller hockey stick handling, shooting and passing, by not having to retrieve the ball when errors occur, and controlling the ball from hitting valuables and damaging interior furnishings.

(5) The hockey stick is modified from its current state by drilling a hole through the middle of the blade portion in the middle area of the blade. The Cord is ⅛″″ in diameter×28″ long consisting of an elastic cord wrapped with thread. At each end of the Cord, a metal anchor is secured by crimping it to the Cord. The Cord is then inserted through the hole in the ball and the other end of the Cord is inserted through the hole in the blade portion of the hockey stick.

(6) The Balls range in size and weight from a small golf ball size ball to a larger softball size depending on the individual experience, size, and strength and training objectives. Prior to being connected to the Cord, a small hole ⅛″ OD is drilled into the ball the One end of the Cord is then inserted into the ball. The metal anchor on the end of the Cord will hold the ball securely in place.

(7) The Anti-friction Strip is a hard plastic strip ¼″×the same width and length of the blade portion. The Anti-friction Strip is secured to the bottom of the blade portion of the hockey stick. An epoxy adhesive is used to secure the Anti-friction Strip to the bottom of the blade.





 
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