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Underwater hockey

Choosing the equipment for underwater hockey

Scubaland is the specialist of underwater activities in France. Based in the city of Brest in Brittany, Scubaland offers the right equipment and accessories for underwater hockey in shop or on the online website scubaland.co.uk. The choice of underwater hockey equipment with the Scubaland advices. Underwater Hockey (also called Octopush (mainly in the United Kingdom)) is a globally played limited-contact sport in which two teams compete to manoeuvre a puck across the bottom of a swimming pool into the opposing team's goal by propelling it with a pusher. This underwater sport was invented in 1954, the game he called Octopush.

Choose its underwater hockey fins: 

Full foot underwater hockey fins are preferable to fins with a strap that goes behind the foot. They are more comfortable and allow better foot position when swimming. Pay attention to the size you choose. You can use fixed fins to ensure you do not lose them.

Tip: To avoid blisters, you can put neoprene socks. The choice of fins depends on your physical condition.

 

Beginners :

 

Choose a model not too big and soft plastic so you can train yourself decently without tiring after a few minutes. Such fins do not allow you to do great acceleration.

 

Fins Mares Avanti Excel are ideal and the fins Express Aqualung (including for regular players women and man)

Regular players of Octopush:

 

The more rigid plastic models have a faster response time, allowing you to start and accelerate faster. Then it all depends on your physique. For the tough players but not strong prefer rigid fins small. The beats will be faster with a small amplitude and frequency. For power players prefer large fins  slightly less rigid. The beats are slower but with greater amplitude.

 

Fins Avanti Quattro Power Mares are perfect. Note that even when the Avanti Quattro Power Mares require great strength in the thighs and are more suitable for bigger riders. 

Players confirmed of Octopush :

 

The fiber fins (glass or carbon) have a short response time and thus enable better acceleration. They are shorter than the Mares Avanti Quattro Power so it is easier to turn around and change direction. Their lightness is surprising when moving from Avanti Quattro Power Mares to Breier fins fibers.

 

The underwater hockey fin of the brand Breier are perfect. 

Go to our online website www.scubaland.co.uk for choosing your fins. 

Choosing the underwater hockey snorkel. 

Underwater hockey snorkel must be:

  • Soft not to hurt the players, be comfortable and conform to the shape of the head.
  • Its diameter should be medium (the thumb should fit). If it is too small, the air flow will not be enough for the ventilation of the player, if he is too fat, expel water before breathing will be impossible.
  • It should not exceed too much head to avoid getting the snatch by another player but also for better ventilation.

NB: Rigid snorkel and quick purge (drain system from the bottom) are prohibited.

 

Scubaland recommend the snorkel Tubair Beuchat, perfect for the practice of underwater hockey.

Go to on our website www.scubaland.co.uk

Choosing the underwater hockey mask. 

Underwater hockey mask must be bi glass (no single glass for both eyes) safety glass (glass and not Plexiglas) for better shock resistance. More underwater hockey mask will be big, the more it will tear during games, but it is smaller, the field of vision is reduced. In the front, it is advisable to prefer a small underwater hockey mask to keep it in the melee.To the rear, the field of view is more important.

 

For choosing your underwater hockey mask, note that the silicone skirts are more comfortable.

 

Generally, underwater hockey players use spearfishing masks for this activity. A small mask with good lateral field of vision exists, it has the glasses closer to his eyes. This is the Micromask Aqualung. 

Not to lose the mask, there is a system of straps for attaching it on the head.

The accessories for underwater hockey or Octopush

To improve your practice of underwater hockey, we offer bags to carry and store your equipment, microfiber towels, racket sticks...The sticks used in underwater hockey or Ocotpush are usually made or wood or plastic, are roughly 12 inches (30 centimeters) in length, and are painted, dyed or otherwise colored either white or black. Stick color is used to designate a player's team during competition (one team is equipped with white sticks and the other team with black). 

 

Go to our website to choose your equipment for underwater hockey or Octopush. A large selection of underwater hockey gear among the Brands Breier, Mares, Aqualung, Beuchat…