A hockey shooting tarp is probably one of the best investments that you could put to use in your hockey training efforts. Not only does it help you to strengthen your shooting game, but it also helps to protect your walls, appliances, and maybe even people who could walk into the path of a flying puck. Hanging a tarp is not difficult at all, here are some basic instructions that might help you hang yours.
When Installing Inside Of A Basement Or In A Garage
The Sniper’s Edge shooting tarp can be hung from the ceiling; in a garage, in the basement or any other room or structure. Here is one of the most common types of installations. It is very straight forward and easy to do.
Attach the top of the tarp using the metal grommets to a standard 2×4 that is as long as the width you want to install the tarp to. The width of the Sniper’s Edge tarp is 16 feet, but it can be installed to half of that width if you need to use less room. If this was the case, you would use a 2×4 of a length equal to the width that you want to install the Sniper’s Edge shooting tarp onto.
Once you have the 2×4, aligned and have attached the top of the tarp to the 4-inch side of the 2×4 using the 9 metal grommets on the tarp and 9 wood screws and washers. One inch screws work great. When you are attaching the tarp, don’t forget to catch the included bungee ball cords between the tarp and the 2×4 on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grommets starting from the left. If you fail to do this, there will be problems.
Next use three eye or hook screws. Even bicycle hanging hooks work. One at each end of the 2×4 and one in the middle of the 2×4, in the 2-inch side, you will screw in an eye/hook screw, or bicycle hook. When the tarp is hanging the screws will be pointing up towards the ceiling.
The final step is to use the eye/hook screws to hang the 2×4 from the ceiling. Again use either an eye/hook screw in three places in the ceiling/joists. Simply connect the grommets to the hooks that you installed.
If installing in front of a wall, the shooting tarp should be installed so that it is approximately one foot from the wall.
Then use 3 sections of rope, cable, or chain to hang the 2×4 from the ceiling. You do not need to use very heavy rope, chain, or cable because the total weight of the tarp is only 23 LBS, plus about another 20 pounds for the 2×4.
NOTE: The Sniper’s Edge Shooting Tarp should be installed at a height so that the bottom of the tarp touches the ground and then comes back toward the shooter around one to two inches.
If you follow these steps, you should have your hockey tarp hung in no time! Have fun, and keep practicing those shots until you are unstoppable.