Dekerbar FAQ

DekerBar Resource Center

  1. The DekerBar keeps sliding on the SuperDeker or other smooth surfaces
    1. Ensure there is nothing on the surface of the SuperDeker or on the suction cups to prevent a tight seal
    2. Make sure that the suction cups are not on the seam between the two panels.
    3. Make sure that you are pressing down on the yellow inserts to get the suction cups to adhere. You can do this with your fingers, or you can use the butt-end of your hockey stick to press down
  2. The Suction Cups are making it hard to remove the bases from the SuperDeker or other smooth surfaces
    1. There is a little bit of play that allows you to tip the bases over slightly to slip your finger/fingernail under the edge of the suction cup to break the seal.
  3. Why are there so many pieces to the DekerBar?
    1. We designed The DekerBar to be very versatile. To do that, we needed to allow for a set up with, and without, the suction cup.  This allows use on smoother surfaces like the SuperDeker and shooting tiles/pads, as well as taking it on the ice or in the driveway.  Additionally, players have all sorts of obstacles to stickhandle around, and by designing it this way it allows players to be creative and use endless configurations with and without the bars
  4. The bar won’t go all the way to the lowest position and keeps getting stuck
    1. Make sure you do NOT have the O-rings on the bar as they may prevent the bar from sliding to the lowest positions.
  5. The bar on The DekerBar doesn’t stay connected to the bases
    1. The bar was designed to come out if a lot of pressure is applied as not to damage the SuperDeker surface or other smooth surfaces. There are times when players want The DekerBar to stay connected, there are O-rings that can be applied to the bar to lock the bar to the bases.
  6. The DekerBar is bent. Is this defective?
    1. We know when stickhandling in and around obstacles, they sometimes get stepped on. We believed it was better/safer to have the bar bend instead of putting all the pressure on the suction cups and potentially damaging the SuperDeker or other smooth surfaces.  There is flexibility in the bars for all the different height settings, and simply applying some pressure the other direction to straighten out.
  7. What should I do with the suction cups when I take The DekerBar on the ice or any rough surface like a driveway
    1. The DekerBar design allows you to keep the inserts in the base regardless of the surface using it on. If on smooth surface, like the SuperDeker, the suction cups face down and can be pressed into the surface to stick.  If on the ice, or driveway, you can remove the inserts by sliding them up and out of the base. Then you can invert so the suction cup is facing up and slide the insert back in the base
  8. Why would I use the yellow inserts (or the bases) on the SuperDeker without the bar?
    1. We designed The DekerBar to be versatile both on and off the SuperDeker. When you play hockey, there are times you need to avoid other players sticks and skates.  The inserts, or the bases, can be used without the bar to force players to use toe-drags and other dangles to work the puck around the obstacle as they play.