What size air hockey pucks do I need? Professional rules for air hockey are very specific when it comes to puck size. While the official rules state that a puck must be “exactly” 3.5 inches in diameter, all of the full-sized replacement pucks by the professional air hockey tables are 3 1/4 inches in diameter.
How do you make air hockey pucks slide better? The science behind the air hockey game is that the smooth and slippery surface of the air hockey table can reduce friction, by suspending the puck on a small cushion of air. This will help to make the gliding and sliding of the puck in a straight line much easier and smoother.
What are air hockey pucks made of? Air Hockey pucks are discs made of Lexan polycarbonate resin. Standard USAA and AHPA-approved pucks are yellow, red, and green. In competitive play, a layer of thin white tape is placed on the face-up side. Air Hockey pucks come in circles and other shapes (triangle, hexagon, octagon, or square).
What do you hit air hockey pucks with? Pucks can be struck with any part of the mallet, but never “topped.” And only one puck is allowed on the playing field. Serves fall upon the player scored upon, and whoever is in possession of the puck.