The Big Puck
When Bob Mars had heard that the city of Eveleth was having Christian Bros. build a Guinness Record breaking hockey stick to promote the City and its rich hockey history, he visited with the city and asked them if they would like a puck to go with the stick. Of course they said yes.
Bob brought the proposal to us at CBS and we were ecstatic about the challenge to create the Puck. We first researched the possibility of also breaking a Guinness Book Record. With hours of thought and calculations it was determined that we could not successfully complete it. So it was on to the drawing board to figure out a way to create a puck to scale that would represent all parties properly.
- Diameter: 5′
- Height: 20″
- Weight: 700lbs
It was built to the exact scale as the original Big Stick. Unfortunately it could not be built out of all rubber like a real Puck. It has a metal frame work structure inside to allow for mounting and to give it the rigidity required for the kids to climb on it etc.. To duplicate the perfectly smooth top and bottom we used new 6ply conveyor belting with a 3/8″ top cover. The edge of the Puck is 1/2″ pure rubber that was wrapped with wedge grip belting during the vulcanizing process to create the texture on the edge of a real puck. The Nelson-Williams Company was enlisted to assist in the process. Their autoclave was large enough to cure the rubber to the steel structure.