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A hockey puck gets crushed by a hydraulic press in crazy viral video

Updated 4 years ago
Published Mar 22nd, 2016 10:15PM EDT

If you’ve ever been a goalie in hockey, you know that hockey pucks are not soft little discs. In fact, they’re very hard and they really hurt when they’re flying at you at over 100 miles per hour. So I was pretty surprised to see a hockey puck get crushed like a grape in a wild new viral video posted by the Finnish Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube.

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In retrospect, however, I shouldn’t have been at all surprised that a hockey puck wouldn’t be able to withstand pressure from the hydraulic press since it’s made of solid vulcanized black rubber.

All the same, it’s a bit jarring to see how easily the puck gets squished under the power of the press, as you can see in this screencap…

…and it’s not too long before the entire thing simply bursts apart…

…leaving only these remains behind…

“Hockey puck exploded!” exclaimed the man making the video.

It sure did, my friend. It sure did.

The entire Hydraulic Press Channel is filled with similarly amusing videos, if you’re interested in this sort of thing. The channel bills itself as the only place for people who “wanna see stuff getting crushed by hydraulic press” and it does not disappoint.

Check out the whole thing below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.