Friday, December 30, 2011

Classic events

It is not so long ago since the NHL started with out-door big ice-hockey games, and it seems like they are taking off and almost become larger for each year.
In golf the trend has also been to play games with almost original wooden or hickory clubs to get some of that early antique feeling back. This is also a concept that among many seems to be rather popular.
So it seems like seeking your roots is a good way to diversity a sport and by this attract more people or perhaps a wider audience to the game.

For a more modern sport as Floorball (that has yet to grow out of the diapers) it is not as easy to seek some antique roots. And I am not sure if this is good development idea - in particular on new growing markets.
Maybe it would work in a more mature setting where thet sport has grown very large like in Sweden and Finland?
So the question remain. How would a real "antique" floorball setting look like?
Maybe with only using classic cosom sticks - but playing a game like this with some of the worlds best Floorball players.
Is this the initial seed to the Floorball stick?
Or how would you dream up your own version of a real Classic or antique Floorball game?
And would this benefit the sport? Most people would probably say no.
But the same folks would probably have said no to out-door NHL games as well as hickory wooden golf clubs too?

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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!