Monday, December 12, 2011

Running late here

We have not been able to keep up the speed here due to several factors. But there is so much interesting things to report upon. First of course the WFC and several interesting postings from the IFF.
We will try to get back to all this in due time. For now we will only toss up a little reflection on the furious stick development that is racing around or what do you think about this?


Lets do the weight numbers for some of the very latest Floorball sticks in a regular length approx 96 cm:
191 g = 6.73732 oz From Fatpipe
204 g = 7.19588 oz From Salming
214 g = 7.54862 oz From Unihoc

Crazy? Hmm let us compare with the lightest Ice Hockey stick.
Wikipedia claim that the lightest composite Hockey sticks are at 390 grams and up (probably an old article).
Hmm, still about twice as heavy, but not twice as long.

This leads to the interesting idea that maybe a Floorball producer should try to make the worlds lightest Hockey stick too? Since it seems like they have some knowledge - the Hockey guys might be missing here?

The weight spells speed, in both stick-handling as well as in shooting and delivering quick passes...
And it sure seems like the true weight race in Floorball just started.
But will they not break? Hm, we honestly do not know - some say, yes these sticks will break more easily others say na - this is better carbon-fiber from Japan or something so no they will not break....

I will stick with my old heavy tool for another couple of months... but hmm...
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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!