Thursday, March 8, 2012

Salming clears out some questions

One- Piece Sticks.
We have lately seen one-piece carbon fiber Floorball sticks from Oxdog, Unihoc and Salming.
This is what Salming says.
- "We had our first design in this field already in 2005 and we have had a couple on the way." The last one shown in the clip below is the most perfected design so far, but still it might not be the final design they will prefer.

The main issue in this matter is that carbon fiber in a blade is not legal in Floorball according to IFF. The Swedish  State Technological Testing institute, SP, that certifies all Floorball sticks, are however right now in the process of evaluating one-piece carbon fiber sticks. These sticks should make the ball fly even faster. The concern is however related to matters of safety. Is it safe if a carbon fiber blade breaks? Is it safe to play with even faster flying balls?
All these questions are currently being evaluated at the SP institute and the producers expect a definite answer during this year. So dream or reality? We kind of do not know yet.

Here is the clip - I am sorry but they only produce material in Swedish - with no subtitles.
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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!