Thursday, September 13, 2012

Salming show how Floorball leads Hockey


In some part of 2009, as we started this blog with the intention to wake America up to Floorball. One of our first rather serious posts was a post that argued for Floorball sticks and say something like that they are even more advanced as compared to Hockey sticks.

This post is still our most popular post ever at this blog, with close to some 2500 hits and yes, you may find it here:
http://www.floorballcentral.org/2009/11/worlds-best-stick-is-it-floorball-stick.html

Some water has been flowing under the bridges since then and let us now talk Salming/X3M:
Two of their latest inventions for Floorball sticks are the twister as well as the kickzone. We think both are trademarked and most likely patented too. Both are designs that affect the shaft of the Floorball stick, to move the flex of the stick closer to the blade to increase the bounce of the ball of the stick blade and Salming is rather clear as they advertise this as you shoot even harder with a stick like this.

But as you know Salming is also a Hockey brand. And yes Salming are not fully "out on their bicycles" (this is a Swedish saying that means that they know what they do) - of course their stick technologies have been transfered to Ice Hockey too. Both the KickZone technology as well as the twisted stick shaft. Look at this stick buddy! It is to us here - just another Floorball idea transferred over to the Ice.

Image, Salming. Comment; We do think Salmings advanced versions of sticks are readily available in Canada, but not yet   in the USA.

Hmm, wonder if I should not import a Salming Hockey stick to our son, here...

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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!