Monday, December 3, 2012

Pale Salmon Pink

Back in the ice-age the Sport Bandy came to the TV and no-one could see the ball. It was like 22 guys skating around in a snowstorm and poff when half of them raised their arms straight in the air the TV spectator knew that they had scored.
Since this was during the black and white TV era, when most TV's came in at 25 inch or something... they could not just switch to an orange ball - but they did later on...

In table tennis they figured out that the ball was not just too fast for the game or too hard to see on TV. So they took on some radical measures some years ago and enlarged the ball. Wow kind of - for any traditionalist.

Tennis went from white balls to yellow ones...

We know that two of the players on IFF's athlete commission, or whatever it is called, promote an even faster floorball game.

With Internet TV and sometimes not smackin' up the largest screen on the computer.. --- Is it just me or is the ball hard to see now and then from the WFC?
Is the ball too small and too fast? Na, I do not think so..

But with some larger glares on the Floor, and toss in some logotypes on top of that... Hm in Switzerland I think they earlier stopped one kind of blade colors for the sticks - so they would have an easier time to see the ball...on TV.

If TV is one of the prime goals for Floorball - maybe we need a discussion on how to see that fast ball a bit better?
Maybe we should secure so light flares on the floor are avoided (with the right window cover, lightning, and the right mat, it could perhaps help in the best case). Maybe the playing arena must be designed with more contrasting colors? I do not see the blade color on the sticks as an issue... and to do funky things as they do for American Football on TV - where they digitally superimpose graphics on the playing field sounds kind of wrong too - even if some geek probably could come up with a cursor that followed the ball and created tracks too. But that sounds a bit too sick, well, maybe its not?.

Na, we suggest more contrasting colors already from the design phase. We suggest that logos goes up onto big led signs instead either as the boards themselves, like they have it on top soccer games or above/beyond the boards. It would also make things look a bit more exclusive (but also be wooping expensive)
Then we suggest that the Ball is not Pale Salmon Pink - but shiny florescent yellow or orange... This last thing would at least be a way to start...
Cause we want the best product there is.

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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!