Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Blade Revolution?


Have you seen that specific blade design before? This is not just a rhetoric question - it seems like some older Floorball blades show up, both here and there, and they often are "cross-used" on more than one shaft...
Nothing bad with that - but it hints about the reality where the molded blade cost several thousands (in any currency) to design and in particular to make a molding tool for... so big series of plastics comes, as a handy thing for the guy or gal that collects the pay. This is old school...

Here is new school...
Do you want to change this - and maybe have your own Clubs unique blade design = a club logo as the shape of your Floorball stick's blade? Well it is still not for free and you have to pay some 1500 dollars and... well maybe this company can not deliver the right tolerances yet - and  - yes there are a few ends and butts - maybe.. But here is a cool article on molded plastics - that kind of change the playing field - if it now works as announced...http://www.wired.com/design/2013/01/protomold/?pid=1799&viewall=true

If this service would not work for a Floorball blade... well this is still very interesting developments in the area of molded plastics... and if we designed Floorball blades here (we do not) we would check things out.

Then in a few years you might be able to run your own 3D printer and just print the world's coolest Floorball blade..too. Hmm, so we need some fund raising for a 3D printer I guess...
Or, maybe will we all be stuck with onepiece sticks in full carbon by then?


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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!