Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Onepiece FLOORBALL sticks has arrived?


This came in via Twitter today:
oxdog (@OXDOGFloorball) tweeted at 11:26 AM on Wed, Jan 23, 2013: Starting to turn up photos on instagram of some wonderful news http://t.co/UfMGPjN5 #finallyhere #onepiece #news (https://twitter.com/OXDOGFloorball/status/294134144135479296)
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This seems to indicate that, either has SP finally fixed some sort of method to certify these full carbon fiber onepiece sticks.. Or Oxdog use some kind of a temporary permit to have these sticks in the market place. If we are not wrong they, Oxdog, have had some sort of a temporary permit to move these sticks in the marketplace - but a new policy were to be defined - either as soon as SP had a new testing procedure in place - and many hoped that this should be fixed to the WFC2012 - or later.
We have also seen that the onepiece stick has been reportedly used in a high end Finnish game... otherwise it has been rather quiet about these sticks. And since it seems like Oxdog goes a bit tip toe in their announcement today... we are not certain here - right now on what exactly the larger development might be?
Onepiece linked in via oxdog's own instagram feed

This is for sure cool sticks. But if they are 100% OK now to be tested and certified by the IFF yet - we do not know. If they will be OK - we think that both the other two brands, Salming and Unihoc will not be too far behind - in particular since the months that have passed. and this fact might have given them some time to play catch up, since the day when they also showed prototypes that looked a bit "rugged".

If the verdict instead is that no SP can not test these kind of sticks (not likely) - or SP deem these sticks as not safe enough, or something. Then these kind of news might just become a curiosity.

Since we are born optimists here - we think that these sticks might be here to stay and - yes we say that Floorball will move forward with sticks like these - however we should know more soon - hopefully.
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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!