Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Toss U'r Gloves - be more sensitive

As many hockey players become animated of affected... they toss their gloves..
We suspect they do this to come closer to the environment - in a more natural and sensitive way...

Ehrm. or ouch? :-)

In reality there is only one kind of Hockey (besides Field Hockey) where you play the game with no gloves. In most other forms of Hockey people tend to keep thick and padded gloves on.

Maybe this is not just only for protection could it be related to a culture too?

This is an old observation from the world of racing. US Nascar drivers was (back in the day) said to use cowboy boots to put "best" pressure on the throttle.. At the same time as the Formula one drivers, back in the day, was said to use ballet shoes. Then depending upon your own perspective - the other guys shoes would be hard to understand - depending upon your own culture. What can we learn from this? Probably that both the cowboy and the ballet dancer had things to teach each other... If this story is fully true or not we do not know.

Let's turn back to the gloves again. Would you play Floorball with gloves? OK, maybe if you are a goalie - I did myself - since I had a blue left hand one day.
But it is also true that most goalies play with no gloves - to optimize their sensitivity for the game.

The grip on the Floorball stick is crucial - it is in fact the main interface between you and the game. And a skills game like Floorball demands full sensitivity and control as you fly your stick through the air.

Some hardcore Floorballers might watch the Swedish Klubbhuset productions on YouTube and we have shown a few here too. One thing that often comes back as a promotional little stunt from them is their own grip called; The Klubbhuset Grey.
We say this is not only a marketing stint - the grip to your stick must be perfect - for the perfect game.

And to you that never ever played Hockey without gloves?
To You We say!

Toss your gloves - give Floorball a chance - u will not regret it as you dive into a new land of sensitivity.
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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!