Monday, September 23, 2013

Floorball gives Hockey a lesson? Updated!

Or is it the other way around?
Yes, to be honest this time it is the other way around. Well that is not the most important question - but the question is if Floorball is good for stick-handling skills?

No, that question just turns into a joke.

The other day we posted Patrick Kanes amazing puck/stick-handling skills from a commercial made in Chicago.  We loved it.
Only two days later - Floorball's own answer surface and this time from Pascal Kern in Switzerland.

Here is the original:

 - we guess the guys at Bauer did not explore too much about Floorball. We also just guess that the first video was done for peanuts - and the second one - well that invoice was probably properly typed up and sent by snail mail.
LOL, OK, Sorry for the tease - could just not help it.

Let's at least try to look at this a bit more serious.
If you look very carefully you might notice that out of Mr. Kane's all incredible moves not all are 100% perfect - but as close as any athlete may do this - we guess. It is the same for Mr. Kern, a few hardly detectable moves not 100%perfect in his clip too.
What about speed? The law of physics provides the Floorballer with much lighter equipment - the ball weigh 23 grams and Mr. Kern's stick most likely weigh in at around 200 plus some grams. This indicate that the Floorball moves ought to be a tad bit faster - but in all honestly it is impossible to tell from these clips.
Where we think the subtle difference show is when Mr. Kern do toe-drag sweeps of the ball towards his own body as we see them as utterly fast. Then of course as he kick the ball up in the air and bounce it on the upper side of the stick - a ball makes that move easier than the puck.
But if  Kern is the worlds fastest stickhandler in Floorball, we do not know, and it would not surprise us if we will see more attempts to show of like this from other Floorballers.

Then you might also ask yourself who is paid the most for doing this? And if Floorball in school has anything to do at all - with the fact that Switzerland made it to the world ice hockey championships final last spring?

This is the another video of this kind from Floorball. The first a classic hockey ad featuring Gretzky and Sundin for McDonald's  - then remade in a Swedish Floorball version by Salming.  Enjoy;
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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!