Wednesday, December 18, 2013

You learn something new everyday - today on curved shafts


The basic idea behind a curved, a bow or a double bow shaft on a floorball stick is often explained as.. with the bow (or curve) the tension of the shaft in the forward shooting direction is way stiffer and therefore provide the shooter with a harder shot.
At times it is also said that the curve of the shaft (or bow) at slap-shots - as the stick hits the floor just behind the ball - will force the stick to release its energy with a better kick - at the moment the blade is released from the floor and this kick goes right into the ball... all thanks to the curved or bowed shaft.
Then some experts also say that since the blade comes with a slight angle compared to the straight stick (often between 1 to 3 degrees) it makes the player hit the ball a little bit more behind what a straight stick would do - and this is supposed to mean that the ball is hit slightly earlier and therefore the shot is supposed to come a bit earlier... And this the last part... we do not fully believe in here...

As we recently tested one on the most extreme curved sticks ever built over at SP in Sweden - we realized another fairly unexpected impact from a super bow stick. The curve affected the stick in the most odd way as it came to the stick balance - and it did not fit us at all.

We know here is more Swedish gibberish... But if U have the strength to check this out.. Here is the new pro bow argument.
The bow makes the player place the stick slightly more behind the player in stick-handling situations - you may see this on klubbhuset's eminent video - oops turn of the sound please - only Swedish...
The stick is adjusted like this since the player wants the blade to be 90 degrees against the floor - to feel good. This compensation is due to the small angle of the blade - in this case a G bow 2.0 from Fatpipe...
This placement of the blade - more behind the player - might in theory mean that the player protect the ball slightly better - as a stick-handler with a bow - primarily designed for shooting.

And that was the new thing - at least to us here.

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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.

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