Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Let's shine some light on Pickleball, and Floorball balls


This is a Finnish Ball Design for Floorball from Precision

Here is a good resource that describes Pickleballs...
http://www.pickleballcentral.com/Pickleball-Selection-Guide---Balls.html

We are most interested in in-door balls since they are in fact Floorball balls.

Then we discover that in Canada they already use Salming Aero Floorball Balls for Pickleball
Here http://www.okpickleball.ca/pickleball-balls/
Of course they fail to report these balls as Floorball balls and they think it is some sort of a Floor Hockey ball.. or something? Geeze!!!!

So why would Floorball balls be so different compared to an in-door Pickle ball?

OK first of all - Floorball Balls goes through an extensive testing at the Swedish National Tech Testing instutute SP. These tests follow guidelines being determined/developed by the IFF and SP.
This document provides some ideas on how serious this is done.
http://www.sp.se/sv/units/certification/product/Documents/SPCR/SPCR_011.pdf

Then the balls? Slightly more expensive yes...
Well, we have already shown this one right



But there are more versions...
The current WFC Ball cr8ter from Unihoc

This is another design called Rotor from Oxdog

Then of course if you plan to play Pickleball with kids - why not settle for Angry Birds Balls?
They come in a package like this...
made by Fatpipe licensed by Rovio

And you know what - Floorball comes with many many other Balls that would work perfect for indoor Pickleball. Hepp!



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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!