If the blade is marked as “left” means that you hold your left-hand lower on the stick than your right hand and the stick is on the left side of your body. Right hand - in case your right hand lower on the
The stiffness of the blade is influenced by a material, which the blade is produced from:
Medium and hard blades is not recommended for beginners, children and players which play often on the soft surface.
The floorball blade is essential for quality floorball stick. We can say that if the shaft is not quality and the blade is quality you can somehow play, but if the blade is bad players cannot play well.
Blades can be divided in two groups:
We can say, that classic blade can be formed to be curved.
There are two lengths mentioned in the floorball stick page:
|Body height||Shaft length|
|110 cm||50-55 cm|
|115 cm||50-55 cm|
|120 cm||60-67 cm|
|125 cm||60-67 cm|
|130 cm||70-80 cm|
|135 cm||70-80 cm|
|140 cm||80-85 cm|
|145 cm||80-85 cm|
|150 cm||85-87 cm|
|155 cm||85-92 cm|
|160 cm||90-92 cm|
|165 cm||90-92 cm|
|170 cm||92-95 cm|
|175 cm||95-96 cm|
|180 cm||95-98 cm|
|185 cm||96-103 cm|
|190 cm||100-103 cm|
|> 195 cm||103-105 cm|
The lengths are individual and they can differ on 1-2 cm.
Optimal length of the stick allows you to get the right angle for passing/shooting, you cannot learn properly floorball skills without this angle.
The most of sticks can be cut to custom length.
The stick flex is published at all floorball sticks as a number. The higher the number is the softer the stick is.
The hardness of the stick allows you to move the power from hand to the stick while passing/shooting, the ball is thus kicked off the blade. It is possible to make hard shots with a soft stick.
General rule says, that children and players, who don’t have enough power in their arms choose softer sticks 29 - 36mm. Medium strong players choose the flex 26 - 28mm. Players who are strong enough to bend a stick like a bow choose 23-25mm.
The choice depends on power in hands and arms, not weight of players. If a player of big belly and weak arms does not bend the stick a lot, because the stick is too hard, then he/she bought a wrong stick.
According to IFF (international floorball federation), there is a tolerance 2mm in the flex values. Sometimes players buy a stick of 26mm flex and it is the stick of 24mm an opposite can be the stick o 28mm - that means there can be 4mm difference between two sticks of 26mm.
There are two basic groups of shaft shapes:
You can find both types within straight and curved shafts - in this case the shaft is curved to get a better angle while shooting by a wrist. There are also shafts, which are double curved, twisted or a thinner walls.
There are also types of the shafts, which do not pass on vibrations to hands.
Children should start with a straight shaft, after some years of practising they can choose their favorite shaft technology.
Shaft material influence mainly preferences of the stick. There are several basic groups of the material:
The material is a mixture of glass fibers reinforced by resin.Advantages:
Composite is a mixture of Carbon and glassfibre. It is necessary to pay attention on the proportion between carbon and glassfiber. You should get to know this proportion. The more Carbon sticks contents better quality the stick is.Advantages:
Competition sticks are produced from Carbon fibres. Recently this kind of material was improved - there is now several types of the Carbon - Nano Carbon, Japanese Carbon etc. New types of Carbon are lighter, some of them are much fragile. Fragility is reinforced by sometimes by a layer of Kevlar. Kevlar is more expensive, but supplies sufficient durability for the stick.Advantages:
The stick and the shaft should be attractive for players, but players should realize, that the most important are stick preferences.
There is a size table at each product’s page, the price table says how to convert the length of the foot to the correct size.
How to get foot’s length? See the following image:
When you measure the foot, we recommend to the foot length in case of:
a) sports shoes: 0,25 - 0,5cm
b) skates (winter and summer): 0,5cm
Then you can find the related value in size table - there are sizes in cm and in US or UK sizing.
All dimensions are centimeters. They represents mean value of a body type. The equipment should be looser. If dimensions for height and chest are different, we recommend to use chest dimension. If dimensions for seat and waist are different, we recommend to use seat dimension.
|Extra height||S+ 176 cm||M+ 182 cm||L+ 188 cm||XL+ 194 cm||XXL+ 200 cm||XXXL+ 206 cm|
Measure the size A and size B according to the image: