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So its....floor hockey? I've been playing that since Grade 1?  :?

I dont know what you've played, but floorball is not hockey at all. It's different sports with own rules and floorbaall is played with plastic sticks and ball, not with hockeysticks.

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So its....floor hockey? I've been playing that since Grade 1?  :?

I dont know what you've played, but floorball is not hockey at all. It's different sports with own rules and floorbaall is played with plastic sticks and ball, not with hockeysticks.

Yep, that's basically what we call floor hockey. As far as I know there aren't any professional leagues in Canada but many people play it recreationally.

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It looks like floor hockey with specialized equipment and a few different rules. Why they needed to alter floor hockey I can't say.

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There are a lot of rec leagues in the Ottawa area for Floor Hockey / Ball Hockey - whatever you want to call it.

We were actually allowed to use real sticks, only we had to use white tape so as to not scuff the playing surface.

The last year I played our team sucked. I was the only forward who had played hockey at any level - 3 rd in league scoring that season.

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Maybe floorball is hockey-kind in Canada but in Europe floorballplayers are not useally ex-hockey players etc. And if you are good in ice hockey, it doesn't always mean that you are also good in floorball. And tactics are completely different than in hockey.

Here is some swedish videos from this years World Championships:

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/59/86/44/inneba...lsverige3-3.asx

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/59/86/63/inneba...yfinland6-6.asx

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/59/86/65/sverig...ssegerml7-6.ram

and "air-hook" video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1UOnN-Z_-A...earch=floorball

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Maybe floorball is hockey-kind in Canada but in Europe floorballplayers are not useally ex-hockey players etc. And if you are good in ice hockey, it doesn't always mean that you are also good in floorball. And tactics are completely different than in hockey.

Here is some swedish videos from this years World Championships:

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/59/86/44/inneba...lsverige3-3.asx

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/59/86/63/inneba...yfinland6-6.asx

http://svt.se/content/1/c6/59/86/65/sverig...ssegerml7-6.ram

and "air-hook" video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1UOnN-Z_-A...earch=floorball

Floorball stick: http://www.karhufloorball.net/img/content/...ticks_mk_23.jpg

Ball:

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I get that it's somewhat different from floor hockey, but why? Wasn't floor hockey good enough for these people?

Floorball isn't any new variation of floorhockey or ice hockey. Floorball is own sports it's just not so well known in North America than in Europea.

Sure it looks little bit like hockey, but if you look at it, it also looks like golf, bandy etc.

And some coaches have said that floorballs tactics are closer basketball than hockey.

The International Floorball Federation was founded 1986.

World Champions Men:

1996: Sweden (15 106 spectactors in Final game)

1998: Sweden

2000: Sweden

2002: Sweden

2004: Sweden

2006: Sweden (Sweden won final against Finland 7-6 OT)

World Champions Women:

1997: Sweden

1999: Finland

2001: Finland

2003: Sweden

2005: Switserland (tournament was played in Singapore)

World Champions Men U19:

2001: Sweden

2003: Finland

2005: Sweden

World Champions Women U19:

2004: Sweden

26 lands participated this years WC, Canada was 24. and USA 17.

Only Swedens, Finland, Switserlands, and Czech Rep:s elite leagues are really top leagues. Some of the best players are professionals.

But this is of course still young sports (over 20 years old) and still growing.

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Well....I understand your point of view...I think it looks like it could be an interesting game, but in Canada it would probably be taken as floor hockey becuse that's what we play in gym in schools...with very similar balls to the one you showed, at times. I didn't mean to offend you or anything..but it definately just looks like floor hockey.

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Well....I understand your point of view...I think it looks like it could be an interesting game, but in Canada it would probably be taken as floor hockey becuse that's what we play in gym in schools...with very similar balls to the one you showed, at times.  I didn't mean to offend you or anything..but it definately just looks like floor hockey.

I didn't get mad or anything like that :). I just wanted to make clear that everyone understands what im talking about (with my "great" english skills). Maybe i gave a little too much information...

But anyway, I don't know if floorball will have big future in NA, but the aim is that it will be olympic sport in 2020.

Take care now, bye bye then

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I should join that league...id waste everyone 8) I would play Ice hockey but I cant skate :oops: I have a killer of a shot though.

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I should join that league...id waste everyone  8) I would play Ice hockey but I cant skate  :oops: I have a killer of a shot though.

"I woud play basketball but I cant jump so I should join baseball major league""

Btw. In Finland KRP (floorball team from 2nd highest level) faced Ilves (SM-League ice hockey team) in friendly floorball game, and KRP won 13-4...

Floorball will be olympic sport in 10-20 years.

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i played this today....its crazy u just snapshoot the ball and it goes wicked fast its awesome but not as good as actual floor hockey though.

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It looks like a cool sport, a lot like Floor Hockey mixed with alittle Lacross (meaning the sticks used are sorta simular), I would like to try this sport out but sadly I dont think the local YMCA would have even heard of this sport...

Check out this kool flick from Utube its got some flashly goals and tricks....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_drxYrxt5E...earch=floorball

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I have played it for 15 years now and it have gradually become more physical game. And I think it have most sport injuries / 1000 player in Finland. But main reason for that is speed, hard and totally non-slippery floor + shoes that will stop you instantly .

Many finnish icehockey player play floorball during summer time. It gives your good coordination and agility. And its faster game than icehockey.

But I still need to play also aussie football to fill that "I need to hit someone and hard" thing in me... :)

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I have played it for 15 years now and it have gradually become more physical game. And I think it have most sport injuries / 1000 player in Finland. But main reason for that is speed, hard and totally non-slippery floor + shoes that will stop you instantly .

Many finnish icehockey player play floorball during summer time. It gives your good coordination and agility. And its faster game than icehockey.

But I still need to play also aussie football to fill that "I need to hit someone and hard" thing in me...  :)

Aussie rules football? You don't really hit a lot in the AFL... now the NRL - that's where you get the bone crushing hits... but I digress...

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I have played it for 15 years now and it have gradually become more physical game. And I think it have most sport injuries / 1000 player in Finland. But main reason for that is speed, hard and totally non-slippery floor + shoes that will stop you instantly .

Many finnish icehockey player play floorball during summer time. It gives your good coordination and agility. And its faster game than icehockey.

But I still need to play also aussie football to fill that "I need to hit someone and hard" thing in me...  :)

Aussie rules football? You don't really hit a lot in the AFL... now the NRL - that's where you get the bone crushing hits... but I digress...

You are right , not so much hits , but it isnt as boring as rugby and faster also and sometimes with full speed , some hit can be really hard. And painful...

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