Choosing a Floorball Stick
A floorball stick should approximately reach your belly button. It is important to choose the right length of the floorball stick to efficiently manipulate the ball. If a stick is too long, manipulation with the ball and shooting can be more difficult. A stick too short makes a small action radius and creates a danger of back injury.
|Body height||125 and less
The shooting side is determined by the hand which holds on the stick lower:
- LEFT – left hand holds the stick lower
- RIGHT – right hand holds the stick lower
Stiffness is one of the most important parameters. It is indicated by numbers 23 – 40, which signify number of millimetres, by which 1m long stick bends when bended by the power of 30N (30 kg). The lower the number, the stiffer the stick. When playing with a stiffer stick, players have to use more power while shooting, otherwise the stick won’t bend sufficiently.
Approximate flex values:
- men 23-29 mm
- women and children 29-34 mm
- children 32-36(40) mm
- professionals 23-27 mm
- amateurs 29-36(40) mm
Stick stiffness according to weight:
- 0-50 kg - 32-40 mm
- 50-60 kg - 30-32 mm
- 60-75 kg - 27-30 mm
- 75-90 kg - 25-27 mm
- over 90 kg - 23-25 mm
Sticks which are too stiff don't provide good manoeuvrability with the ball and make the shooting difficult because the stick isn’t flexible enough. Soft sticks cause difficult shots too because the shaft doesn’t transfer invested energy.