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Old 2004-10-13, 01:37 PM   #1
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Unihoc? and Base uni?

My local store has sold out of the right hand version of the hockey stick I was looking at so I was browsing around the web looking at hockey sticks and came across unihoc. I’d not heard of it before, does anyone know about it?

Also does anyone know about a ‘Base uni ’ by BaseBikes? Something else I stumbled on, strange how I gravitated towards a unicycle while looking for a hockey stick.

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Old 2004-10-13, 01:45 PM   #2
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Re: Unihoc? and Base uni?

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so I was browsing around the web looking at hockey sticks and came across unihoc. I’d not heard of it before, does anyone know about it?

Cheers, Gary
Unicycle hockey is a big sport in unicycle communities. There's even a European League

Although, I don't think that equipment has anything to do with the sport. It's just a brand name
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Old 2004-10-13, 03:27 PM   #4
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Re: Re: Unihoc? and Base uni?

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Unicycle hockey is a big sport in unicycle communities. There's even a European League

Although, I don't think that equipment has anything to do with the sport. It's just a brand name
unihoc is presented on that site as if it's a sport. I certainly wouldn't play Unicycle Hockey with that equipment.

I think I'll go a googling.

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Old 2004-10-13, 03:40 PM   #5
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Unihoc is indoor hockey for small people with plastic sticks and pucks. Schools play it.

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ps. what's the shop in Nottingham that sells hockey stuff?
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Old 2004-10-13, 03:45 PM   #6
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The unihoc game you found is played in youth clubs and schools and is a game of little skill and much violence. Most groups don't get the all the goals and extras, a set of sticks in 2 colours and a ball or puck is all that is required - goals are nomally tables turned on there side.

The sticks do take a suprising amount of abuse before breaking but they are to short to be used from a unicycle.

I guess that the uni part of the name stands for universal as it is a game which can be played by most people and the rules are limited - normally made up by the youth group leader on the spot !! The rules are there to limit the violence and bloodloss.

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Old 2004-10-13, 03:45 PM   #7
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I've been a googling and unihoc is a brand that produces floorball equipment, apparently.

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Unihoc is our supplier of floorball equipment. They have supplied the floorball community with equipment for longer than any other company. It can be said that they are the original brand of floorball equipment and also the market leader. Needless to say, all of its products are approved by IFF (the International Floorball Federation) and used by many of the best players in Sweden and elsewhere. We are confident that the quality of these products will help you to make the most of floorball.
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The game of floorball was invented in Sweden a couple of decades ago, and over the past decade, it has become the most popular sport in the country.
It's a fast hockey-like game, played using fiber-composite sticks and a light ball.
There are professional, as well as amateur leagues in many European countries; most of them in Sweden, Finland and Switzerland.
The official format of the game is five players + a goalkeeper on each team.
The goalkeeper has no stick, and the goal is about the size of an ice hockey goal.
No body- or stick checking is allowed.
At MIT, the game is played four-on-four, using smaller goals with no goalkeepers. If you would like to try it out, contact the floorball club for more information.
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Old 2004-10-13, 04:51 PM   #8
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ps. what's the shop in Nottingham that sells hockey stuff?
The one local to me is Decathlon.

There is the Hockey Shop (catchy name eh!) in Nottingham that I haven’t checked out yet.

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Old 2004-10-13, 07:13 PM   #9
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Re: Unihoc? and Base uni?

unicus wrote:
> My local store has sold out of the right hand version of the hockey
> stick I was looking at so I was browsing around the web looking at
> hockey sticks and came across 'unihoc'
> (http://www.newitts.com/Category.pasp). I’d not heard of it before, does
> anyone know about it?


I used to play it at school. Great fun, it was about the best thing we
ever did in PE. The sticks would be unsuitable for adult unicycle
hockey, though. They're far too short to use two-handed, which means
that you can't comply with the rules about holding the stick.

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