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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2019, 11:33:14 PM »
Does the Wetsmeath physio need a heavier sliother??
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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2019, 09:51:11 AM »
Does the Wetsmeath physio need a heavier sliother??
Iíve missed this. What happened?

He is meant to have inadvertently sent a picture of his bits to the Westmeath hurling whatsapp group...

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2019, 09:43:27 PM »
Im a hurling man true. But every game has its faults and no point resting on reputation. Only players with lots of space and time can put the ball over the bar from 100 yards. Seldom you see someone do it under pressure and if you do then its worth the watch like joe canning in 2017. But in order to make things better you correct the known faults first. Like...implement a better hand-pass rule, implement a better spare hand rule,implement the steps rule and implement a standard hurl size. Then tweek again.

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2019, 08:43:52 AM »
Im a hurling man true. But every game has its faults and no point resting on reputation. Only players with lots of space and time can put the ball over the bar from 100 yards. Seldom you see someone do it under pressure and if you do then its worth the watch like joe canning in 2017. But in order to make things better you correct the known faults first. Like...implement a better hand-pass rule, implement a better spare hand rule,implement the steps rule and implement a standard hurl size. Then tweek again.

Standard hurl size? I assume you mean the bŠs? Surely not the length/weight. Maybe have outer limits, but everyone nearly has a unique preference in length and weight of the hurl.

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2019, 09:41:53 PM »
Sorry yes Bas size

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2019, 10:08:07 PM »
Bas size seems to be self-regulating. Too big and it becomes unwieldy, too small and the striking/carrying surface is too small. I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve by micromanaging the Bas size.

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2019, 11:56:20 PM »
Bas size seems to be self-regulating. Too big and it becomes unwieldy, too small and the striking/carrying surface is too small. I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve by micromanaging the Bas size.

Is it unwieldy for the goal keeper?
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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2019, 11:15:13 AM »
Bring back the hurleys they had 100 years ago with the curved ending on them.
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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2019, 12:50:20 PM »
Bring back the hurleys they had 100 years ago with the curved ending on them.

A ĎRandalí not sure of the spelling but that was a stick that had that typical curved end, thatís when ground hurling was a thing, was always a Nordic thing going back to Shinty
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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2019, 11:01:58 PM »
Watch: Laois 'keeper Rowland scores from a puckout
http://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/302465

If we can't have a heavier sliotar we'll have to extend the pitches !

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #40 on: August 05, 2019, 11:44:21 PM »
Watch: Laois 'keeper Rowland scores from a puckout
http://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/302465

If we can't have a heavier sliotar we'll have to extend the pitches !

Just to clarify the scores, the ball didnít go over the bar clean from puck out, gale force wind blowing down the pitch, keep your hair on
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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2019, 12:08:20 AM »
Bas size seems to be self-regulating. Too big and it becomes unwieldy, too small and the striking/carrying surface is too small. I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve by micromanaging the Bas size.

Is it unwieldy for the goal keeper?

A little bit, but that's the trade-off goalies make for a larger surface to stop shots. A keeper's hurley wouldn't be practical for the other players on the field who spend more time swinging.

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2019, 08:36:32 AM »
Bas size seems to be self-regulating. Too big and it becomes unwieldy, too small and the striking/carrying surface is too small. I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve by micromanaging the Bas size.

Is it unwieldy for the goal keeper?

A little bit, but that's the trade-off goalies make for a larger surface to stop shots. A keeper's hurley wouldn't be practical for the other players on the field who spend more time swinging.

Yeah, shot stopping wouldn't be the key area for keepers nowadays.  All about picking the ball up aou around the goals and for striking.  Shot stopping is down the list.

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2019, 08:56:33 AM »
Watch: Laois 'keeper Rowland scores from a puckout
http://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/302465

If we can't have a heavier sliotar we'll have to extend the pitches !

Just to clarify the scores, the ball didnít go over the bar clean from puck out, gale force wind blowing down the pitch, keep your hair on

Yes, it bounced in the square before going over, but it was certainly not a gale-force wind. There was a good breeze, all right, but way off gale force. Funnily enough, the previous Laois goalie, Eoin Reilly, shot a wide from a puck-out against Cork in a league game a few years ago - but that WAS with the assistance of a gale-force wind! He was also a bit of a long-puck specialist, and is from the same club as Rowland.

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Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2019, 08:59:00 AM »
Bas size seems to be self-regulating. Too big and it becomes unwieldy, too small and the striking/carrying surface is too small. I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve by micromanaging the Bas size.

Is it unwieldy for the goal keeper?

A little bit, but that's the trade-off goalies make for a larger surface to stop shots. A keeper's hurley wouldn't be practical for the other players on the field who spend more time swinging.

Yeah, shot stopping wouldn't be the key area for keepers nowadays.  All about picking the ball up aou around the goals and for striking.  Shot stopping is down the list.

You need to stay off the glue marty, too early in the morning for that shite.
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