Modern Day Sports Goods
Sports are no more just games… they are war with high levels of passion and emotions involved
With the evolution of sports of various disciplines evolving from their slow paced origins as a means of recreation and entertainment to what it is now, is seen as a big ticket business. The whole gamut of industries that go hand in hand with the development of sports disciplines has encouraged an ancillary industry that we all know as the sports goods industry.
Different games have different needs as they are played in different conditions and therefore call for specialized sports goods that are manufactured to those specifications. For example, hockey and rink hockey have more or less the same requirements, albeit played with different team sizes. A departure on the nature of the game is played in colder countries on a surface made of ice, known as ice hockey. This game has a totally different setup and also different attire. In field hockey or rink hockey for that matter, only the goalkeeper needs to wear a face mask and a helmet to prevent injuries; in ice hockey, every player has to wear a helmet so that they do not face injuries by falling or crashing into each other during the full course of the game.
Similarly, even in the same game, different countries across the world demand different sets of gear to be worn. For example, cricket is played in various countries around the world. However, the amount of protection worn in countries such as Australia or South Africa is definitely more than the protection needed on slow and turning tracks of the Indian sub continent since the pitches in those countries assist more bounce and pace for the bowler.
The industry of sports goods is an ever evolving industry since there is a continuous need for development in the goods that are used in the better and safe conduct of the games involved.