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What is a Charge, Really? Part 2
7/17/2012 11:35:23 PM
 
Now consider this. The most fundamental element to air hockey is puck speed. It's the whole reason we inventive humans designed, produced, and fell in love with the frictionless surface. It allows pucks to move fast. Fast enough to be considered the fastest table sport on the planet. And who knows, maybe even the cosmos. Well, puck speed does not apply to defense, at least not directly. It does however apply to the offense. In a game where which the very DNA of its conception gives advantage to the offense, why take this tiny bit of opportunistic advantage away from a defense that is already thwarted, in comparison, by the nature of the game.

Possibly, a second look at the rule, and some lengthy debate, no doubt, would render a consideration. That perhaps a defensive maneuver that strikes the puck off the table AFTER the puck caroms off the rail, is in deed, NOT a charge, but a clever defensive maneuver, whether it was deemed to be moving forward or not. After all, at that point the only thing truly rushing violently against another object is the puck rushing violently toward the defender's goal.

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