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(International Business Times)   Guy who invented the vanishing free kick spray at the World Cup set to become a millionaire after spending 14 years in poverty developing the spray. "I've paid a high price. I chose not to see my children grow up so that I could make this work"   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 101
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2014-07-15 09:18:25 AM
isn't it just shaving cream?
 
2014-07-15 10:18:33 AM
Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?
 
2014-07-15 10:52:41 AM
How about letting the refs see instant replays and throwing out anyone caught faking an injury or diving.
 
2014-07-15 10:52:52 AM

somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?


That's what I thought.

Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?


Kick  is in a different place each time. They kick from where the penalty occurred.
 
2014-07-15 10:52:58 AM

Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?


Watching just a single game of soccer will answer that question for you.
 
2014-07-15 10:53:03 AM

Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?


Do you even soccer bro?

Free kicks happen at the spot of the foul.  The World Cup final had 36 fouls.  That's a lot of permanent lines scattered about the field after a single game.
 
2014-07-15 10:53:35 AM
Since he only invented foam, I'm more curious about how the ref knows the exact distance to place the players.
 
2014-07-15 10:54:01 AM
Hero?

I've paid a high price. I chose not to see my children grow up so that I could make this work.

Your children paid the high price.  You, sir, are no hero.
 
2014-07-15 10:54:50 AM

max_pooper: Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?

Watching just a single game of soccer will answer that question for you.


That's an awfully high price to pay.
 
2014-07-15 10:57:12 AM

somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?


I knew it wasn't shaving cream, but I just saw it once and I thought they were just spreading chalk on the field, I saw it from some angle where I couldn't see the can. Shaving cream would hang around and create piles of slippery soap, I would think.
 
2014-07-15 10:57:26 AM
And here I thought it was some snow thing.

/Shows what I know
//Also, thought it was way cool
///Enjoyed seeing one player get upset when it sullied his Nikes
 
2014-07-15 10:57:33 AM

somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?


Be nice and clean.
 
2014-07-15 10:57:50 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Since he only invented foam, I'm more curious about how the ref knows the exact distance to place the players.


It's 10 yards. You don't notice the 2 refs with the chain on TV because of the commercial break.
 
2014-07-15 10:57:56 AM
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BUTANE? HE used one of them bastard gases?
 
2014-07-15 10:58:54 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Since he only invented foam, I'm more curious about how the ref knows the exact distance to place the players.


They pace it. Some, more confident, will do it by eye, but you can see refs pacing out a distance sometimes.
 
2014-07-15 10:59:02 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Since he only invented foam, I'm more curious about how the ref knows the exact distance to place the players.


It's not very hard to pace off 10 yards.
 
2014-07-15 10:59:36 AM
14 years? what at ten seconds a day? then just ignoring your family the rest of the time with a good excuse? I'm sure if I gave two shiats about this idea I could have done it in less. Now I just need people I don't want to be around and an idea...
 
2014-07-15 11:00:11 AM
His name couldn't be more German.
 
2014-07-15 11:00:58 AM

Mikey1969: somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?

I knew it wasn't shaving cream, but I just saw it once and I thought they were just spreading chalk on the field, I saw it from some angle where I couldn't see the can. Shaving cream would hang around and create piles of slippery soap, I would think.



The innovation is to balance the variables of how long it lasts, spray accuracy, foam quality and not creating slippery conditions.  Undoubtedly it did take quite a bit of work to get it right, and then perhaps far more work to get it actually used in play.  The whole innovation/perspiration thing is true.
 
2014-07-15 11:01:15 AM
Don't worry.  Some big corporation will steal it from him.
 
2014-07-15 11:01:20 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Since he only invented foam, I'm more curious about how the ref knows the exact distance to place the players.


He paces out 10 yards.  These refs are the best in the game, just like they players.  They know exactly how far 10 yards is.

Interesting read about the US ref in the World Cup.
 
2014-07-15 11:01:20 AM
Didn't somebody do a comedy movie where they invented a spray to get rid of dog crap?  Sounds like patent poaching.
 
2014-07-15 11:01:47 AM

Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?


That's too much to think about tor  THAT kind of football player.
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2014-07-15 11:04:42 AM
MLS has used this since 2011, and I was wondering what the delay was with other leagues. I figured they would have picked it up much faster.
 
2014-07-15 11:04:43 AM

Philip J. Fry: Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?

Do you even soccer bro?

Free kicks happen at the spot of the foul.  The World Cup final had 36 fouls.  That's a lot of permanent lines scattered about the field after a single game.


OK, I admit it.  I never watched a soccer game in my life.

Why not just use a flag?

Or, better yet ...
www.sampa.com
 
2014-07-15 11:04:45 AM

Mikey1969: somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?

I knew it wasn't shaving cream, but I just saw it once and I thought they were just spreading chalk on the field, I saw it from some angle where I couldn't see the can. Shaving cream would hang around and create piles of slippery soap, I would think.


This would make the game more awesome, IMO.
 
2014-07-15 11:05:01 AM

MooseBayou: Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?

That's too much to think about tor  THAT kind of football player.
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Why do they have seemingly identical hash marks for college and pro? Why not just have one line of hash marks? Also WTF is a hash mark?
 
2014-07-15 11:07:49 AM

minoridiot: His name couldn't be more German.


So German he's Brazilian.
 
2014-07-15 11:12:32 AM

Slaxl: MooseBayou: Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?

That's too much to think about tor  THAT kind of football player.
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Why do they have seemingly identical hash marks for college and pro? Why not just have one line of hash marks? Also WTF is a hash mark?


Hash marks determine where the ball will be placed to begin the next play.  Hash marks are short parallel lines (they're also used for some record keeping/counting systems 4 vertical lines, hash marks or hashes, and a diagonal).

College's wider hash marks allow one side of the field of play to be more open and make some types of field goal attempts harder (because the ball must be kicked at a steeper angle).
 
2014-07-15 11:13:56 AM

ArgusRun: Hero?

I've paid a high price. I chose not to see my children grow up so that I could make this work.

Your children paid the high price.  You, sir, are no hero.


This!!
 
2014-07-15 11:14:29 AM
I don't understand how it was possible to kick a ball from a particular location on the field, or how to tell the players in the wall where to stand, prior to this innovation.
 
2014-07-15 11:14:57 AM

SomeoneDumb: And here I thought it was some snow thing.


Yeah, you could use crushed ice, as well, instead of some disappearing shaving cream.

This is dumb, and the dude ignoring his kids for over decade so he can get rich on the world's most unnecessary product used in the world's most boring game is also dumb.

It's probably bad for the environment, too.
 
2014-07-15 11:15:22 AM

nelsonal: Slaxl: MooseBayou: Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?

That's too much to think about tor  THAT kind of football player.
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Why do they have seemingly identical hash marks for college and pro? Why not just have one line of hash marks? Also WTF is a hash mark?

Hash marks determine where the ball will be placed to begin the next play.  Hash marks are short parallel lines (they're also used for some record keeping/counting systems 4 vertical lines, hash marks or hashes, and a diagonal).

College's wider hash marks allow one side of the field of play to be more open and make some types of field goal attempts harder (because the ball must be kicked at a steeper angle).


I had a girlfriend with hash marks on her face from when she passed out doing hot knives.
 
2014-07-15 11:16:29 AM
Hhmmm, will it make wax?
 
2014-07-15 11:16:44 AM

DubtodaIll: minoridiot: His name couldn't be more German.

So German he's Brazilian.


He's one of the boys from Brazil!
 
2014-07-15 11:16:59 AM

MooseBayou: Gig103: Why can't they just have a permanent line on the field if it's a problem, and ignore it when irrelevant?

That's too much to think about tor  THAT kind of football player.
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In their defense, they don't get 30 seconds to stand around creating a plan after every 5 seconds of action.
 
2014-07-15 11:17:04 AM

TheDirtyNacho: Mikey1969: somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?

I knew it wasn't shaving cream, but I just saw it once and I thought they were just spreading chalk on the field, I saw it from some angle where I couldn't see the can. Shaving cream would hang around and create piles of slippery soap, I would think.


The innovation is to balance the variables of how long it lasts, spray accuracy, foam quality and not creating slippery conditions.  Undoubtedly it did take quite a bit of work to get it right, and then perhaps far more work to get it actually used in play.  The whole innovation/perspiration thing is true.


Yeah, reading about the design, it's rather impressive.

namegoeshere: Mikey1969: somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?

I knew it wasn't shaving cream, but I just saw it once and I thought they were just spreading chalk on the field, I saw it from some angle where I couldn't see the can. Shaving cream would hang around and create piles of slippery soap, I would think.

This would make the game more awesome, IMO.


LOL, they would have to play Yakety Sax over the PA system.
 
2014-07-15 11:18:00 AM

DubtodaIll: minoridiot: His name couldn't be more German.

So German he's Brazilian.


I laughed
www.saintvespaluus.com
 
2014-07-15 11:19:46 AM

Mikey1969: namegoeshere: Mikey1969: somedude210: isn't it just shaving cream?I knew it wasn't shaving cream, but I just saw it once and I thought they were just spreading chalk on the field, I saw it from some angle where I couldn't see the can. Shaving cream would hang around and create piles of slippery soap, I would think.This would make the game more awesome, IMO.LOL, they would have to play Yakety Sax over the PA system.


Couldn't be much worse than the flopping going on now.
 
2014-07-15 11:20:05 AM

justanotherfarkinfarker: 14 years? what at ten seconds a day? then just ignoring your family the rest of the time with a good excuse? I'm sure if I gave two shiats about this idea I could have done it in less. Now I just need people I don't want to be around and an idea...


Most of the time would be convincing people to use it.
 
2014-07-15 11:22:10 AM
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2014-07-15 11:23:27 AM
Hero tag? Really?
 
2014-07-15 11:26:51 AM

Mambo Bananapatch: I don't understand how it was possible to kick a ball from a particular location on the field, or how to tell the players in the wall where to stand, prior to this innovation.


Hint:  players cheat.
 
2014-07-15 11:29:36 AM
I'm more curious to know what that "magic smoke" spray is that they spray on the players after they flop down and flail about like they were shot after someone bumps them.  It seems to cure whatever injury they have in just a few seconds.  That could be some handy stuff to have around the house, especially if you have little kids.
 
2014-07-15 11:30:49 AM

KJUW89: Mambo Bananapatch: I don't understand how it was possible to kick a ball from a particular location on the field, or how to tell the players in the wall where to stand, prior to this innovation.

Hint:  players cheat.


Soccer players cheat more than any other sport.
 
2014-07-15 11:34:51 AM

Mambo Bananapatch: I don't understand how it was possible to kick a ball from a particular location on the field, or how to tell the players in the wall where to stand, prior to this innovation.


The referee determined the spot from which the kick was taken, and how far the 10 yards away was. The defensive "wall" tends to try to make it closer, in order to cut off the angle available for a direct shot, and the ref would have to move them back.  They would creep forward again, and the ref would have to move them back again.

Then again, organized football had been around for about a hundred years before the red and yellow cards were introduced in the 1960s.
 
2014-07-15 11:35:48 AM

MooseBayou: DubtodaIll: minoridiot: His name couldn't be more German.

So German he's Brazilian.

I laughed
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I just watched that last week.  Good fun.
 
2014-07-15 11:37:39 AM
Spray mousse.

/you're welcome
 
2014-07-15 11:37:53 AM
This is actually a pretty cool innovation. It isn't as simple as using shaving cream or spray chalk. This stuff has to be non-slippery, leave no residue and completely vanish after the specified time has elapsed. Sounds easy but it isn't.
 
2014-07-15 11:38:04 AM

Tax Boy: It's 10 yards. You don't notice the 2 refs with the chain on TV because of the commercial break.

GQueue: It's not very hard to pace off 10 yards.


Chains or pacing it off, I don't care.  I just want to know if they use yards instead of something metric.
 
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