Fudball was inspired by the Soccer Slide puzzle, designed and built by Iwona Gorczyca. Iwona's original design has sliding rhombusses and isosceles triangles. Each of the six great circles can be turned in steps of 72 degrees. By fudging a bit, Oskar turned all pieces into equilateral triangles, allowing 24 degrees steps.
The puzzle is related to the Doctor Skewb by Carl Hoff, which also features intersecting great curcles of tokens around a sphere. Whereas Carls's design has four intersecting great circles, Fudball has six.
Unfortunately, it takes rather much force to push the tiles. For this reason, the puzzle is not for sale with Shapeways. Please contact Oskar directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored, stickered and assembled sample of this puzzle.