On July 2, 1979, SporTech released the second part of their new uniform system. After revealing mesh uniforms for all 24 PHL clubs last season, the company has now released an experimental pant design that features long pants rather than the traditional padded shorts and socks. SporTech hopes that this revolutionary design will help to streamline the player, making the game faster. Long Island and Edmonton, the league's two newest franchises, were selected to test the new pants this season, while LA volunteered to try them. It is reported that at two more teams may test the equipment in 1980-81 as well as SporTech hopes to have all 24 clubs into the full new uniform by '81-82 if all goes well.