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Phasketboot coming to your yard soon

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Unusual

Phasketboot is a newly invented sport –  a mix between basketball, football and ultimate frisbee played in a driveway which has a basketball hoop and a grassy area. It was invented in 2011 at a birthday party, and may or may not be the next big thing. See more about Phasketboot.


Bog Snorkelling in Wales

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Unusual

The World Bog Snorkeling Championship has been held along the dense Waen Rhydd Peat bog near Llanwrtyd Wells, in Powys, Wales since 1985. It may be a world championships, but you can see on this video that not all competitors take it seriously. Competitors need to complete a return swim along the 55m bog lap, with no conventional swimming strokes allowed. Goggles and flippers are essential though if you want to go anywhere. A record 84 seconds was set in 2011. See more on the bog snorkelling world championships.

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October 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Unusual

Blo-ball is an unusual sport similar to table tennis without the paddles. All you need is a good set of lungs to blow the ping-pong ball back and forth and try and get the ball past your opponent. Read more about blo-ball.

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Two-Handed Tennis

August 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Tennis, Unusual

Two-Racket Tennis sounds unusual, but makes a lot of sense. If you have a pretty poor backhand, why not hold a racket in each hand and just hit forehands all day. You will also have a greater reach and reduce arm fatigue and be better balanced. It just cost a little more having to buy and extra tennis racket.

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Street Luge

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Unusual

I thought luge on ice was crazy. The sport of Street Luge, where they race down a hill with no barriers at 80 mph and 2 inches of the ground is more crazier! This is a profile of street luge champion Biker Sherlock, which shows just what it is like to street luge.

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Marathon Joggling Training

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Unusual

A nicely edited video showing someone in training for a joggling marathon. As weird as it sounds, it looks natural to be running and juggling at the same time.

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World Joggling Championships 2007 100m 5-ball

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Unusual

Joggling is an unusual sport which combines running and juggling. There are events ranging from 100m up to the marathon. In this video example, Eric Walter runs the 400m while juggling 3 balls (Joggling), setting an Official Guinness World Record of 55.81 sec. As per the rules, if a ball is dropped, the athlete has to return to the place that the ball was dropped. See more about the sport of Joggling.

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New Zealand Extreme Sport of Zorbing

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

Another unusual extreme sport from New Zealand, Zorb Ball Extreme Sport (Zorbing) is taking a little while to catch on, but looks like a lot of fun. I dont really know if it is a sport if you just roll down a hill in a ball. Is it a race to the bottom?

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Basque Pelota – serious handball

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

This is a video showing a little bit about learning to play the fastest ball sport of Basque Pelota, a serious game of handball.

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Basque Pelota with the hand, bat and basket

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Unusual

This video shows the wide variety of styles of playing basque Pelota, including hand, bat and basket versions.

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