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Crazyeighties
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:03 AM

Does anyone participate in sports that are not so mainstream like white water kayaking, mountain boarding (not snowboarding)?

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:16 AM

I wrestled for a while in high school and still remain a big fan. It's not very popular and definitely not a mainstream sport.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:20 AM

I participate in naked greased pig wrestling.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 01:29 AM Edited by Max, 09 March 2014 - 01:30 AM.

I'm going to leave this open for now because I know your previous topic about White Water Kayaking:http://gtaforums.com...water-kayaking/was ignored so I'll lock that instead.
 
In future try not to open a new topic because your previous one on the same subject didn't go as planned, this should be better as it is more general.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:08 AM

Well. since this topic isn't locked yet, I would like to parcipitate. ;)

 

Yes, I'm a wakeboarder. Not a main stream sport in Europe, maybe a bit more in the US. Any other wakeboarders on here? And if so, do you prefer boat or cable?


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

I've only been wake boarding once, great sport. How often do you do it? Also, how do competitions work?

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:23 PM

ultimate frisbee.

frisbee golf.

 

/thread


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

No El Diablo, not '/thread'. Please don't make a post that inane in The sports section again.
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Posted 16 April 2014 - 10:14 PM Edited by El_Diablo, 16 April 2014 - 10:30 PM.

relax it's just a meme.

I actually play frisbee golf and ultimate.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

I've only been wake boarding once, great sport. How often do you do it? Also, how do competitions work?


I do it almost everyday during summer. I have a job as a wakeboard and waterski instructor.

Competitions work similar as snowboarding and skateboarding. You have to do 2 runs, and the judges give points for composition, technique and style.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:11 AM Edited by Mafia Drive Gunner, 17 April 2014 - 10:12 AM.

Wife Carrying. A guy I play rugby with made it to the World Championships which get held in Finland each year. They held the Australian Championships in my home town the year after he won the Aussie championship I'm pretty sure.

http://en.wikipedia....i/Wife_carrying


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:58 PM Edited by Max, 17 April 2014 - 12:58 PM.

If there's ever a sport to encourage your wife to stay slim, that's it. Brilliant.

 

 

Also  Rugby? My man, I'm a winger at uni but with the season nearly over and me being in my final year I think my playing days are over.

 

 

@7nvd: Sounds like an awesome sport mate and a summer job.. How did you get into it?


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:58 PM

Rugby seems like a fun sport. And my high school actually had a team and when I expressed interest in joining up as a way to stay in shape in the offseason when I wasn't wrestling or Playing football and have fun doing it I was only met with hostility from the guys who were "veterans" even though they only had a couple years experience. They basically all walked around with a smug attitude. Wearing jerseys of the famous European or Australian clubs and acting like they were tough sh*t and Wrestlers and Football players were a peasant race. And if any football players or wrestlers (Especially football players) wanted to join the team they bullied them out of it because they didn't want to risk letting anyone else joining their elitist "tough guy" club. Kind of turned me off to the whole sport.  


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:40 PM

 
 
@7nvd: Sounds like an awesome sport mate and a summer job.. How did you get into it?


Grew op near a lake were I started water-skiing at age 9. My brother had a lot of talent and became a pro wakeboarder, and I started to give clinic's and training camps. So we were always everywhere in the wakeboard scene.

Summer job is not the right word I guess. I work 8 months a year double hours, the other 4 months I use for traveling and gaming.

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:28 PM

A horse from my hometown is going to be in the Kentucky Derby this weekend.

 

It is actually the favorite to win it also. California Chrome.

 

Weird that a horse from my little hometown is in the biggest horse race of the year.

 

http://www.kcra.com/...Chrome/25749930


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 03:45 AM

Would you recommend that I bet on it ILAK?


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 10:52 PM

Sorry Max. I am too late.

 

But you should have Becasue he Won!


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Posted 03 May 2014 - 11:26 PM

Haha sh*t!

I'll listen to any of your tips in future, I need something to feed my mild recreational gambling addiction.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:30 AM

lol. I honestly now nothing about Horse Racing or Gambling. I love watching the Triple Crown Races though.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:26 AM

Heh there used to be an advert on TV (skybet maybe?) where a voiceover guy would say "it matters more when there's money on it".

 

It's completely true, but my problem has always been drawing the line and walking away. Even losing money gambling becomes like a drug, and I'm a very compulsive impulsive gambler if that makes any sense...

 

Having said that, get me on a track (horse or dogs, I'm not fussed) and I'm an animal aha.

 

My favourite ever gambling moment probably comes courtesy of Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket, stupidly backed a team to chase 191 only to find that they bloody did it with 4s off of the last 2 balls. Heh, gambling stories are a lot like football manager stories really, nobody really seems to have a clue what it means unless they're there and experiencing it...

 

Also, I was a pretty decent 3 discipline rugby player before knee and shoulder injuries left me washed up at 15...


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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:18 AM

Anyone played footgolf?

 

They opened a course in my city about a year ago, it's so much fun. It's exactly what it sounds like. You basically play on a golf course but with a football, and obviously the holes are bigger. I've been about a dozen times, it's so addictive.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:46 PM

I actually just recently heard about that. I guess they opened one up a few miles from my house and I kinda wanna go get all kinds of f*cked up and go try it.


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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:43 PM

Anyone played footgolf?
 
They opened a course in my city about a year ago, it's so much fun. It's exactly what it sounds like. You basically play on a golf course but with a football, and obviously the holes are bigger. I've been about a dozen times, it's so addictive.


A new one is opening in Doncaster in June and because I'm in Sheffield a few of the lads and I are going to go and try it. Can't wait. Does it play to a 72 par and stuff like real golf?

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:03 AM

The one near me is just a 9 hole course, and you choose whether to play 9 or if you want you can go around again and do 18 holes .There's only par 3 and par 4 holes, and the greens are just astroturf and a bit of a bitch to putt on. So it's obviously not like to the same level as a proper golf course or anything. It has got bunkers n fairways stuff though and It's still really good fun, and you still mark your scores n sh*t and play to par and follow all the normal golf rules.

 

This is what the one near me looks like: (That's not me or anything lol)

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Holy crap Footgolf looks fun. and those courses look much nicer than I'd imagined them.  I'm fairly certain there's absolutely nothing like that around me, but I'd travel some distance to play if I had to. I bet Paul Scholes would be the end-all champion to this sport. 


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

That looks fun indeed. There's even a Footgolf European Trophy Tour. I definitely need to find out if there's course here somewhere. 


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Posted 27 September 2014 - 09:43 PM

Bumping this just to say I had the pleasure of playing Footgolf today, and it's pretty much the best f*cking thing ever. I rate it only behind women's breasts and chocolate. 

 

Putting is definitely the hardest part and was pretty unforgiving at times. You could miss a tap in by inches and the ball's momentum would just carry it like 20 feet away. But that's mainly because we were playing a makeshift course, so the "greens" were sometimes dry, uneven surfaces. There were also some holes going uphill, and pretty funny at times when the ball kept rolling back down to you, and sometimes not so funny. 

 

Anyways, it was a blast, highly recommend to everyone. 


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:21 PM

I've been thinking of taking up lacross...we will see I have to figure out if it's something I can safely do because of some previous injurys and surgeries I have had

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:54 PM Edited by Ray Margarita, 14 October 2014 - 08:55 PM.

Frisbee Golf is definitely not mainstream.




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