Posts Tagged ‘throwing’

Viking Games in the Panhandle: Look at All These People Throwing Wood to Play “Kubb” in Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

This was the call:

We want a Kubb tournament & picnic during the NOW! festival.

And here’s the result, as seen in the Panhandle – look at all them people:

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It’s Kubb, baby!

OMG, People are Now Playing Kubb (Rhymes With Tube) in Golden Gate Park – It’s Swedish Horseshoes – Viking Chess

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

It’s Kubb!

There are twenty-three game pieces used in Kubb:

  • Ten Kubbs, rectangular wooden blocks 15 cm tall and 7 cm square on the end.
  • One King, a larger wooden piece 30 cm tall and 9 cm square on the end, sometimes adorned with a crown design on the top.
  • Six Batons, 30 cm long and 4.4 cm in diameter.
  • Four Field Marking Pins, to designate the corners of the pitch and two to mark the centerline.

Good Times: Throwing Pieces of Structural Iron Off the Third Floor of John Swett Alternative Elementary School

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Do people actually get paid to huck heavy pieces of metal off of the top of John Swett Alternative Elementary School on McAllister at sunrise?

People do.

Heck, if they called me up, I’d do it for free, watching them triangles accelerate at 9.8 meters per second until the satisfying crash landing. Boooooonk! 

This activity sounds like a pile driver. It’s enough to wake the entire neighborhood on a Saturday morning.

What do these things weigh, 20 pounds? Fire in the hole!

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A third of a second later:

Another third of a second later:

 

And another third of a second later. See it at the bottom?

Hurray!