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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2012, 12:08:35 PM »

I see Bowls is all stereotyped and taboo around here. Must be an age thing. In my twenties a whole whack of us used to go lawn bowling. It's a fun group activity, it's not too taxing, you get some sun, talk shit and get wasted.

What's not to like? (besides the obvious "In my day, only old folks played bowls uphill both ways in the snow" thing).
I was at college with a springbok croquet player.  He tried to convince us that it was a really dirty, physical game.  Hmm.  My girlfriend back then didn't realize what a superb athlete she was dating till she saw my pool trophies...
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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2012, 14:04:45 PM »

Change of sport. One of our teachers at school was the Springbok captain of the SA Jukskei team. He got disqualified in a game against America (yes they play Jukskei over there as well) for playing with a weighted jukskei. And you thought Rugby was a dirty game. Can Jukskei be classified as a sport? Suppose so, if chess can be.
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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2012, 14:54:09 PM »

Hey, my dad was into jukskei for a while! But his were only very social matches. Maybe that's why I don't recall any allegations of cheating or anabolic steroid abuse. Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2012, 04:30:37 AM »

When I was a conscript in the army, I participated in jukskei for a while. It's actually quite a fun game. A sort of Boere-version of bowls.
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« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2012, 20:28:38 PM »

What in the world is Jukskei? Beside a very polluted river?
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« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2012, 21:33:48 PM »

What in the world is Jukskei?
It’s a team game that’s a bit like lawn bowls — except that instead of bowling with oblate spheroids, they use rolling pins with one handle cut off.

(With this in mind, the game also parenthetically serves as a metaphor shedding light on the extent to which Afrikaners are generally prepared to fall in line with what the rest of the world considers reasonable…)

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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2012, 07:05:02 AM »

I think there are many games like Jukskei throughout the world. Throwing horseshoes for example or curling, skittles etc. Without knowing the origins I think, the Voortrekkers started jukskei with the Jukke they had to alleviate boredom on the trail. In days gone by, Jukskei tournaments were very popular and people used to trek to get to the Nagmaal and meet friends and play games like Jukskei. In all honesty a better way to pass the time than to play computer games but then that's how technology has influenced the world.
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« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2012, 08:35:20 AM »

Brian, anything is better than computer games.

I feel sorry for those kids who don't know how fun it is to get out and about, build castles, get grubby, climb trees.... They will grow up into very boring adults.
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« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2012, 08:39:46 AM »

What in the world is Jukskei?
It’s a team game that’s a bit like lawn bowls — except that instead of bowling with oblate spheroids, they use rolling pins with one handle cut off.
I think the game's named for the thing that is actually thrown, which I think is a piece of an ox-wagon called a jukskei (the other piece is--according to a Scottish friend--the thistle boom, but that may only apply to Scottish ox-wagons).
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« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2012, 08:46:19 AM »

I think there are many games like Jukskei throughout the world.

Quite so. People across the world, after a drink or two, seem hell bent on lobbing articles of various shapes and descriptions over short distances. You've mentioned a few ... the French, to add to the list, are famous for their boules.

I think the game's named for the thing that is actually thrown, which I think is a piece of an ox-wagon called a jukskei (the other piece is--according to a Scottish friend--the thistle boom, but that may only apply to Scottish ox-wagons).


The juk and the skei are indeed parts of an ox wagon assembly. The juk joins two oxen over the shoulder area, and the skeie seperate (or skei) the oxen from each other by doing service as wedges perpendicular to the juk.

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« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2012, 08:50:16 AM »

Boules is AWESOME! Then again, being half French, I am bias. At home we like playing it on uneven surfaces.
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« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2012, 08:56:11 AM »

... I am bias.
As are lawn bowls ... hey we've come full circle! Tongue

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« Reply #42 on: November 01, 2012, 09:55:43 AM »

People across the world, after a drink or two, seem hell bent on lobbing articles of various shapes and descriptions over short distances.
If there is any correlation between the type/strength/ingredients of the drink and the size/shape/weight of the article to be lobbed, what does that say about single-malt whisky versus witblits? Wink

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« Reply #43 on: November 01, 2012, 10:10:52 AM »

Hmmm.... We should empirically test this. I know I'm better at pool when I've had a few.
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« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2012, 11:11:01 AM »

... any correlation between the type/strength/ingredients of the drink and the size/shape/weight of the article
Not sure about the quality of the drink, but somewhat surprisingly there is reportedly no correlation between the quantity of booze consumed and the cross product of the ideal and actual lobbing vectors.  Cool   

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