Cycleball Is Soccer Played on Bicycles

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This is a cycleball match. A 2010 article in Wired describes the game: two teams of two players each face off on an indoor court measuring 36 by 46 feet. The ball is about 7 inches in diameter. Players use their bicycle wheels to whack the ball toward their opponents' goals, which are 6.5-foot squares. As you can see from this match in Japan, skilled players can make the ball go precisely where they want to.

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The sport was popular in Europe during the 1970s and 80s. There was an effort to develop it in the United States, but it never flourished. There was, however, a major demonstration of cycleball in 1984.

-via WTF Japan Seriously

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