April 16, 2008

THOUGH THE MODICUM OF HAND-EYE CO-ORDINATION REQUIRED...:

Speedminton - on its way to Sweden (The Local, 16 Apr 08)

High speed badminton played in the dark may not seem the most conventional of sports, but its popularity is spreading fast across Sweden.

On Saturday Gothenburg plays host to the first Swedish Speedminton Open, as well as a Blackminton event during the evening.

Speedminton is a variant of badminton played without a net and was invented by German Bill Brandes in the late 1990s. Blackminton is the same sport played in the dark with a fluorescent ‘speeder.’

The speeder, a heavier version of a badminton shuttlecock, allows the sport to be played outside – whether it be on a beach, a mountain top or simply a garden. Instead of a net each player stands in a square and must hit the speeder into their opponent’s area.

Hans Granberg, who is both helping organize as well as play in the Gothenburg event, believes that Speedminton is growing because it is so easy to play.


...makes it infinitely harder than soccer.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 16, 2008 7:45 AM
Comments

Sure, because athletics is nothing more than hand-eye coordination - the eternal mantra of the slow man.

Posted by: Brandon at April 16, 2008 1:42 PM

Bingo! Athletics is, soccer isn't.

Posted by: oj at April 16, 2008 2:49 PM
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