Pendraken Miniatures Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
20 October 2019, 07:14:08 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
We've added some handy Casualties and Civilians to our Napoleonic ranges!
285229 Posts in 16997 Topics by 2190 Members
Latest Member: psutcliffe
* Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
+  Pendraken Miniatures Forum
|-+  Non-Wargaming Discussion
| |-+  Chat & News
| | |-+  Sport
| | | |-+  Wife Carrying - a new emerging sport
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 Go Down Print
Author Topic: Wife Carrying - a new emerging sport  (Read 819 times)
d_Guy
Major General
*
Posts: 3824



WWW
« on: 09 May 2019, 08:13:43 PM »

Bunches of YouTube vids on this new sport. This is a short “crash” vid:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TomuFaFCAu0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TomuFaFCAu0</a>
Some of the women have figured out helmets are a good idea. The winners apparently win the woman’s weight in beer.
I can for-see this becoming an Olympic sport - like pairs skating.
Logged

http://inredcoatragsattired.com
Disputatio stellas lucra
“The effect of their shooting was to affect their morale.” -Leman
Steve J
Lieutenant General
*
Posts: 7463


« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2019, 09:12:30 PM »

I've seen this featured on the telly before and in some countries it's quite a big thing. Funny to watch though.
Logged

http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/

2017 Paint-Off - 2 x Winner!
Leman
Field Marshal
*
Posts: 10647



« Reply #2 on: 10 May 2019, 01:19:11 PM »

Very well established over here in Europe - not sure if it was the Dutch or the Danes who started it, but it is now well established and you no longer have to be married or even a dating couple to take part. A couple of years ago two of the BBC presenters took part, Mike Bushell and Steph McGoven. He’s small, she’s a lot taller, so she carried him. Great fun.
Logged

The artist formerly known as Dour Puritan!
d_Guy
Major General
*
Posts: 3824



WWW
« Reply #3 on: 10 May 2019, 03:12:10 PM »

I think of “Blades of Glory”.  Smiley
Logged

http://inredcoatragsattired.com
Disputatio stellas lucra
“The effect of their shooting was to affect their morale.” -Leman
Glorfindel
Captain
*
Posts: 428


« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2019, 04:21:12 PM »

>>very well established over here in Europe..

Perhaps in Europe but maybe not in Britain ?    Evil
Logged
Ithoriel
Lieutenant General
*
Posts: 6446



« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2019, 06:38:58 PM »

I was in Dorking a decade or so ago in time to watch the annual wife-carrying race, so definitely a British passtime too.
Logged

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!
Leman
Field Marshal
*
Posts: 10647



« Reply #6 on: 11 May 2019, 11:25:32 AM »

>>very well established over here in Europe..

Perhaps in Europe but maybe not in Britain ?    Evil
Britain actually IS a European country. The mainland is only 22 miles away, whereas you need to travel hundreds of miles to get to the American continent.
Logged

The artist formerly known as Dour Puritan!
Glorfindel
Captain
*
Posts: 428


« Reply #7 on: 11 May 2019, 05:09:37 PM »

>>Britain actually IS a European country. The mainland is only 22 miles away, whereas you need to travel hundreds of miles to get to the American continent.

Sorry - I was being slightly provocative!

Anyway, in response to your point, yes you are quite correct.   We are physically
located very close to the mainland.   Intellectually, however, there is (clearly) a
long standing and continuing debate on that.

Enough of this nonsense and apologies for derailing the thread !   Long may
the sport of wife carrying continue !   Personally, I don't think I would survive
the process...     Cheesy   I'm sure she would say something similar !



Phil
Logged
d_Guy
Major General
*
Posts: 3824



WWW
« Reply #8 on: 11 May 2019, 05:42:32 PM »

Further research is showing that the sport began with the lighter person riding on the shoulders of the stronger. The carrying method show in the video is the most highly evolved (and intimate!)

From my place of observation Britain is in Europe. Then again at the closest point the USA and Russian Federation are less than 3 miles apart.
Logged

http://inredcoatragsattired.com
Disputatio stellas lucra
“The effect of their shooting was to affect their morale.” -Leman
Aksu
Captain
*
Posts: 330



WWW
« Reply #9 on: 12 May 2019, 06:04:55 AM »

Hullo,
This was invented in Finland, one of the many glorious sports coming from here, such as swamp football and wellie throwing. Mobile phone throwing used to be big, but has faded with the demise of Nokia.
Cheers,
Aksu
Logged
FierceKitty
General
*
Posts: 9587


The dog is a peasant. The cat is a gentleman.


« Reply #10 on: 12 May 2019, 06:19:37 AM »

Thank Heavens! A well-flung Nokia could cause compound fractures!
Logged

I have not the pleasure of understanding you. Of what are you talking?
ianrs54
Playtester
Lieutenant General
*
Posts: 6978



WWW
« Reply #11 on: 12 May 2019, 08:30:05 AM »

We are of course far better than any eurpoeans, remember - "The English are Best"

IanS  Wink Wink
Logged

FOG IN CHANNEL - EUROPE CUT OFF HURRAY

Muppet of the year 2019
Leman
Field Marshal
*
Posts: 10647



« Reply #12 on: 12 May 2019, 09:39:37 AM »

Certainly at being the buffoons of Europe. Pretty redhot at enslaving tens of thousands, condemning their own industrial workers to two centuries of slum living .......... need I go on. Nationalism and patriotism are tremendously dangerous.
Logged

The artist formerly known as Dour Puritan!
paulr
General
*
*
Posts: 8475


« Reply #13 on: 12 May 2019, 10:14:11 AM »

Thank Heavens! A well-flung Nokia could cause compound fractures!

I know of a Police officer who flung his Nokia mobile so well that it stunned the 'alleged offender' that was running away from him Shocked
The officer caught up with and apprehended the 'alleged offender'
The officer later tried to get the Nokia repaired under warranty Shocked Shocked Grin
Logged

2018 Painting Competition - Runner-Up!
Ithoriel
Lieutenant General
*
Posts: 6446



« Reply #14 on: 12 May 2019, 11:00:02 AM »

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it."

George Bernard Shaw
Logged

Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!
Pages: [1] 2 Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!