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Poll: Best hitting-ball-against-the-wall sport?
  • 62.5% - Racquet Ball 700
  • 6.4% - Squash 72
  • 22.3% - Jai-alai 250
  • 8.8% - Another one (comments!) 98
1120 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

sillysgood


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you forgot dodge ball

oldschoollion


quality posts: 0 Private Messages oldschoollion

suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_%28game%29

curtisuxor


quality posts: 56 Private Messages curtisuxor

Not sure if it's a "sport" per se, but let's just call it "gloryhole-ing".

cedaroo


quality posts: 12 Private Messages cedaroo

Best hitting-ball-against-the-wall sport?

Pool. But dodgeball is good too.

crazykidtexan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages crazykidtexan

WALL BALL SON!

enough of this...

I want it all...

jmtadena


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jmtadena

Suicide

astroliner


quality posts: 1 Private Messages astroliner
crazykidtexan wrote:WALL BALL SON!



I was vaguely remembering Wall Ball from recess many a year ago. Although I don't remember how it was played... Mostly involved throwing a tennis ball against a wall repeatedly... That is, until it was banned because too many kids were getting pelted with tennis balls.

greynomad


quality posts: 0 Private Messages greynomad

Handball. Rackets are for wussies.

CharlesP2009


quality posts: 27 Private Messages CharlesP2009

Parrises Squares.

mishmash5


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Wall Ball!

olperfesser


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greynomad wrote:Handball. Rackets are for wussies.



Actually took it as a phys ed course in college. (UF) And my fraternity won the intramural championship.

kymyost


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Dodge Ball!

hosesplus


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Tennis, no one will play with me!!

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FrostByte


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Butts up

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lonelypond


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oldschoollion wrote:suicide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_%28game%29



we played a version called "commando tennis' where if you hit our little brother (5 at the time, I think), you lost points.

mrsque


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mrsque

tennis by myself witht the wall and the line about net high.

*I* have FIVE Quality Posts! no, seriously...how did that happen?!

akm325


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When has dodge ball ever been played with a wall? I thought you throw at other people.

I vote for Wall Ball!! Can't wait for my kids to grow up so I can play with them and continue the tradition of pelting slow children with tennis balls.

HomerTime


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akm325 wrote:When has dodge ball ever been played with a wall? I thought you throw at other people.



I am assuming this must be a regional thing, because a wall was never a component when I played dodge ball growing up. However, enough people are saying it, there must be a variant where a wall is involved.

The rules we played with were almost identical to the ones you saw in the "Dodgeball" movie.

RWoodward


quality posts: 58 Private Messages RWoodward

When I was a kid there were no tennis courts in our town, so we played a racquetball-like game with tennis equipment against the Church wall. Until they made us stop.

orchmaven


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Hand ball - Bring on the spaldenes!

dontwantaname


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orchmaven wrote:Hand ball - Bring on the spaldenes!



Yes, that is what I was going to say.

I was shocked when I met hubby. Just 2 miles from Queens and the handball court was empty!
It was never empty where I lived.

You felt so very rich as a kid if you had a new spaldeen!

I even got beat up by some older girls when our ball went over the wall and they wouldn't give it back. btw, I wasn't damaged for life because of it.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
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elleyea


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Wall Ball!