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Ultimate Tazer Ball – The Future of Sport? [VIDEO]

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Extreme sports are for adrenaline junkies and most of us are amazed by the feats of these extreme athletes. However, in the back of our minds we are all usually thinking the same thing, “These people are out of their friggen’ minds!”

Ultimate Tazer Ball does nothing to buck that trend. They call it the ‘future of sport’, but what is Ultimate Tazer Ball?

It appears to be somewhere between hockey, rugby and soccer, but every player is armed with a tazer. (Okay, so they use “safer” stun gun as opposed to actual tazers because tazers could cause cardiac arrest.) But still, are you kidding me?!!

The logical part of my brain says these guys are crazy and probably have early death-wishes. But part of me reaaaaally wants to try it. Check out their promo videos below.

How does the game work?

It includes elements of rugby, soccer and hockey. Teams of four vie to carry or throw a 24″ ball into the opponents’ goal. Tackling is allowed; punching isn’t. Defenders can only taze a player in possession of the ball who is within a designated space around the goals. (Tazing of the shoulders and groin is always illegal.) –Discovery

No tazing in the groin. Glad they had to put that in the rules.

Now if you are wondering who came up with this crazy idea, Discovery has the answer.

The sport was is the brainchild of Leif Kellenberger, Eric Prum and Erik Wunsch, who work in the world of professional paintball. They were brainstorming ideas for new extreme sports and thought of adding some real energy with the use of tazers. As the concept developed, they dropped real tazers, which can cause cardiac arrest and death, for stun guns that cause pain but are not dangerous. “It’s relatively safe as any contact sport would be” Prum says.

They have a growing league; complete with an teams, an official website, and a Facebook page.

The next tazer ball events are listed as March 3rd in Bangkok, the end of March in California, and May in Mexico.

This is blows my mind, check out the videos and see just how ‘extreme’ UTB is.

Call me crazy, but I’d give it a shot if given the opportunity.




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