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  • #1274
    Avatar of OceanPhoenix
    OceanPhoenix
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    Regular land sports are going to be hard on a seastead, due to the size of pitches, balls going into the sea etc.

    My solution is this: A new, water based sport. Two teams of sixteen people each. Each team has six jetskis with two people on each, and one speedboat with four people. Each team also has a cheaply fabricated floating platform with seven docking spaces. The object is to capture every opposition craft and dock them at your own platform.

    It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Now, add an element of violence. To capture an opposition craft, the passenger(s) of the craft may board the craft and knock off the driver (and passenger) and drive it back to their own platform to dock. This makes the attacking craft vulnerable (it has only a driver or less passengers) and even more so because once a craft has only one person, or, in the case of the speedboat, less people, it’s speed is restricted by a remote control on the referee’s boat. Both the attacking craft and the attacked craft must return to the platform, (the attacking craft is vulnerable until the passenger can board it again, back at the platform) before returning to the game. The driver and passenger of the attacked craft are picked up by safety boats and taken out of the game.

    Another on the violent note, shunting IS allowed, as is purposeful abandonment of a craft by a passenger to do something, as long as they return to the craft within a three minute time limit. Longer than that and they are picked up by a safety boat and removed from the game

    To make it even more difficult, the opposition may retrieve their boats from your platform and tow them away, although they may not turn on the engine and drive it separately. This means that both teams must defend as well as attack.

    Lastly, floating obstacles (that may hinder or help) are anchored randomly around the area.

    Does anybody have any ideas about this game?

    #10385
    Avatar of Gentry
    Gentry
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    Well since a friend of my Sisters boyfriend’s friend died when he fell off a jetski and was hit by one travelling behind him.. ..I’m going with No.

    #10387
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    Anonymous

    We could organise bicycle races on the water.http://www.youtube.com/watch

    The waves will be a real challenge, and it may come down to the last person to fall off their bike being the winner.

    Sharks will be a hazard.

    #10389
    Avatar of OceanPhoenix
    OceanPhoenix
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    Good point about the death by jet-ski thing… Maybe limit the speed to 30mph? And definately wear helmets and padded wetsuits. Also, how about no jumping across craft at speed?

    For the sharks, not sure.

    #10391
    Avatar of Gentry
    Gentry
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    It’s just a bad idea. It’s not going to work.

    Even at 30mps will easily kill someone in a collision.

    #10392
    Avatar of Carl-Pålsson
    Carl-Pålsson
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    Jet skis are sort of in the same category as snowmobiles: quite heavy and fast machines that is really easy for the driver to fall off from. They don’t seem really suited for racing or intense driving in groups, from a safety point of view. Perhaps if you marketed it as a Thunderdome-meets-Waterworld no holds barred deathmatch…

    Also, they produce what must be one of the world’s most annoying noises. So any residents nearby would probably be… well, annoyed.

    #10397
    Avatar of Altaica
    Altaica
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    Carl wrote:

    Jet skis are sort of in the same category as snowmobiles: quite heavy and fast machines that is really easy for the driver to fall off from. They don’t seem really suited for racing or intense driving in groups, from a safety point of view. Perhaps if you marketed it as a Thunderdome-meets-Waterworld no holds barred deathmatch…

    Also, they produce what must be one of the world’s most annoying noises. So any residents nearby would probably be… well, annoyed.

    replace the jetskis with canoe and the make the boat a pedal boat

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    #10398
    Avatar of OceanPhoenix
    OceanPhoenix
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    Look, in any sport, there is a danger. Some more so than others. I admit, this does sort of fall under the “Crazy Ideas” category, and no health and safety would allow it, but come on, it would be really fun to take part in, if all accidents were averted. I don’t want deaths on the seastead any more than the next person.

    There has to be some speed to it, or it would take forever, so I’m not sure about the pedal boat, but a fast canoe might work. Or a fast, one man sailing dinghy. I still like the idea of jet-skis, but speed is, as you so rightly say, a danger.

    edit:- how about jet-ski – type things, but wider and sitting lower in the water, so like a jet-car. It is less dangerous, but still has an element of speed. And obviously not going at the full 70mph or whatever jet-skis go. They can have more people-friendly front ends aswell.

    #10399
    Avatar of TheTimPotter
    TheTimPotter
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    There are quite a few land sports that would work in somewhat small area such as half court basketball and racquetball that could be played on gyrating courts. As far as water sports go, kayak polo is killer fun. I could see that being a big sport.

    #10404
    Avatar of Shouri
    Shouri
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    You should name the topic as ‘sports’ :)

    For entertainment, there is sex, stargazing, diving, table games, computer games, internet, TV, Music…

    Sports for entertainment purposes wouldn’t be feasible unless some big tourism revenue is possibly present.

    #10410
    Avatar of i_is_j_smith
    i_is_j_smith
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    I find this whole topic pretty funny. You guys are talking about colonizing one of the most dangerous parts of the planet while living on small floating platforms and you’re worried about a little jet ski accident?

    Do you think the original homesteaders said “We’d better not ride around on horses, cause we might fall off and get hurt”?

    Seems a little silly if you ask me to be talking about pedal boat or canoe races. Yea, that sounds exciting…

    And I certainly hope nobody here is thinking about preventing anyone from having a jet ski race if they are so inclined…or if a group of people want to establish a jet ski racing league on their own? If people want to risk their health and safety then that is their decision, right? Not something to be decided on by some central “government”.

    As for annoying noises, as long as I’m not infringing on their property then my neighbors can just deal with it.

    #10415
    Avatar of Thorizan
    Thorizan
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    “As for annoying noises, as long as I’m not infringing on their property then my neighbors can just deal with it.”

    Define “infringing”. Would Noise pollution count there? Potentially creating a hostile environment sounds infringing enough to me to count.

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    #10418
    Avatar of OceanPhoenix
    OceanPhoenix
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    Thankyou i_is_j_smith, finally, somebody has grasped why I created this thread: It is for fun.

    #10419
    Avatar of OceanPhoenix
    OceanPhoenix
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    Shouri wrote:

    Sports for entertainment purposes wouldn’t be feasible unless some big tourism revenue is possibly present.

    Entertainment for the people who actually play. Although it would be quite a good spectator sport…

    #10421
    Avatar of TheTimPotter
    TheTimPotter
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    “For entertainment, there is sex, stargazing”

    Stargazing will be the more amazing of the two until I have absorbed the whole night sky out there. What a great place for that stuff. I would want regular stargazing blackouts in my community.

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