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The Sport of Tomorrow?

What do you get when you cross volleyball, gymnastics, soccer/football, martial arts, a couple trampolines, and an inflatable moon walk?

How about a 5 year old’s birthday party dreams come true? Probably, but these are also the ingredients for a bizarre new “sport” called Bossaball.

Bossaball on the beach

The sport originated in Belgium a couple years ago, but has since spread through coastal areas of Europe and Brazil. Just like volleyball, the goal is to make the ball hit the ground on your opponent’s side. Extra points for hitting the trampoline, plus no pesky “hands only” rules, just a whole lotta bouncing.

Bossaball

After seeing the following video, I’d actually risk the inevitable two weeks on my back to play this:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Unfortunately, there are no plans to demo Bossaball in the U.S. this summer, although I’m sure they’d reconsider if enough people went to the Bossaball site and requested it!

Next up: Oopsball … a cross between curling, speed skating, jousting, baseball, and competitive crocheting.

Thanks Dwight!

9 Responses to “The Sport of Tomorrow?”

  1. on 30 Mar 2007 at 1:23 am Bunk

    Inflatable sand? Where are the inflatable pubs and inflatable restrooms in all this? Next you’ll be posting inflatable waves.

    I’d rather watch Hurling. Now THAT’S a sport.

  2. on 30 Mar 2007 at 9:28 am Anthony

    Interesting I suppose but after watching it a bit I don’t quite get the need to come up with bizaare contest mixtures just for the heck of it. What’s wrong with vollyball the way it exists today?

    Anthony
    OneDollarBlog.com

  3. on 30 Mar 2007 at 11:27 am OrioleMagic

    I’m so in!

  4. on 01 Apr 2007 at 8:40 am Antilos

    US Bossoball Cup :)

  5. on 15 Apr 2007 at 3:33 pm Fireweaver

    That looks like tremendous fun! I would love to try!

  6. on 15 Apr 2007 at 10:02 pm jean-pierreke

    Woooow, I would so love to play this.

    To anthony : “What’s wrong with vollyball the way it exists today?”
    nothing’s wrong with volleyball.

    Bossaball adds shifted gravity though, and footwork.
    That makes it a complete new experience i suppose,
    very different from volleyball.

    I’m definitely a fan.

  7. on 29 Jul 2007 at 6:59 pm masse

    Inflatable sand? That looks like tremendous fun!

  8. on 10 Sep 2007 at 12:31 pm Curious

    What the hell are the rules in this game?

  9. on 14 Mar 2010 at 5:21 pm morteza

    I exercise an article about the need bossaball
    Is possible if you mail it to me
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