r/sports Oct 13 '18

Water jousting The Ocho

https://i.imgur.com/2LPuU4X.gifv
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u/Mcgoozen Oct 13 '18

What is the purpose of the other 5 guys sitting on the back near the jouster?

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u/FiftyShadesOfGregg Oct 13 '18

Maybe they’re other jousters? Like the guys we’re seeing are first up, the fallen one just goes to shore, then the next pair are up— that way they don’t have to wait for people to get back on? Complete speculation.

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u/GuacamoleBenKanobi Oct 13 '18

Sounds logical.

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u/StrangeShark408 San Jose Sharks Oct 13 '18

Then it can't be true.

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u/KingRaptor22 Oct 13 '18

This isn’t the military

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u/Division595 Oct 13 '18

Extra lives.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

They'd still need a way to give them the shields/lances back. Granted that is far easier than having someone climb back on board so it still might be true.

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u/Forbesy41 Oct 13 '18

Could store spares on the boat beside/underneath the rowers, or have a smaller boat bring them out when they turn around. Would be faster to pass an extra lance and shield from a boat at the turnaround point than to pick up the dude from the water, especially if it's a team based sport (as in the winning team has knocked off the most people at the end of several rounds) and they need to get through them quickly.

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u/FiftyShadesOfGregg Oct 13 '18

Ah that’s a good point. Well, I’m out of ideas.

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u/Belazriel Oct 13 '18

Pick up new lance and shield at the turn.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

Have the dude that fell in the water give them back?

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

"yo, john! pass the damn shield!"

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u/FightingOreo Oct 13 '18

Maybe they've got a couple lying in the bottom of the boat.

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u/lbaile200 Oct 13 '18

I think you might be right. It also appears that, as you lose jousters, the back of the boat raises a bit giving the next person a height advantage which might make things easier.

That way you don't just put one beefy lad on the back and have him steamroll people, eventually he's going to have to joust upwards, which seems disadvantageous.

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u/Nanonicknack Oct 13 '18

I used to watch this during the Fête de la Saint Louis in séte in Southern France,they are the other jousters waiting their turn.

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u/sneakschimera Oct 13 '18

I love how you can get interesting historical lessons & learn about different cultures from interesting people all around the world on Reddit. Thank you /u/DoggystyleFTW

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u/Strictly_Baked Oct 13 '18

Austin? My friend has your name as a gamertag on xbox.

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u/MainSailFreedom Oct 13 '18

Extra weight to keep the momentum going?

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u/Puerple_haze-PSN Oct 13 '18

I think it's to compensate weight so when the guy falls the boat doesn't nosedive.

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18 edited Oct 13 '18

Fun fact: Maryland’s state sport is jousting.

Edit: Maryland is also the only state in the United States that doesn’t have a naturally occurring lake.

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Edit 2: since there are some nonbelievers on the Lake fact: Maryland Geographical Survey Lakes and Reservoirs FAQ

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u/FellKnight Boise State Oct 13 '18

Makes sense given that your flag makes an amazing heraldic shield

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u/PlayMp1 Oct 13 '18

Maryland's flag is definitely in the top 5 state flags IMO.

#1 is New Mexico.

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u/Aeium Oct 13 '18

Maryland flag numba 1!!

New Mexico flag numba 4!!

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18 edited Oct 17 '18

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

I love that video

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u/TesticleMeElmo Oct 13 '18

FUKK YU BAYBEE

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

This is exactly my rankings as well.

Maryland

Colorado

Tennessee

New Mexico

Texas

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u/Gerbils74 Oct 13 '18

Hey look, something my state is good at other than country music

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

Idk I’m not a big Maryland music fan

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u/elriggo44 Oct 13 '18

Well, you’ve never listened to Jimmies Chicken Shack, or Lake Trout, or The Pee Tanks, or 32 Mildreds, or Bovox Clown, or The Junkyard Band! Pretty sure I’ve dated myself if anyone was into local Maryland music at the same one

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u/2ND_GEN_PANDA Oct 13 '18

Virginia #1 cause tits and killing tyrants

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u/rocky8u Oct 13 '18

The Virginia flag is too complex. The seal is cool, but I wish the flag wasnt just the seal in the center of a blue field.

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u/sauhaarda Oct 13 '18

It's the coat of arms of the Baltimore + Calvert families, the rich dudes who founded Maryland as a Catholic refuge. AP US History ftw

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18 edited Oct 13 '18

Rich dude. He kept his own and his mother’s coat of arms because his mother’s side didn’t have any more decendents

Edit: He was called lord Baltimore because he was lord of Baltimore his name was George Calvert. His mother’s maiden name was Crossland.

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u/moreyball Oct 13 '18

Finally we are #1 in something

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u/Cdl505 Oct 13 '18

I agree

-New Mexican.

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u/Falc0n28 Oct 13 '18

I agree -a New Mexican

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u/SpeedCpt Oct 13 '18

The flag is based on 2 different coat of arms. It's basically made to be put on a heraldic shield.

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u/ELITEJoeFlacco Baltimore Ravens Oct 13 '18

See:ravens midfield logo

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u/Paulthefith Oct 13 '18

Stay a while and listen

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u/PostHappy28 Chicago Bears Oct 13 '18

You think that's amazing, check out the Baltimore flag.

How did Maryland get the most stylish flag game in the country?

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u/unclerummy Washington Football Team Oct 13 '18

Yeah, but it's not the fun kind of jousting where you try to knock the other guy off his horse, and then draw your sword to finish him off. Maryland jousting is riding around trying to collect suspended rings on the tip of your lance.

http://marylandjousting.com

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u/QuasarSandwich Oct 13 '18

I quite like Alabama jousting, where your sister gets on all fours and you and your brother run at her from opposite directions.

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u/Barron_Cyber Oct 13 '18

ive heard from reputable sources tjat that is a good way to break your penis. and by reputable sources i mean dennis rodman. except about the incest.

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u/QuasarSandwich Oct 13 '18

Maybe if I'm in front - but if I'm coming from the back, our Loretta is so well-worn her entire rear end is basically a big funnel. Get it anywhere near her and her contours will basically guide me home: it's like aiming for this.

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u/BladesShadow Oct 13 '18

Official sport is jousting.

Unofficial is lacrosse.

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

Actually we named Lacrosse the Official Team Sport in 2004.

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u/Shippoyasha Oct 13 '18

Would love to see pro lacrosse become big one day in the States. It has such a huge highschool and collegiate scene already

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u/danjr321 Detroit Red Wings Oct 13 '18

I am crazy disappointed that Lacrosse didn't get popular at the high school level until after I got out of school. I 100% would have played.

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u/Lord_Noble Seattle Seahawks Oct 13 '18

I think people come to like it when they see it. It's similar to basketball, hockey, and soccer while being fast and physical. What's not to love?

And the flow.

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u/plasticTron Oct 13 '18 edited Oct 13 '18

I loved playing lacrosse but I couldn't really get into watching it idk why. I also don't really like watching hockey even though I used to. I think I just have bad eyesight

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u/Lord_Noble Seattle Seahawks Oct 13 '18

The production sucks. That's why. The cameras/operators are mediocre. The commentating is ok. It's just a third tier sport production.

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u/thelaxboy1331 Oct 13 '18

Yea we are weird that way. I assume you’ve been to the rem fair to watch tho right?

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

Never have I ever. I feel like the only person in Maryland who has never been.

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u/thelaxboy1331 Oct 13 '18

Honestly the ren fests are great. My parents, bless their hearts, even got into dressing up in costume and everything.

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u/TheLeopardShepherd Oct 13 '18

"Bless their hearts" the most convoluted and passive aggressive phrase ever created

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u/thelaxboy1331 Oct 13 '18

Yea well my dad’s side is from down south so I know exactly how that phrase is normally used.

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u/TheLeopardShepherd Oct 13 '18

So you're agreeing?

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u/thelaxboy1331 Oct 13 '18

Oh no I love them, they are just weird.

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u/QuasarSandwich Oct 13 '18

My ex's mum does a fantastic line in "Well done you!" in a similar vein.

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u/SwevenEleven Oct 13 '18

It's still going on, I believe until the end of October. Prepare thyself for merriment and check it out!

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u/Zancoss Oct 13 '18

Last day is Oct 21. If you haven’t been, go. It’s actually incredible and you will have a fantastic time. See you there!

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u/FennFinder4k Oct 13 '18

Holy shit first visit to the east coast ever last year and we went to the ren fair. First off the drive to get there was through this magical deciduous forest. Amazing. Then the apple dumplings! Scrumptious. Maryland/DC you get an A plus in my book.

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u/Lord_Noble Seattle Seahawks Oct 13 '18

They don't have a lake?? Woooooah that's amazing. As someone who lives in Washington, where there's a lake like every 20 yards, this is so strange. Tell me another fact. Subscribed.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

We have lakes, lots of them. None are naturally formed though. They’re all man made.

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u/Lord_Noble Seattle Seahawks Oct 13 '18

That still only makes it more interesting haha

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Timely, because today is the Navy's birthday.

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u/Permanenceisall Oct 13 '18

Oh yeah? What’s the state hat

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u/Brailledit Oregon Oct 13 '18

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

Close. It’s actually this.

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u/Drag_king Oct 13 '18

As a Belgian you are now my favorite state. Same colors and same size. What is not to like? Actually that last bit is a true question since I have no mental picture of Maryland.
Sell me on your state.

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u/Brailledit Oregon Oct 13 '18

As my flair shows I am actually from the PNW. I was just poking fun at one of the college teams there. I hope someone from MD actually does chime in though as I am interested as well.

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u/MondayRocket Oct 13 '18

Hmm. I'm from Maryland and it's not bad. I'm outside a movie theater rn and this is what it looks like. Geographically it's pretty good. There mountains, city, beach, suburban etc areas all within a couple hours from the middle. No deserts though.

It's cities are okay, really DC is much better, which is close depending on what part of MD you're in. Also, Philly and NYC are not too far away.

Overall its chill. Most people are nice, no crazy overabundance of racist afaik. Traffic is okay. I'm in upper MD and the only rough traffic I usually encounter is on the highway around Baltimore.

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u/MondayRocket Oct 13 '18

Hmm. I'm from Maryland and it's not bad. I'm outside a movie theater rn and this is what it looks like. Geographically it's pretty good. There mountains, city, beach, suburban etc areas all within a couple hours from the middle. No deserts though.

It's cities are okay, really DC is much better, which is close depending on what part of MD you're in. Also, Philly and NYC are not too far away.

Overall its chill. Most people are nice, no crazy overabundance of racist afaik. Traffic is okay. I'm in upper MD and the only rough traffic I usually encounter is on the highway around Baltimore.

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u/LilGyasi Oct 13 '18

Maryland’s state sport is jousting.

I’ve lived in Maryland for 22+ years and never knew this

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u/Banbaur Oct 13 '18

I was told Georgia has none either

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

From my limited reading, Georgia primarily has man made lakes but a handful of natural ones.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18 edited Oct 13 '18

Maryland is not the only state that doesn't have a naturally occurring lake.

Delaware and West Virginia don't either.

But in fact, Maryland does have natural lakes:

  • Laurel Oxbow Lake (55-acre lake 2 miles north of Maryland City)
  • Chews Lake (seven acre pond 2 miles south-southeast of Upper Marlboro)

are both naturally occurring.

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

Neither are real lakes. If you don’t believe me here’s some trustworthy scientists talking about it from Maryland’s DNR.

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u/d4n4n Oct 13 '18

Sponsored by Big Lake, I'm sure...

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

Maryland’s nature conservancy says: “Laurel Oxbow Lake is the largest naturally occurring body of freshwater in the state.”

Have we stumbled across a conspiracy?!

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

It’s more of a wetland.

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u/kiwikish Oct 13 '18

Scientists DON'T want you to know this!

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u/QueenIsabella34 Oct 13 '18

Texas doesn't have any naturally occurring lakes any more. Used to have one, but it was drained at one point, then a dam was built to re-create it. And it's only half in Texas.

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u/blahblahblah1992 Oct 13 '18

I thought all of Oklahoma’s lakes were considered man made.

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

Apparently Oklahoma has the most man made lakes in the country but Oxbow and Playa are natural.

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u/italiansocc3r10 Juventus Oct 13 '18

Texans who know things: doesn't Texas only have like 1 naturally occurring lake in the entire state? I can't remember exactly but since I moved here I know people have made it clear that Texas lakes are man-made. If true ... That blows my mind Considering how massive the state is.

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u/Sardonnicus Washington Nationals Oct 13 '18

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u/AgtSquirtle007 Oct 13 '18

The state bird of Maryland is the Baltimore Oriole.

The Baltimore Oriole is so named because the male of the species is the same colors as the coat of arms of Lord Baltimore, black and yellow. It is also the inspiration for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18 edited Oct 13 '18

I believe Georgia also has no naturally occurring lakes.

Edit. Never mind it turns out my extended family has lied to me!

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u/ScubaDanel Oct 13 '18

As someone who just moved to MD, thank you. Makes me feel more excited to be here! Please if you have more facts about MD lay them on us!!

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

There’s tons. Do you have an area of interest?

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u/RoRoChabra Oct 13 '18

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u/holy_cal Baltimore Orioles Oct 13 '18

The original charter of Maryland included a significant portion of Pennsylvania, including present day Philadelphia. The Calvert family didn’t care enough to fight PA on these territorial claims.

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u/Styx1992 Oct 13 '18

That looks mighty fun

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u/shiftyeyedgoat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Oct 13 '18

That’s a whole of a set up for a very small payoff, though..

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u/FellKnight Boise State Oct 13 '18

So, kinda like regular jousting then?

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u/syllabic Oct 13 '18

A full on multi-charge joust on horseback followed up by a swordfight is not a small payoff by any means

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u/FellKnight Boise State Oct 13 '18

The swordfight is a separate event, no?

I just meant preparing the horse, armoring up, a bunch of passes, followed by one quick climax and then it's done

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u/syllabic Oct 13 '18

TBH I'm not entirely sure because I've never seen a medieval jousting event

I'm guessing that over the centuries they figured out some ways to make it an involved event that lasts a few hours

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

Alright, I know too much shit about early mid evil tournaments so here we go.

The first tournaments began sometime in the late eleventh century. They were essentially mock battles with huge fights in open fields. The goal of these tournaments was to capture and ransom your opponents. Being bad at tournament fighting was a serious liability and being a great tournament fighter could make you richer than the king of England.

Proper jousting and tournament format wouldn’t come along till much later. In the high mid evil period. Then jousting was one event among many, and it worked like a tournament. So you are right about it being a multi hour affair, but that’s because there were many matches to get through.

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u/qwertyalguien Oct 13 '18

What about full evil tournaments?

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u/Snoopy_Hates_Germans Oct 13 '18

A traditional joust in the high Middle Ages ended in a melee-range encounter with swords if both riders were unseated, or if they were unable to successfully unseat each other.

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u/msabre__7 Oct 13 '18

Just like sex with your mom.

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u/Tempest_1 Oct 13 '18

Yea it seems like it just comes down to the strength of the individual jousters and the rowers aren't really necessary.

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u/butters19961 Oct 14 '18

Was about to bash you on that comment because technically they are, as the boats would be moving without them. Then I realized this would be much cooler if the jousters had to row the boat themselves then get up and joust with the momentum they have gained.

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u/threwitaway763 Oct 13 '18

Sounds like my love life

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

I saw /u/wil tweet that he was surprised stand up paddleboard jousting wasnt a thing when he was in hawaii years ago...

I'm surprised its still not a thing yet.

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u/PM_ME_UR_HIP_DIMPLES Alabama Oct 13 '18

That looks mighty fun dangerous

FTFY

For real though. No head/eye protection!?

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u/Roflkopt3r Oct 13 '18

I'm generally suspicious of the idea to poke each other with poles.

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u/VMorkva Oct 13 '18

I'm guessing that's because the protection wasn't suitable for swimming.

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u/Guilh3m Oct 13 '18

It’s in Agde in the south of France.

Source : I’m from there

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u/All-for-goose Oct 13 '18

Damn. I had Money on the goofy Dutch. They always look like they’re having fun.

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u/Sinkingpilot Oct 13 '18

That looks way more efficient.

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u/Y0y0r0ck3r Oct 13 '18

Of course. Its Germany for crying out loud

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18 edited Oct 13 '18

No it’s Sete, I live in Toulouse and have family in Sete and have filmed the joutes nautiques there. Looks just like Sete (I could be wrong). https://youtu.be/9sgcvLsJngg

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u/Lucarche Oct 13 '18

I am from Agde i can confirm its Agde and not Sète, the big black thing at the left is the Cathedral from Agde, and i recognize everything too

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u/khamrabaevite Wyoming Oct 13 '18

Sounds like y'all need to do some water jousting to determine who's right.

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u/cemetary_john Oct 13 '18

Y'know, before this thread, I never even considered that there would be not only one but at least two cities that water joust frequently enough to be recognized for it.

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u/The_Impe Oct 14 '18

Agde ans Sète are right next to each other, it's a regional thing.

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u/Lucarche Oct 13 '18

Wow you too! Was looking if someone asked where it was from haha

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u/Guilh3m Oct 13 '18

Hello fellow agathois 😁

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u/ItisBlackandBlue Oct 13 '18

Don't know where this gif is from but it's pretty popular in the south of France in Sète.

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u/Sean_Ron Oct 13 '18

Agde, south of France. Its an occitan sport played every summer in the cities of Sete, Agde, Nimes, port-la-nouvelle, palavas-les-flots and grau-du-roi. For more pics and vids, type "joute+[city]".

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u/foreverwasted Oct 13 '18

Idk where but it's mostly only played in France, Switzerland and Germany.

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u/bixbyfan Oct 13 '18

Because the US doesn’t have this, it cannot claim to be the greatest country.

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u/superubermensch Oct 13 '18

We should do this in Florida and whoever loses gets eaten by alligators.

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u/durgasur Oct 13 '18

only with those small boats with those big fans on the back. idk what they are called.

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u/brokenarrow New York Yankees Oct 13 '18

those small boats with those big fans on the back.

idk what they are called.

...

Really?

You're so close.

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u/Viremia Oct 13 '18

boat fans?

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u/durgasur Oct 13 '18

small fan boats??

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u/Waffleradio Minnesota Vikings Oct 13 '18

Wooshey water zippies?

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u/brokenarrow New York Yankees Oct 13 '18

This sounds like something out of /r/properanimalnames for a water moccasin

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u/Mick0331 Oct 13 '18

I just can't get enough of it.

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u/SquigglyWorm Oct 13 '18

Fucking subbed.

I'm on Team Superior Siege Engine.

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u/Wtfwhatthefuck692 Detroit Red Wings Oct 13 '18

Red Vs Blue. Spoiler: Blue always wins.

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u/IrishViking_ Leinster Oct 13 '18

Still hurting over that Toronto game?

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u/Wtfwhatthefuck692 Detroit Red Wings Oct 13 '18

One day Matthew's will get the babcock stare.

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u/Rowlett112 Oct 13 '18

Or the Blue Jackets?

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u/NorthStarsHD Oct 13 '18

sarge has something to say about that

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u/FjordFjordson Oct 13 '18

Go blue team

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u/The-Insolent-Sage Oct 13 '18

Halo taught me this.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

Is Yzerman back yet?

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u/mandelboxset Michigan State Oct 13 '18

Damn dirty blues.

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u/tmama1 Oct 13 '18

And so why did the Athenians lose to the Spartans then?

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u/Fox_and_Otter Oct 13 '18

Now this is a dumb sport I can really get behind.

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u/Redarrow762 Oct 13 '18

Thou hast been smited. Enjoy thy bath in yonder river, peasant.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

I saw this in Set, France

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

Man, they're putting a lot of trust in their opponent to not jam the pole directly into their throat or head, even accidentally.

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u/lmpervious Oct 13 '18

It seems like they have to hit the shield, but I don't understand why the shield is on the opposite side. The guy in blue just rotated his shield to his left so that the orange guy had no surface to even push the blue guy with. That seems like way to easy of a way to win.

The shield should be in their right hands so they can both push into the other opponent to knock them down, or otherwise they should use a padded pole to allow them to push anywhere on the opponent's torso, therefore making them want to have the shield in their right hand to dampen the blow. That would make it more like jousting and also so they couldn't use such a boring strategy.

Yeah I'm taking this water jousting that I just learned about 2 minutes ago seriously.

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u/FuckingQWOPguy Oct 13 '18

I was thinking the same. Helmets should be mandatory on that shit.

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u/TeddysRevenge Oct 13 '18

I don’t think I’ve ever seen something I wanted to do more in my life.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18

Okay. You get to help row.

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u/Lundy87 Oct 13 '18

You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting. Welcome to the new world.

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u/[deleted] Oct 13 '18 edited Dec 13 '18

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u/Efreshwater5 Pittsburgh Penguins Oct 13 '18

They sing an octave higher for a month.

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u/fenghuang1 Oct 13 '18

The other person either sees it and dodges, earning the other person a disqualification or takes the hit, gets injured, and the other person gets a disqualification, suspension and assault charge?

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u/CaptainGoose Oct 13 '18

From my untrained eye (who trains for this?) it looks like blue gambles and uses his weight to push red off, and over commits. Red backs off and the boats getting further apart cause blue to go for a dip.

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u/thecaramelbandit Oct 13 '18

Your eye is so untrained you can't tell red from blue.

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u/CaptainGoose Oct 13 '18

Two small kids...I'm that tired.

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u/cauthon24 Oct 13 '18

Switch your colors dog

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u/nullsie Oct 13 '18

Red successfully disengaged the spear thing while keeping his pressure on blues shield.

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u/CaptainGoose Oct 13 '18

I wonder if that position is for someone important in the community.

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u/Agent_Meeseeks Oct 13 '18

Where do i sign up? dont care what spot. Question: Can beer be involved as well?

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u/dixiesk8r Oct 13 '18

That’s a lot of people involved just for Kevin to lose his balance and ruin everything.

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u/Team_Voldemort Oct 13 '18

It's called a lance...Hello

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u/Jabercaw Oct 13 '18

Jesus, wear a freaking helmet with eye protection.

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u/SebasCbass Oct 13 '18

At least when you fall off you hit water as opposed to ground at higher speeds.

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u/thatsitCheese Oct 13 '18

We used to play bicycle jousting. The road was definitely hard.

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u/IDeferToYourWisdom Oct 13 '18

I've seen 2 gifs of this sport and already know not to cheer for red.