Yes - it was definitely a cottage game for us too. We used to set up big 'round robin' tournaments - charts & all! So its kind of fun to have one in the house now. Did you know the World Crokinole Championships take place in Tavistock ON? Something like 400 player from around the world are usually there!Oh wow, I have not played in years, maybe decades. Didn't even think to look for the board when I was at the cottage this summer. That's where we usually played, though I think we had a set at home, too.
My daughter did this when she was young. My boys decided to teach her how to ride a two wheeler by putting her at the top of a hill and giving her a push while yelling pedal. They forgot to tell her where the brakes were. She did a face plant and her whole face swelled up like a balloon. She didnt even look like her for about 3 weeks. The scream was enough to send me flying to the school asap.I should note, I took my daughter (the cautious one) riding on the weekend on a course that we may race on next weekend. We got to a fun, twisty and downhill part of the course and she got going a bit too fast out of the exit of a turn, panicked, and hit the brakes. Over the bars she went.
I was ahead so I had to turn around and find her. She was already up and walking to me. No tears, no nothing. Just walking. Then she admitted she was having a hard time seeing. Oh boy...
We walked back to the aid station and had her checked over by a paramedic. Her vision was much improved by this point, 15 minutes later. Some head pain, but she did land on her chin. Minimal bleeding. We were given the reasons why we might want to go to a walk in clinic or emerg if things got worse, but they never did.
When we got home I noticed the tire marks up the back of her leg. Her bike literally ran her over as she landed, lol.
She's fine now. I never thought this one would go over the bars. I've never warned her about braking too much with the left hand, because she never really put herself in that position. I'm honestly super proud of her. It's a learning experience. I've been over the bars a few times, maybe literally 4 times in total. As she said, she went "ass over teakettle" and it rang her bell a little.
She'll be back there.
My son does lots of trail riding now - new hobby for him. He has some cool gloves (and other gear) that have this substance in them that is flexible until any impact then becomes protectively rigid - quite amazing technoloogy! He wears them to protect the backs of his knuckles, hands/wrists from getting nasty whacks from branches etc - electricians need their hands to be in good shape!!I can't get her to wear riding gloves. This may convince her, even though she landed in a loamy area and didn't hurt her hands.
The helmet didn't even get scratched. Just her chin. I congratulated her on saving her new helmet. Those things are expensive. Have to protect them in a fall.
We have a board set up in our basement, and grand kids and great nieces and nephews love to play.Here we are working to develop our crokinole skills I recently picked up a board for $15 at the ReStore. Now we've spent on new buttons, new posts, spray wax etc. .... it's one of those 'bargains' But we like games & haven't played crokinole in decades - so it's bringing some challenges & new learning! Any other crokinole players here?