Written by Bill Hanks
Extreme sports has added a new type of game. UTB (Ultimate Taser Ball) actually lets you injure other players on the opposite team legally. This article examines this new type of extreme sport game.
Ultimate Taser Ball lets you pass an electrical current with a stun gun through your opponent. Stun guns slow or stop the progress of the ball runner. A large ball that looks like a beach ball is used for scoring purposes.
How the game is played
The rules of the sport are not very complicated. You have two teams with four players each competing for getting the ball into the opposing team's net. Only the player who is carrying the ball can be given the shock treatment. When the player loses possession of the ball, the other tam can pick it up and play it. Ā Well, that's about it.
A player runs carrying the ball towards the other teams goal. The player can be tackled or attacked. The taser is used to stop the player before he scores. The game is very similar to the sport of rugby.
The stun guns used are only about one tenth of the power used in police stun guns. Still, they are strong enough to prevent a player from scoring a goal. The average game player gets stunned 35 to 40 times a game. The zap is strong enough to disrupt a players muscles. Only the player carrying the ball is allowed to be zapped. Zapping a runner can get the player to drop the ball or stop his running progress.
Canadian Eric Prumm invented the sport. He organized a four team tournament to be played in Bangkok this March. The four teams are all from the USA and Canada. They come from the cities of Philadelphia, San Diego, Los Angeles and Toronto. The UTB is looking to add 8 more teams in the future. Prumm has said that the league is already in negotiations for a small television contract.
Although this is the newest in extreme sports, I think that I will pass on it myself.