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"The Iron Eagle has pinned Sky Tank to the ceiling! The crowd goes wild!"
Turn one of those indoor skydiving wind
tunnels into a wrestling ring. The
wrestler's goal would be to pin their
opponent to the ceiling.
The wrestling/flight suits would match in
their area of cross section to the wind
keeping the opponents somewhat evenly
matched. A lighter opponent
the advantage of being more nimble
and maneuverable while the heavier one
might have the offset advantage of being
harder to move.
Team sports in super sized wind tunnels
would be really cool but you'd have to
figure out how to keep the ball from
away, not to mention the impracticality of
having enough fans to keep a dozen plus
athletes flying around. That being said, it
would be fun to watch a football game
played in 3 dimensions. I would imagine
good player would probably be able to
flying across the "field" at 30 or 40 miles
per hour with a little practice.
Mother was stuck to the ceiling......
......and the kids were stuck to the floor [xenzag, Feb 07 2008]
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 07 2008]
The other kind of air wrestling
...definately not the kind I'm talking about [doctorremulac3, Feb 07 2008]
||I thought this would be another MacBook Air-themed idea.
||Pending halfbaker engineering pedantry, if it's possible it will immediately receive my bun.
||Here here UB, I would definitely NOT want
to see the WWF or any other creepy
fake sport organization ruin the idea.
||I'd say it would be ok to use dumb super-
hero names though. Gotta have some
||I assume you mean the WWE. Unless, of course, you actually intend to put near extinct animals in to the wind tunnel and watch them flail about helplessly.
||Ah, wrestling with pedantry. Feels good.
||Yup. Although I have to admit I quite like the aerial acrobatics of the feather weight guys, and some of the others like Jeff Hardy, throwing himself off a tall ladder through a table in order to hurt someone. I like it in the same way I like watching stunts being performed in the movies.
||But the rest is still shit.
||If not, just drop 'em out of a plane.
||Reminds of the song for some reason
"When Father papered the parlour" by R.
P. Weston, 1878-1936.
This is the
When Father papered the parlour
You couldn't see him for paste
Dabbing it here! dabbing it there!
Paste and paper everywhere
Mother was stuck to the ceiling
The children stuck to the floor
I never knew a blooming family
So 'stuck up' before
||Listen with joy to an original rendition
||Boy, they just don't write songs about
gluing the family to the ceiling the way
they used to eh?
||Did you draw that 2 Frys? That's
||Maybe you could mix our ideas and
have one guy or team trying to get by
the other guy or team in a "capture the
flag" style game. Then if the ball or flag
gets knocked loose, it just flies up to
the ceiling where somebody else can
grab it. I don't know what you'd call it,
"Air War"? "Aero-ball"?
||If you used a regular football you could
even have the guys pass it or "drop it"
to their team mate above them. They'd
have to learn to throw the ball in
upward arcs working with the wind so
they'd actually be playing in 4
||You could either have the play be
continuous, soccer style or like football
with the air slats opening at the
beginning of a play and closing when
the play is blown dead. So everybody
stands opposite each other, takes off
when the quarterback says go, flies
around slamming into each other and
when the guy with the ball gets pinned
to the ceiling the air slats close up and
everybody gets in place for the next
||You've got wrestling, you've got racing,
you've got strategy, but mainly an
excuse to enjoy senseless violence in a
3 dimensional playing field.
||Aero-Football. I'd pay to see it.
||I thought this would be air wrestling like air guitar. One guy rolling around alone on the floor and pretending to free himself from a head lock.
||Somebody does that kind as well. (See
||I did. Thank you.
I love the idea of a whole array of flying sports, and I just hope that someone swipes one of these ideas while I'm still fit enough to participate. I have the feeling that prolonged bodysurfing will be one heck of a workout.