Today Jim and I met for a 45 minute lunchtime kubb at Gold Medal Park. We were joined by Jason Halvorson of Kubb Nerds (et al). Jason was in town for a conference and after a quick warm up game, 3 of his conference-mates joined us for a 2 match game of 3-on-3.
The grass was thick and still soggy from yesterday’s constant rain. More than a couple times a felled kubb would still be held up by a team of grass.
This kind of grass can either be a boon (likely to stay put) or bust (likely to bounce) for inkasting. No bouncing today. Except for my final inkast, where the kubb bounced right atop a cluster of 5.
Overall, a some very fun games with some solid hits all around.
If you’ve played with me since 2012’s Nationals, you’ve noticed I enjoy inkasting deep. I think it’s a net benefit all the way around. Sure there are times when I inkast short – and really that’s the key benefit. Being able to inkast deep creates more options. More options mean a more anti-fragile level of play.
This winter at the Loppet, the Kubbchucks held in against the Kubb Snipers because of a key FB (field kubb + base kubb) shot. Yes, we still lost. Jeebus, they’re the Kubb Snipers you’d lose too. We held on. That’s what the Kubbchucks do.
Last week, at MN Kubb’s Monday Night Friendlies I was playing with Goplin & Anders. Great kubb players, I love playing with and against both of them them. They asked me to inkast the 1 kubb. One kubb. Where’s the absolute best place for one kubb? In all honesty, my instinct with 1 kubb is to go deep and land it directly in front of a baseline kubb.
This time it landed about 18″ ahead of both the left-most and 2nd-left-most baselines. My first throw – nothing. My second baton nailed that F – followed by the baton hitting the left-most B and the F hitting the 2nd B.
See you at Nationals.
Kubbchucks throwing some wood at Cancer Survivor’s Park in downtown Minneapolis.
Garrick asked me to look around for a Kubb spot by my office for some lunchtime Kubb. I think I found a spot that is totally workable!
Look out for future posts of downtown Kubb action.