Cardboard Tube Fighting League

15 Jul

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I am going to make it my summer mission to hold one of these events! Cardboard tube fighting!!! It is like the best idea ever, and in general it goes a little something like this…

Anyone over 5 can take part and rules include “no poking, no stabbing and try to keep it above the belt”. Going for the face is allowed if a cardboard helmet is being worn. “Regulation” lightweight cardboard tubes are used which average at around 3 feet long. The player whose tube breaks to the point of a 45-degree angle or more first whilst dueling is the loser.

Read more about the event in Philadelphia here.

(SEE MY UPDATE HERE – MORE AWESOME IMAGES)

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18 Responses to “Cardboard Tube Fighting League”

  1. trolomatic July 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    so hipsters change the name from LARPing to “Cardboard Tube Fighting” and suddenly its not nerdy and weird anymore.

  2. haha_Hipster July 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    No, it’s still nerdy and weird

  3. artibartfast July 16, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    anyone who’s ever watched the ninja turtles once in their childhood knows that they want to do this.

  4. ellen snoeyenbos July 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    A clever new form of combat means yet another way for us to revel in our secret medieval personae! Would that all warfare be rendered harmless yet cathartic…

  5. hennwei July 17, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    no cardboard tube samurai? awesome stuff. (:

  6. alessandro July 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    Well it’s cooler than LARPing because… uh… it’s not called LARPing… which is a really lame name. Plus we all saw role models, it’s not some mysterious nerdy sub culture thing anymore.

    Though I love it. it’s lame.

    Also last I checked fat middle aged black women, and guys in khaki shorts and teal colored short sleeved shirts with new balance running shoes, did not quite fit the hipster bill.

    but then again compaired to LARPers anyone can be considered hip.

  7. Acadia July 19, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    Do you have to use the wimpy tubes from wrapping paper of can you use heavy duty ones like from carpet runners. Or maybe tinfoil. You could use a tinfoil tube as a shiv.

  8. Chung Dha July 22, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    Get nasty paper cuts from there fights lol

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