Theres a new series on History channel which looks quite interesting...
The return of horse jousting Medieval style...
Long gone are the days when knights proved themselves in this sport... Once upon a time it was the sport of kings. Now its turned into the next
I sense the return of real blood sport sometime in our future... We're slowly heading down this path, and eventually the TV audience will call for
I admit im curious about this show, it might be quite entertaining... but what is next? Sword fights? Real Gladiator battles and fights to the
death all filmed live, brought to you for your entertainment... in your living room?
those lances look a bit flimsy and wheres the knights fighting hand to hand to decide the match if both get knocked off their horses and popping a
knife between the eye slit in the helmet to finish off an enemy?
I would be interested in watching this, provided adequate rules and safeguards are in place. I would even watch gladiator fights if they could
guarantee no serious injuries. If this is the direction "reality" shows are taking, I'm in.
Originally posted by Irish614
This show is awesome, there is nothing better than going as fast as you can and crashing into another human. I can't believe it took them this long
to bring back jousting (at least to television)
Oh, yeah! "Awesome!" Humanity at its peak.
Think about the physics of doing that feat. I saw a preview. Given two horse at full throttle about 20mph each, combined for 40mph, and getting a
direct hit in the head or chest with a blunt instrument. Somebody will stand a very good chance of a damaged organ, broken neck or crushed chest. No
doubt hey will seriously injure or kill somebody before long.
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