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  • faster hands than boxers...

    Has everyone seen this sport?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaLxHVg0m3g&NR=1

  • #2
    I see from a related video on that page

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHJMwUtq ... re=related


    that there's even a "stackmat" timer that you must start/finish yourself? So it's a "popular" passtime for kids somewhere? (everywhere?)

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    • #3
      I like that "stackmat" idea. Maybe sprinters should start and stop their own timers to eliminate false start controversies!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jhc68
        I like that "stackmat" idea. Maybe sprinters should start and stop their own timers to eliminate false start controversies!
        How long has this been popular?

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        • #5
          Big time competitions for about 10 years now. According to Wiki, it became widespread in the 1980's as a motor skills exercise for autistic kids. I'd never heard of it until a WSJ article this week. Apparently it is a mulit-million dollar industry with the stackmat timers and special cups with holes in the bottom to prevent vacuum sticking while stacking. Who knew?

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          • #6
            Sheesh!!! Is there a slo-mo? .. this almost looks like edited video

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lonewolf
              Sheesh!!! Is there a slo-mo? .. this almost looks like edited video
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjK2H8F ... re=related

              This related videos is a slow mo. And even that looks jumpy.

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              • #8
                Kid has a Nike sponsorship already.

                Hmmmp. :?

                Knight's got his hands into everything (pun intended ).
                The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jhc68
                  Big time competitions for about 10 years now. According to Wiki, it became widespread in the 1980's as a motor skills exercise for autistic kids. I'd never heard of it until a WSJ article this week. Apparently it is a mulit-million dollar industry with the stackmat timers and special cups with holes in the bottom to prevent vacuum sticking while stacking. Who knew?
                  If my kids had the special hole-in-the-bottom cups they'd be extra sticky from doing double duty as beer bongs!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daisy
                    Originally posted by lonewolf
                    Sheesh!!! Is there a slo-mo? .. this almost looks like edited video
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bjK2H8F ... re=related

                    This related videos is a slow mo. And even that looks jumpy.
                    Amazing! On the slo-mo you can even spot one little missgrab not apparent on the real time.
                    I don't know how they memorize the routine.. :? .

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                    • #11
                      Great training for future pickpockets.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jack Slocombe
                        Great training for future pickpockets.
                        Yep, the Artful Dodger :wink: .
                        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                        • #13
                          like Isinbaeva or Bubka, could these kids scheme to lower the WR by fractions at a time, frequently, to increase their marketability?

                          Also, I imagine with constant practice, the "official" cups wear out, especially from the finish technique of slamming them down in the stack to conclude the routine, just prior to pressing the timer....lots of repeat sales of official cups to all these kids...what a racket!

                          The benefits of hand/eye coordination seem to be touted in the case of former world champ Emily Fox with a basketball scholarship to Minnesota----
                          has anyone done any studies on new incoming jet fighter pilots or benefits of skills learned from constant thumb movement on video games?

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