Technology Based VSports: The world of sport is as varied as any area of our lives. Even more so than some. People are getting off the sofa and getting involved in the sport. Here we’re going to look at Top 5 Technology Based VSports List of Most Unusual VSports. The world’s strangest technology based vsports. I’m sure there are many more out there but these are 5. That I personally think would be good fun to join in. And feel that they use technology in some of the most innovative and interesting ways.
5 Technology Based VSports
A player wins a drone race by having the best score. This is calculated by the time taken to complete a course. And the number of checkpoints the player reaches. One of the sports main professional bodies is the DRL or Drone Racing League. All the drones are built in-house and their competitions take place in a number of locations. Including warehouses and sports stadiums. The ‘pilots’ wear goggles that give them a first-person view when flying. To allow them to see what the drone sees which is really vital as the course is 3D. And the drones go out of view of the naked eye for most of the race. Every lap a pilot is given a new drone. Which is previously checked for correct control and video feed.
The official governing body for this sport that spans across the world. From the US and Barbados to the UK and Lebanon is the ISPA. Or the International Segway Polo Association. The rules of the game are adapted from other more conventional polo games. Like horse and bicycle With 4 8-minute sections, or chukkers, in a game. The aim is to use your mallet to knock the ball into the goal. Any goals unless accidental cannot be scored off anything other than the mallet. The field measures in at 200 feet (61 meters) by 128 feet. Approx 39 meters with the goal being 8 feet wide, 5 feet high with a safety zone around the border. According to the ispa website, the most recent winner of the WOZ Challenge Cup in Barbados.
This is an Amateur HAM-radio based sport with the aim. Being to get in touch with as many stations as they competitor can in a specific period. These competitions run on mainly the HF Bands with some exceptions. Which organizers have deemed off limits. The contests draw in a varied number of competitors. To enter a player must submit a log of all stations contacted. This can either be done on paper or, in most people’s case. An electronic computerized version that uses software to ensure no duplicates occur. If you’re considering entering, here are a few tips from winners. Read the rules thoroughly, check all equipment for any problems. Plan your food, drink and bathroom breaks, and establish a plan.
This sport started in 2000 in Finland but is now spreading around the world with championships and teams. In the US all the way to the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Players throw mobile phones and are judged on their method and distance. There are 4 major categories- Original or traditional, Team original, Freestyle and Junior. The original means that competitors have to throw the phone over the shoulder. And the winner is the player who throws it the farthest. Freestyle is judged on the aesthetics and creative choreography. Junior is for those under the age of 12 and Team original is similar to Original but the team’s scores are added up. Phones that are allowed to be used vary between events. Some specifying a model and others allowing any phone over 220g. To be used and in the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, these options are provided by the sponsor.
Robot fighting is one of the more well-known and dare. I say cooler technology based weird sports. The idea is quite simple, robots made by teams or individuals battle. It out to see whose robot is both more powerful and more impressive. There are numerous leagues, tournaments and associations around the world. Dedicated to this sporting giant including the FRA. Fighting Robot Association, and the Robots Live competition. As we’re all aware by now, there are even some TV shows dedicated to Robot fighting. Such as Robot Wars which is particularly popular in the UK, and BattleBots in the U.S. These remotely controlled death machines are awe-inspiring. When you consider their technological and mechanical configuration. Then the prowess and ability that goes into controlling and battling with these machines.
7.Technology Based VSports
Whether it’s a Finnish man throwing a mobile phone a team of Barbadian men rolling around on Segways. There is always those brilliant and let’s face it, eccentric men and women. Who will find a sporting use for even the most mundane objects and technology? And I for one definitely feel rather glad these people exist in our world of hate and drabness! The future is a treasure trove to these individuals as technology. Becomes more advanced and more widespread. You never know we may all watch Segway polo in the same way we watch Soccer or Football. Whatever the situation. Keep your eyes peeled because I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.