This would be a much more interesting game to watch if the goal net was half the height. That would require more precision delivery into the net. It’s kind of ridiculous to watch the ball sailing over the max height that the goalie’s front bike wheel can achieve in a reasonable amount of time.
That was the most awkward thing I’ve seen in a long time. The audience are so confused when to clap, the music doesn’t fit the performance. And then the yells from the guy. Oh god. Didn’t do justice to his talent.
As far as I can see, they do a very small wheelie and quickly accelerate while turning the front wheel perpendicular to the bike to create a striking surface. Then they stop quickly so the bike doesn’t go out from under them when the front wheel lands.
I’d love to see this with larger teams on a larger area of play. I’m picturing a soccer field sized court with a similar sized team. Maybe keep the net smaller though.
Actually, I’m basically just thinking of bike soccer. Which should happen.
If a player touches the floor, leans, etc, then the player must cross his goal line (the line at/in front of his goal) with at least one of his wheels. I think any part of the bike can be used. If the ball gets stuck on the bike, it must be released by the player. A defender can use his hands if both wheels are inside his penalty area. His feet must remain on the pedals.
There’s a bunch of possible penalties. Obstructing the other players, touching the ball illegally, etc.
Mind blown. Somehow though … after reading cycle ball, I expected a larger play surface. But seriously .. the ball is rolling towards him, and WHAM … it’s flying through the air in a very specific direction and all it took was a very specific fast twist of the handlebars coupled with a tiny wheelie. Mind re-blown. It never even crossed my mind that a bicycle front wheel could do that. Thanks OP.
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