Professional Tag Game At The World Chase Tag Championships

Submitted by: daegog 8 months ago in Sports


Do kids still play tag? Adults do, and it's an organized sport.

An excerpt from Dead Beats Panel:

A group known as World Chase Tag has created a World Tag Championship, which combines the simple and straightforward game of tag with parkour. Two players enter a playground like arena, with one player trying to avoid their opponent who is “it” for 20 seconds. The players will use the obstacles to jump, run over, slide under, and generally use to their advantage one way or another.

It’s a surprisingly intense sport. Anyone could try it, but imagine attempting to put your hands on a person that can clear a chest-high hurdle with barely a stumble, then grabbing a bar and swinging several feet ahead. It would be maddening, and a challenge for all but the fittest – and the most agile.

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Male 1,447
They need to make a larger area and make it with more players. 
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Male 2,755
I don't think that this could be a Olympic sport because there is no school training ground, tag is not allowed in school anymore because there is a winner and loser. 
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Male 18,342
casaledana we went to very different schools. We had "Standards" where everyone has to reach a certain age-related standard (or earn a punishment), but everything we did was competitive on an individual and team basis. You were ranked and were expected to move up the ranks in areas of specialty.
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Male 45,594
casaledana   They don't have rifle ranges in school either but the Olympics has several rifle and handgun marksmanship events.
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Male 18,342
Gerry1of1 my school had a rifle range. Everyone who goes through the system is reasonably proficient with a service rifle. Which is ironic, because it was in England.
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Male 45,594
Draculya   Went to one of those posh schools ehh?  
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Male 7,265
casaledana I will take a guess that this is only true in your conservative echo chambers.
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Male 418
If this is going to be a sport then the ground needs to be real lava.
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Male 1,447
Roland Or at least have the stage up in the air... players jumping from beam to beam of a skyscraper under construction. 
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Male 45,594
This should be an Olympic sport. It's more athletic than curling , air rifle marksmanship, dressage. Well I suppose Dressage, Jumping and Eventing are athletic for the horse, but not the rider.
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Male 2,755
Gerry1of1   Every one of the sports you mention takes a huge amount of skill and dedication to get to the Olympics. I dont think golf is a sport put it still takes a lot of skill, you insult and dismiss a lot of people when you call out these sports. Specially if you consider that most of these people do it just for the love of the sport.
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Male 45,594
casaledana   Yes, they do take dedication and patience..... but not athleticism, which was my point. I mean, you just sit on the back of a damn horse
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