Friday, June 8, 2007

kanu polo


So I was already familiar with inner tube water polo, which was really popular in college. But here's a new take on water polo that I had never heard of before: kayak water polo, or 'kanu polo' as it is apparently called in Swiss German. Seen on the Schanzengraben, a beautiful tree-lined canal that runs along the Sihl River.



7 comments:

Bergson said...

still a new sport

one takes the balloon with the paddle ?

geneline said...

Intersting! It should be a pretty fast game!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

How interesting! I won't mind playing a game or two. I am a fairly good swimmer so I played a little water polo in college.

Kala said...

this definitely looks like alot of fun- I do a lot of kayaking here but our kayaks are much narrower and longer so it would be too tippy for this

Nathalie said...

At first I thought they were little plastic toys... Must be a great game!

richard said...

It's interesting the things that go on in the city centre - this is right in the middle of the Stock Exchange business district isn't it?

AinZ said...

bergson--they were using the paddle to block the shots on the goal, or block passes to other players, but sometimes they did use their hands to toss the ball to each other.

Geneline-yes it looked fun, and it was a pretty fast game--they were really good at maneuvering the kayaks and turning and stuff. There wasn't much scoring though--the goal is actually hanging up at least 1m above the water level.

Richard--have you been to Schanzengraben? It's a really nice walk, it stretches from somewhere near Bar au Lac all the way to Gesnerallee area, where it meets the Sihl. This was near Bahnhof Selnau, so kind of close to the business area.