Around noon on Monday someone, no doubt off to a delightful afternoon of picnicking & kubb along the North Sea, left their kubb set on a bench next to a track at the Hamburg train station.
Unfortunately, the bomb squad was called in to defuse it.
Unfortunate that we live in a time where people simply forget kubb sets.
Drilling is a specific kubb throwing technique employed to strategically place the field kubbs in such a manner that they land very closely together.
There are various strategies to drilling, but the majority of drills adhere to these two principles:
- The kubb is spun on its center axis, similar to a spin of a thrown football
- Unlike a football, the nose of the kubb is generally pointed downward during the throwing motion
Drilled kubbs are generally thrown near the centerpins, for the following reasons:
- Throwing close to the centerline provides a more favorable and closer distance to attack a kubb
- Throwing close to the corner provides the advantage that if kubbs are half in/half out, they are forced in, creating a tighter group
- Kubbs that are off-target, not thrown to technique, or bounce off other previously thrown kubbs have more of a chance to go out of bounds. This allows the inkastare another attempt to throw the kubb without affording a less favorable kubb position if it were to have stayed in bounds.
- Throwing to a position further away from the king decreases the chance of knocking the king over prematurely.
The player performing the majority of kubb throwing strategy, called drilling. Currently a synonym for Inkastare.
The act of inkasting a kubb far into the upfield near the opponent’s baseline.
Generally done with the intention of setting up a possible double with a base kubb, but can also be used as a conservative move if the inkastare believes they have more kubbs to throw than their team can topple with six batons, thus mitigating the danger of a close advantage line.
A player is said to be “in Clutch” when their remaining batons left are equal to or less than the remaining field kubbs left.
The act of inkasting a kubb in the upfield, only to have it impact another kubb, and veer off in a random unfavorable direction and position.
Used to describe the toppling of one single Kubb within a tight grouping. Not a good thing.
The act of missing a shot, then consecutively taking higher risk, more powerful shots with longer lines, in an attempt to make up for one or more previous misses. The opposite of ‘Playing it Safe’.
Chad-style is a specific cadence for baton throwing used by a team of two. In a Chad-style attack, the first player throws two batons, leaving their third in reserve. The second player then throws two batons, also leaving their third in reserve. Then, the first player throws their final baton followed by the second player throwing their final baton.
This term was coined at the 2012 MN Kubb Loppet Tournament by the Kubbchucks. It was named after Chad Parsons and Chad Bevers playing as the KubbSnipers.
The player throwing at the Field Kubbs in an attempt to topples multiple Kubbs with a single baton. Depending on the arrangement of the Field Kubbs, the Blaster may not always throw the first baton.