September 28, 2010

Field Gun Competition Redux: Too Good to Leave in the Comment Section.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 4:05 pm

Yesterday I posted the video of the Royal Navy Field Gun Competition. Check it out. Pretty amazing stuff. Our friend Carl stated in a comment to the post, “A man was killed doing this back in 1982. The competition ended in 1999 due to government spending cutbacks, but seems to be restarted this year.”

He provided the link to the following video, which shows the Royal Navy Portsmouth Team training for the competition. This video provides even a better look of what this event involves and has convinced me that these lads are crazy it takes a very special person to decide to take up this sport.

I’m surprised only one person has been killed doing this.

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  1. They make it look so much… effortless? or without potential for complete and utter disaster in the real competition. When you watch the video, you realize how absolutely disasterous it could be until everyone starts to truly work as a team and understand what needs to happen and when.

    Funny, I was watching this thinking, ‘Dang, this looks like it was shot in the ’70s..’ 1978. It was the facial hair that gave it away…

    Comment by Bou — September 29, 2010 @ 10:52 pm

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