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Chinlone highlight reel
April 30, 2006 9:42 AM   Subscribe

This highlight reel of people playing the traditional Myanmar game of Chinlone is pretty amazing. Being a particularly ignorant westerner, I really had no idea of the grace & athleticism involved in the game.
posted by jonson (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
[w00t]
posted by zenzizi at 9:48 AM on April 30, 2006


Doppio
posted by kosem at 9:48 AM on April 30, 2006


[it still rules, however]
posted by kosem at 9:55 AM on April 30, 2006


repost
posted by drgonzo at 9:55 AM on April 30, 2006


Well I missed it the first time, so thanks!
posted by T.D. Strange at 10:06 AM on April 30, 2006


Is that money taped to their backs?
posted by 517 at 10:09 AM on April 30, 2006


I like how the women seem to be just as good as the men. Fascinating and hypnotic.
posted by billysumday at 10:11 AM on April 30, 2006


hacky sack?
posted by HuronBob at 10:11 AM on April 30, 2006


HuronBob : "hacky sack?"

Origin of it.
posted by Bugbread at 10:31 AM on April 30, 2006


i missed this too the first time. this is best of web, incredible shit. i could watch this for hours.
posted by punkbitch at 10:41 AM on April 30, 2006


ditto. Just wow. Thanks for doubling, jonson.
posted by peacay at 11:10 AM on April 30, 2006


I missed it the first time too. Thanks.
posted by homunculus at 12:16 PM on April 30, 2006


Fantastic skill, beautiful moves.
posted by LeisureGuy at 12:16 PM on April 30, 2006


Burma: Grace Under Pressure
posted by homunculus at 12:18 PM on April 30, 2006


They play a similar game in Malaysia. Sepak takraw.
posted by dydecker at 1:21 PM on April 30, 2006


Dude, those cats must be, like, so completely baked to hack like that...

(j/k, neat stuff!)
posted by LordSludge at 1:49 PM on April 30, 2006


Please call it Burma, not the military junta's name for the country.
posted by docgonzo at 3:17 PM on April 30, 2006


My dad brought me one of these balls when I was a boy. We never had any idea what is was for but some of my buddies and I used to play it like hacky sack. Little did we know... anyway we sucked compared to this. Thanks for the link. I'm going to find the ball and try this out again.
posted by filchyboy at 8:49 PM on April 30, 2006


jonson, thanks! I've read about chinlone but never seen it.
posted by shoepal at 11:46 PM on April 30, 2006


I saw it but had no idea what it was.
posted by dreamsign at 10:59 AM on May 1, 2006


Beautiful - like a cross between hacky sack and capoeira... some absolutely stunning athletics and coordination there.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 4:59 PM on May 1, 2006


In other news: Burma extends Suu Kyi's detention
posted by homunculus at 11:34 PM on May 26, 2006


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