Volleyball players wield exercise balls in hybrid game tentatively known as balleyball

Volleyball players wield exercise balls in hybrid game tentatively known as balleyball

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What do you get when you play a game of volleyball in which each player wields an exercise ball for hitting? You get a brand-spanking new game tentatively referred to by the pun-inspired moniker balleyball.

Volleyball with exercise balls equals balleyball

The genesis of the sport is unclear, but it is thought to have spontaneously appeared in the Latvian hinterlands.

FOUR-WAY GIANT VOLLEYBALL

Balleyball isn’t the only volleyball variant out there — there’s also four-way giant volleyball.

In order to play, one needs a large open field, plenty of participants, four nets and, of course, one humongous ball. It also helps to have lots of time, as a single point can play out over several minutes — like the one featured above that fails to conclude by the end of the video.

HANDS-FREE VOLLEYBALL

Lastly, we present hands-free volleyball, otherwise known as footvolley, as played in Brazil. Head, chest and foot volleys rule supreme on the soft sands of Copacabana beach…

2018-05-20T08:49:24+00:00 May 20th, 2018|

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