JOUSTING: NEWEST WATER SPORT (Jul, 1966)

JOUSTING: NEWEST WATER SPORT

OOPS! Total victory is rare in this sport for flipping an opponent usually means loss of your own balance. Jousters use 10-ft., rubber-tipped aluminum poles and the tippy floats are truck inner tubes topped with 3/4-in. plywood. The Johnson Outboard Motors crew staged this upset in motel pool at Cypress Gardens, Fla.

FLOATS are spaced 10 ft. apart on centers and moored out in the middle of the pool where skulls stay intact

ROPE lacings secure disks to tubes. A rubber ball fits snugly into toilet plunger on each pole, is held by tape.

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