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Nunchucks - They’re Ba-ack!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaverickNH, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. Prepper

    Prepper NES Member

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    So, 3 pieces of nunchuck instead of 2?

    What happens if I connect 4 in a row?
     
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  2. Glocklike tendencies

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    Well!! Could be called a "zooooboooow" ??
    Look up the video of Jet Lee fighting in Fearless, the Japanese fighter and him exchange weapons mid fight!!
    It is hard enought to wield 3 pieces as the Japanese fighter whacks himself with a very un-graceful swing of the weapon.
     
  3. Zappa

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    Yes, I believe the zoobow mystery has been solved.

    Now that leads me to three questions:

    #1: Since Mass is the only place that specifically bans them, does that mean they're legal everywhere else ??? Headscratch.gif

    #2: Why didn't Google know what it was ???
    Did that info get scrubbed by the Chinese government ???

    #3: Why didn't any of the Asian members of our NES Braintrust chime-in with the answer, instead of leaving us hanging for the last ten years. ??? Shrug.gif
     
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  4. fencer

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    I have always thought the rule of thumb was that you wanted the rope to be the same width as your hand. This allowed the chucks to roll nicely when spinning them over your hand to reverse grip etc.
    I always had two pairs. One pair of practice chucks was deliberately heavy and weighted, with a stainless steel chain. The second pair was a pair of "speed chucks" and was a bit lighter and connected with a rope. I always like octagon and not round.
    I got my first pair 38 years ago and recently found them in a file cabinet at work. I can still make them whistle. I used to practice with them everyday for a few years.
     
  5. jkelly1229

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    Really. Other than one time when i almost killed my cat. ( the knife slipped out of my hand and ended up stuck in my bed a few inches from my cat) i never had an issue with those knives
     
  6. Broomcorn

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    I've always seen this just referred to as a 3 section staff. This was my Kung Fu instructors specialty back in the day. Of all the weapons he taught, I don't think he taught more than a handful of his advanced students this one.
     
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  7. Rob Boudrie

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    What the the provenance of that diagram?
     
  8. Chevy 2 65

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  9. Glocklike tendencies

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    the provenance of that diagram is...... i drew it at work during a slow day!!!
    although i could not tell you WHEN i learned what a zoobow was, i have always had an interest in weaponry, antiques and modern.
     
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  10. whatluck

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    kubaton is probably my favorite. I have about 6" of the end of an oak drumstick on my keychain. a knuckle tap with that would have you re-evaluating your life choices. plus, if you get good with a kubaton, suddenly everything in your environment is a weapon. that training translates to everything from rolled up magazines to a roll of quarters.
     
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  11. fencer

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    Meh - that is good enough for me.
     
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