Help me pick a new sport, please

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    Aug 19, 2015 2:21 PM GMT
    I want to find a new sport to play. Ideally, it would be pretty easy to acquire the skills to play it, have a lower risk of injury, and would also be something I could do with other people. The first ideas that occur to me are golf and racquetball. Can anyone recommend some more?
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    Aug 19, 2015 2:54 PM GMT
    Mountain biking. The skill level needed is up to you, but the more you practice, the less your risk of injury. And it's hella-easy to find people to ride with cause most mountain bike trails are loaded with people every day.
  • AttisXVI

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    Aug 19, 2015 2:57 PM GMT
    Tennis. Badminton. Ultimate Frisbee. Olympic Douching
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:01 PM GMT
    ^Ultimate Frisbee is fun too, but it's not as easy to find people to play with. I haven't played that in years!
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:02 PM GMT
    paulflexes said^Ultimate Frisbee is fun too, but it's not as easy to find people to play with. I haven't played that in years!


    DC has gay leagues for everything. Notably, Ultimate and Dodgeball.
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    AttisXVI said
    paulflexes said^Ultimate Frisbee is fun too, but it's not as easy to find people to play with. I haven't played that in years!


    DC has gay leagues for everything. Notably, Ultimate and Dodgeball.
    Sweet! If I'm ever out that way again I'll have to look them up.
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
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    PARKOUR!
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:17 PM GMT
    Badminton is an especially great idea! Tennis is a wonderful sport, but so challenging. I think it must take a long time before you start having fun at it.

    Thanks, guys!
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:18 PM GMT
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    PARKOUR!
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    Aug 19, 2015 3:34 PM GMT
    I would go with Badminton, you get to move a lot and it's not hard to learn. It isn't too difficult to find a club to play in.
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    Aug 19, 2015 6:08 PM GMT
    have you tried jumping? Jumping off the bridge?
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 19, 2015 6:41 PM GMT
    Synchronized swimming.
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    Aug 19, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
    bonaparts saidhave you tried jumping? Jumping off the bridge?

    how about throwing? throwing you off the bridge?
  • Crisistunity

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    Aug 19, 2015 7:49 PM GMT
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    bonaparts saidhave you tried jumping? Jumping off the bridge?

    how about throwing? throwing you off the bridge?


    Don't feed the hateful troll.

    About the question asked:
    Badminton is quite easy on the body, you could try it.
  • ASHDOD

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    Aug 19, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
    golf isn't a sport

    Squash is a bit challenging but its easy to learn

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    Aug 19, 2015 9:24 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidgolf isn't a sport
    It is for old fat rich white guys. icon_lol.gif
    Then again, I do have a young thin poor white friend who likes it, and he's also a snowboarder and mountain biker.
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    Aug 19, 2015 10:37 PM GMT
    ESPN 8
    " If its almost a sport its on The Ocho!"
  • musclpa

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    Aug 19, 2015 10:54 PM GMT
    Wrestling
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    Aug 19, 2015 10:56 PM GMT
    __morphic__ said
    bonaparts saidhave you tried jumping? Jumping off the bridge?

    how about throwing? throwing you off the bridge?

  • toybrian

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    Aug 19, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
    I would say running, biking or kayaking..all fun and get you outside a lot...
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Aug 19, 2015 11:02 PM GMT
    musclpa saidWrestling


    "Once you've wrestled, everything else in life is easy." - Dan Gable.

    And it is.
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    Aug 20, 2015 12:04 AM GMT
    toybrian saidI would say running, biking or kayaking..all fun and get you outside a lot...
    I'm not much of a runner, but the later two are really fun. I can hardly wait to get back to Miami cause both my FWB's wanna take me kayaking. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 20, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    SockMonkey saidI want to find a new sport to play. Ideally, it would be pretty easy to acquire the skills to play it, have a lower risk of injury, and would also be something I could do with other people. The first ideas that occur to me are golf and racquetball. Can anyone recommend some more?

    Consider volleyball. Within your own age group it's not too difficult, you're playing on a team with other guys just like you. Doesn't require a big personal investment, either. In some cases you may also get to play it nude, which I've done. icon_wink.gif

    Height is an advantage at the net, but at a short 5'8" and your weight, both of which I've been, quickness also counts. Light, fast guys can cover more of the court better than some lumbering big guys.

    Golf can be great, too. Does require a possibly costly initial outlay in equipment, and paying for lessons from a pro, since it's tough to teach yourself. But it's a very rewarding game, and in a place like here in Florida (golf capital of the USA), we have gay golfing groups. One of them founded by an RJ member.

    There's also amateur softball. A lot of bars, especially gay bars, sponsor them, just ask. A display of trophies is a good clue. Many of the guys are not young, just having fun. Go to a game and observe. You don't have to be Babe Ruth.

    Another club item is bowling. We have an entire gay bowling league here. But if you don't live in Gay Central, like this is, then look for any amateur league. Again, bars tend to sponsor them. Ask and look for the trophies. A bowling ball, bag, and bowling shoes, maybe a team shirt, aren't a terribly big investment, and it's as much about the socializing as the playing.
  • mwwalker

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    Aug 20, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    I really like rowing, or any sort of paddle sport such as stand up paddle board, kayaking, canoeing, etc. I find it is so peaceful being on the water, and a great workout.
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    Aug 20, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
    mwwalker saidIrish really like rowing, or any sort of paddle sport such as stand up paddle board, kayaking, canoeing, etc. I find it is so peaceful being on the water, and a great workout.
    I've done canoeing and kayaking, and find both to be very fun.
    Paddleboarding, on the other hand, is something I see all the time at the beach and have never tried. It looks fun too. Then again, I do have some Irish blood in me (and Native American Cherokee blood, but only 5-10%).