Trending the World Championships in Rone 2014

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asked Sep 8, 2014 by C=mxcXKubbSection Ironkubb ✭ (1,330 points)
I have been doing this all by myself for some years now. Here's what I found out this year. Pls bear in mind this is subjective stuff.

Strong trends:
 - Young teams, from Gotland as well as for the first time from both Germany and Switzerland, takes huge leaps forward and managed to rout some established teams on their way to Sweet sixteen. Watch out for teams like the domestic "Ingen", the Swiss "Foyer United" and German "Hägar-Club Schindhard".
- Foreign teams get better and better all over the line. Nowadays, it's not enough to be born, raised and living close to Rone anymore. For the first time it was 50/50 between foreign and domestic teams in Sweet sixteen.

- About Inkast, to succed, a significant number of inkastare manage to bounce the kubb both left and right after landing. Earlier years, only two-three players could do that with consistecy. Just go practice, kids :)
- About attacking the raised formations, a significant number of teams tend to stay in front of the formations using the baton bounces for damage rather than the kubbs, and not running out in the corners for longer shots. It even became tactics, trick your opponents out in the far opposite "losers corner" for longer and unsafer hits.
- More players throw at the kubbs a little from one side, thus facing larger "hit area" (witch then increases with 40%)

Next step:
- When will more teams deliberately adopt substitution of players as a strategy for raising the total hit rate of the team?

commented Sep 8, 2014 by Dano Ironkubb ✭ (2,330 points)
Thanks, the attacking raised kubbs theory is something I had not thought about. I  will try it in  practice.

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answered Sep 8, 2014 by garrickvanburen Kubblic ❚ (7,390 points)
The entire reason the Kubbchucks tied for 17th this year @ US Nationals (and didn't do much much worse) was because we effectively managed 6 throws across 4 people.
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answered Sep 8, 2014 by Savage_EC Kubbnoob (200 points)
Seems like that would be difficult, but I would love to see someone try it.
  My initial thought is that with 6-person teams (my favorite way to play) it is already tough only throwing one baton per turn. Now if you add even more players to the mix, perhaps that 'sub' doesn't throw for 1, 2, 3 turns. Then they are asked to step in after not throwing for a long time and execute a crucial shot.
   Like I say, I would love to see it attempted, but I would hate to be the person coming in cold after not throwing a baton for a couple rounds.
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answered Sep 9, 2014 by C=mxcXKubbSection Ironkubb ✭ (1,330 points)
Don't mind the next step so much. The trends will probably have much higher impact on (your) anybodys game at low to high level play. Next step is for top level competition if you want to step up part of your game