Do you just keep throwing field kubbs back and forth?

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asked Jun 12, 2015 by shadrock Kubbnoob (150 points)
I'm just starting my Kubb journey, so forgive me if this is a simple question.  I understand the  concept of field kubbs.  Team A throws at Team B's baseline kubbs and knocks a couple down, then Team B throws them to Team A's side of the field to be used as field kubbs and must knock those down prior to attacking Team A's baseline kubbs.  Say that Team A knocks down 3 baseline kubbs and then Team B must knock down 3 field kubbs prior to attacking Team A's baseline kubbs.  If Team B knocks down all 3 field kubbs, then 2 baseline kubbs, does Team A then throw all 5 kubbs into Team B's half to then create 5 new field kubbs?  And if so, that means that on their next turn, they would need to knock down all 5 field kubbs prior to attacking Team B's baseline kubbs.  If another of Team B's baseline kubbs are knocked down, then 6 field kubbs would be created on Team A's side of the field, and since there are only 6 throwing sticks, the game would essentially stop. I'm just wondering what happens to the kubbs that have been tossed back and forth multiple times, or if they are removed from the field.  I

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answered Jun 12, 2015 by garrickvanburen Kubblic ❚ (7,390 points)
selected Jun 12, 2015 by shadrock
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Yes, you are correct, all field kubbs are continuously thrown back in. Yes, the number of field kubbs does increase beyond the number of batons. That's why it's so beneficial to topple multiple field kubbs with a single baton.

To get an idea of how this works at the highest level of play, check out the recording of the 2013 US Championship game:
commented Jul 8, 2015 by hardcoreleftie Ironkubb ✭ (1,210 points)
Great response Garrick. As a member of Kingpin I would have liked to see the semifinals from that year used instead. We played better that game :)