Pictures of the eXtreme U Croquet court.
Last Updated 02/16/12.
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Here are some shots of one of the more
eXtreme courts we set up at
the U for lunch time
As you can see totally eXtreme topology here with each pair of hoops on their
own level of the court -- and you've never seen a croquet player choke quite so
spectacularly as when hitting down to either of the middle hoops because just a
little bit too hard might as well be out of bounds, hitting back up that ridge
is a bitch (harder than recovering across the court I'd recon given that a ball
that is on top of the ridge and close to the edge isn't hittable by a ball from
below because any ball coming from below with enough energy to do damage is
going to be in the air and flying over it). And if the level changes weren't enough there's three large
concrete obstacles greatly complicating play to hoops 1 and 9 (much use of
the stump rule on this court).
Not to mention a couple of palm trees (one of which is huge). . .
This shot is from from corner II looking towards hoops
7 and 11 with with one of us playing back up the ridge for hoop 5 (hoop 3 is
left of the picture and hoop 1 is just right of it behind the person playing):
Grass can get a little long on this court, that and the lack of
shade restrict it to more or less winter play. Here the picture is taken
from corner I and we're playing along
the top shelf towards hoop 4:
All in all it's a fun court with more
emphasis on luck than than say the bowl court. But that's fine, variety is
the spice of life and we get that in spades here.
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