3-foot carrots? That sounds amazing!
> To: ; .uk
> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:59:46 +0100
> Subject: Re: [Croquet] GC Eqyptian Balls/Hoopes
> No the problem with Egyptian hoops and Dawson balls is:
> 1. The upright and the same size all the way up.
> 2. The cross bar is square
> 3. The carrots go 3 feet into the ground, so there is no give.
> No more 10% of jump shots were successful in Cairo.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: croquet-.uk
> [mailto:croquet-.uk]On Behalf Of James R.
> Hopgood (Croquet)
> Sent: 26 October 2010 12:43
> To: .uk
> Subject: [Croquet] GC Eqyptian Balls/Hoopes
> On 26/10/2010 10:34, chris clarke wrote:
> > The only one which I did not try to stop was the use of the Egyptian
> > hoops which I accepted despite the fact that they were not approved.
> Is it true there was a feeling that Egyptian balls provide for more
> "spectacular" jump shots than Dawson balls, and that Dawson's generally
> aren't the best for GC play. If so, what are the differences between the
> types of balls? What are the differences between Egyptian hoops and
> regulation WCF hoops, both in terms of characteristics and effect on
> play (i.e. do they "reward" extremely hard hitting)?
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