25 October 2011

"Single bamboo drifting"

An athlete in the single bamboo drifting competition, during the 9th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People's Republic of China, September 11, 2011 in Guiyang, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images).

I don't have time to look up information on this game, but if that guy is propelling a single bamboo pole without outriggers or an attached rudder or whatever, then I'm impressed.
Photo from Boston.com's The Big Picture.

Addendum: Richard Hartmann found some additional photos of the event -
- to confirm that it does indeed involve balancing on a single bamboo pole.  (Photo credit Feng Li/Getty Images).


  1. They are standing on a single piece of bamboo, indeed:


  2. Thanks, Richard. I've added the link and one of those photos to the post.


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