Wednesday, 8 February 2023

The Muhammad Ali of Marbles

quote [ Len Smith is quite possibly the most dominant sportsperson on the planet. The Crawley resident is crafting perfect porcelain spheres from discarded toilet bowls, as he prepares to defend his world title at the 1973 British and World Marbles Championship on the hallowed concrete circle at Tinsley Green. ]

Quietly manipulating his marbles
[SFW] [sports] [+5 Original]
[by slaytanik@8:37amGMT]


mechavolt said[1] @ 7:23pm GMT on 8th Feb
So I was wondering if using non-glass marbles was legit or not, and it looks like it depends on the individual competition. Some allow any material as long as it's not metal. Others allow glass only. The competition in this video specifically allows for ceramic marbles. Makes me wonder if this guy would be still as good if forced to play with glass instead of porcelain.
ooo[......7 said @ 8:26pm GMT on 8th Feb
Are we, the British people of 1973, supposed to take this seriously?
rylex said @ 10:40pm GMT on 8th Feb
i think you did at one point. it's the bbc after all
mechavolt said @ 12:00am GMT on 9th Feb
I just checked, and 1973 was the last year he won. I'm surprised you all didn't riot in the streets.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:26am GMT on 9th Feb [Score:1 Insightful]
They're British, not French.

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