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This is NOT canoe polo, it's kayak polo!
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This is NOT canoe polo, it's kayak polo! 03 Jun 2015 18:39 #1

  • Stinger
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Those are KAYAKs not canoes.

Real Canoe Polo originated in the Great Lakes of the USA as "dead fish polo". It started when a canoeist found a dead fish in the water and playfully picked it up with his paddle and threw it in another canoeist's boat and the game was on...

Anyone can pick up a ball with their hands, in real canoe polo you can only pick up the ball with the paddle.

Where did "KAYAK POLO" originate?

Last Edit: 03 Jun 2015 18:52 by Stinger.

It is called canoe polo! 05 Aug 2015 18:59 #2

  • michielv
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Ah, the good old canoes versus kayaks debate...

Too bad you did not do any search about the origins of canoe polo because then you would have found out that canoe polo (or polo as the people who love the sport call it) originates in Europe. In Europe paddling in general (be it in open canoes or kayaks) is referred to as "canoeing".

Both open canoes and kayaks are called "canoes" overhere.

So there you have your answer. It is called canoepolo.

For more on canoe polo and its origins, history regarding rules etc. also check out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canoe_polo

Offtopic: To be honest, throwing a dead, rotting fish in someone elses boat sounds pretty disgusting to me.

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