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Old 08-14-2010, 06:43 PM   #16
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Default Re: What Sport takes the most experience to play?

even though i don't like it, golf has to be up there.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #17
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The hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball, so that would take the most experience/practice.

This.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:32 PM   #18
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You can make the same case for every sport that they need to do many roles. Basketball is pretty easy to pick up. If you have a decent skill you can get some PT, etc.

Hardest sport is probably Football.
Explain why to the folks.

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I'd say baseball, hockey, maybe golf. I would think basketball is one of the easiest.
Basketball is quite easy, height is the most important part.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:40 PM   #19
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Baseball. While most will discredit it because there's a ton of stop-and-go in the sport. There's almost nothing harder than hitting a 90-100 miles per hour fastball, then trying to hit that same ball breaking 6-12 inches off/on up/down on the plate going 60-70 miles per hour.

It takes years of scouting reports,
Patience
And most of all natural super-human hand-eye coordination.

...when I lived in Cincinnati I met the pitcher Jose Rijo, which before his injury was an awesome pitcher. I probably was like 13 years old or so and he was doing a demonstration at a charity of how a fastball looks coming at you. And he was maybe throwing 80% of what he was capable of. They would have you stand behind a chain-linked fence (similar to the fences pitchers stand behind in batting practice) and I the ball flew by me. Even to this day there's no damn way I'm hitting that.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:44 PM   #20
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Default Re: What Sport takes the most experience to play?

i'd rather take my chances swinging at baseballs in the MLB than going a round with mike tyson.

boxing.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:53 PM   #21
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I've been playing golf for 3 years and still don't know what the hell I'm doing. Its the only sport I've found that I can't teach myself.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:57 PM   #22
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Default Re: What Sport takes the most experience to play?

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Baseball.

And most of all natural super-human hand-eye coordination.



Hand-eye coordination has to do with athleticism, not experience.

Knowing where a pitcher likes to locate a pitch, or being able to read if a pitcher is tipping his pitches would be experience related.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:07 PM   #23
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Hand-eye coordination has to do with athleticism, not experience.

Knowing where a pitcher likes to locate a pitch, or being able to read if a pitcher is tipping his pitches would be experience related.

I would disagree with you on hand eye having to do more with athleticism than experience. Its mostly muscle memory IMO.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:07 PM   #24
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Rugby... it's pretty intense
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:09 PM   #25
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Rugby... it's pretty intense
but easy to play
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #26
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but easy to play

So is boxing... but it's more difficult than it seems. It's all about experience.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:21 PM   #27
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I started playing union this past year for my school and it is pretty easy to play/pickup. I'm sure most people who play will tell you that. Is it a tough sport? Sure, but not difficult to play. Obviously any of these sports are tough to play at the highest level, but rugby is far easier than baseball, boxing, golf, hockey, etc.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:41 PM   #28
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I think golf. There's just a lot of information that goes along with the game which you need to have experience with.

Now you have a serious advantage if you're athletic but it's not necessarily a requirement. You just need good hand eye coordination and balance.

However the feel for the game takes just playing, I think to be good at it at the highest level you need a lot of experience.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:47 PM   #29
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The hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball, so that would take the most experience/practice.
Go hit a golf ball 275 yards straight.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:50 PM   #30
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People naming one sport as the clear cut favorite is an idiot. Every sport takes experience to play, no other way around it.
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