1. Post #1
    Jessesmith11's Avatar
    September 2007
    346 Posts
    They beat the cardboard out of one another in Brooklyn Sunday - and it wasn't pretty.

    Combatants dressed like cartoon characters and knights in shining cardboard crossed tubes in Williamsburg's McCarren Park.

    "No poking, no stabbing, no aiming for the head," instructed Ravin Pierre, 27, of the Seattle-based Cardboard Tube Fighting League.

    Still, it wasn't exactly an epic of good sportsmanship.

    Joe Conklin, 28, of the upper East Side, wore a Chiquita banana box - or, as he put it, an "Aztec/Samurai-inspired helmet" - to beat a knight and dragon to a pulp.

    "My strategy was to let the two players focus on each other, then go in for cheap shots," he said.

    Ninja turtle Jeremy Westphal, 29, of Bushwick, won a hard-fought match against Josh Hager, 29, of Massachusetts, who dressed as the villain Shredder.

    "He knocked my helmet off," Westphal said. "That's when I went into a berserk-o rage."


  2. Post #2
    CubeManv2's Avatar
    August 2008
    7,582 Posts
    Fucking Awesome

  3. Post #3
    February 2006
    4,068 Posts
    Well that's just ridiculous

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    reviewmad's Avatar
    January 2008
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    October 2008
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    Elstumpo's Avatar
    September 2008
    3,156 Posts
    If the guy who had his helmet knocked off was the dude of the left I can see why he would.

    God damn it I mean right.

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    KorJax's Avatar
    January 2007
    13,595 Posts
    Damn, I would so do this.

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    VladimirPutin's Avatar
    July 2009
    273 Posts
    Seen this ages ago, probably some other guys, but it looked exactly the same.

  9. Post #9
    mole3700's Avatar
    November 2007
    780 Posts
    Amazingly stupid, but looks awesome fun.

    I'd do it. It must takes ages getting all the cardboard, shaping it and painting it into armour.
    Well, it's one way to spend the summer.

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    Master117's Avatar
    October 2005
    2,827 Posts
    Holy crap, next time i'm up there, i'll give this a try.

  11. Post #11
    Gold Member
    March 2007
    1,172 Posts
    This looks so fun.

    I might try to do that with my friends some day.

  12. Post #12
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    Apocalypsox's Avatar
    January 2006
    1,308 Posts
    The first rule of cardboard tube fighting league is not to talk about cardboard tube fighting league.

    I sure as hell wouldn't, how fucking embarrassing.
    "Hey man, whats up?"
    "Not much, just brushing up on my cardboard tube fighting technique"

  13. Post #13
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    ryno5660's Avatar
    May 2005
    1,826 Posts
    he went berserk-o-rage

  14. Post #14
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    December 2006
    2,336 Posts
    Damn, not berserk-o rage.

  15. Post #15
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    POLOPOZOZO's Avatar
    May 2006
    15,690 Posts
    If I had cardboard tube fighting armor I would want it to look like Tyrael's from Diablo II, the little wing thingies can be made from toilet paper.

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    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    15,267 Posts
    How do you win? Knock the opponent unconscious?

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    Rubs10's Avatar
    June 2007
    9,193 Posts
    LARPers, lol

    c'mon, everyone knows you want to try it.

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    Commando1234's Avatar
    August 2006
    423 Posts
    that's amazing

  21. Post #21
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    FunnyBunny's Avatar
    December 2006
    4,606 Posts
    Beserko rage

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    Gunguy's Avatar
    May 2008
    186 Posts
    Im from Brooklyn, we are fucking awesome.

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    T2L_Goose's Avatar
    July 2006
    11,786 Posts
    Something else for the virgins of the world to unite at.

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    December 2008
    11 Posts
    It's like pinatas, but backwards.

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    ambershee's Avatar
    September 2007
    279 Posts
    This is so incredibly win, we need a league in the UK D:

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    Craptasket's Avatar
    January 2006
    28,681 Posts
    My brother stands ready

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    There's only one person in this whole world like you. And people can like you exactly as you are.
    Lambda 217's Avatar
    March 2008
    4,368 Posts
    Guy on the right almost looks like a Elite from Halo. o_o

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    PromiscuousPancake's Avatar
    June 2009
    465 Posts
    Guy on the right almost looks like a Elite from Halo. o_o
    That's because he IS an Elite.

    In secret.

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    TheDarklord's Avatar
    June 2009
    47 Posts
    My brother stands ready

    Paint it green, and we will have awesome

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    Dirty_Ape's Avatar
    May 2005
    5,406 Posts
    That would be fun for the sake of making goofy cardboard costumes.

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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,804 Posts
    I used to do this when I was little, but it didn't take any effort to trash the tube. Can't imagine these fights lasting that long before somebody's tube won't even stay up.

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    Boba_Fett's Avatar
    August 2007
    8,619 Posts
    Someone sign this kid up.

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    Levithan II's Avatar
    January 2008
    1,462 Posts
    This is the sport of the gods.

  34. Post #34
    The_Naysayer's Avatar
    June 2007
    135 Posts
    I used to do this when I was little, but it didn't take any effort to trash the tube. Can't imagine these fights lasting that long before somebody's tube won't even stay up.
    Not all tubes were created equal.

    Also, I was really extra cool my freshman year of high school and ended up with this on some Halloween:

    However, I could hurt people with that cardboard sword. Felt like being hit with a board.


    Someone sign this kid up.
    The way he mimics the animations is both awesome and hilarious.

  35. Post #35
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    Gmod_Fan77's Avatar
    January 2009
    4,184 Posts
    This is epic.

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    Hikaru's Avatar
    July 2006
    885 Posts
    That looks like a ridiculous amount of fun.

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    Please waste more of your money changing this title again.
    Gmod4ever's Avatar
    August 2005
    8,410 Posts
    So it's boffering minus the padded PVC piping?


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    July 2008
    2,548 Posts
    He looks like pyramid head.

  39. Post #39
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    Uberslug's Avatar
    January 2005
    5,509 Posts
    I will fill mine with sand.

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    T2L_Goose's Avatar
    July 2006
    11,786 Posts
    I will fill mine with sand.
    Or just cover an aluminum pipe with a cardboard tube.