Sunday, March 18, 2007

Intro to Madkot

Madkot, commonly known as beach bat is played by most Israelis at every beach. The beach bat "babes" line the beach as close to the sea as possible. This is a nightmare for all other beach goers because you cannot walk along the seashore or get to the sea for a swim for fear of being struck in the eye or on the head by a small rubber ball zooming at a speed of 200km/h (or thereabouts). These rubber balls are normally hit with tremendous force so that the opponent has no chance in hell of being able to return the ball! I missed the theme day about "what I hate about my city" but this would definitely top the list.

4 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

There’s a novel idea. Going to the beach wearing a helmet… I understand your frustration.

Kalyan said...

Nice shot & the information you priveded...really needs to be safeguarded!

Chris & Deb said...

What you've described certainly sounds like something that most anyone would hate about their city....but for me, a close second would have to be men wearing Speedo swimsuits.

Kala said...

this post made me smile - really enjoyed your wording "the opponent has no chance in hell..." - sweet! It adds emotion, drama and humor to the pic - ;)