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  takraw (acrobatics)

 

Thailand

At times takraw is rather spectacular to watch (fig.).

 

To kick some high flying balls, players usually jump up while tumbling their bodies (fig.).

 

  takraw (acrobatics)

 

  takraw (acrobatics)

 

They swing their feet up while their bodies are suspended in mid-air.

 

A right hit will send the ball smashing over the net with great force.

 

  takraw (acrobatics)

 

  takraw (acrobatics)

 

Amazingly, they then usually land safely back on their feet.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1), (2), (3) and (4).