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FF:NZ Why are kids these days cracking whips made out of old sheets?

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by jp-30, Apr 19, 2006.

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  1. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's not just Maori boys, 2DARK... err SFL.
     
  2. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    piff, what an insult.

    I've only seen young maori fella's doing it, so I'm just going off personal observation.
     
  3. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    A guy at work told me he'd seen this phenomenon, but he didn't seem to think it was old bed sheets they were using, but something else.
     
  4. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Such as...?
     
  5. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    see, told you JP. :p
     
  6. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    well he couldn't describe them any more than to say he didn't think they were sheets. Maybe the sideswipe column on the back of the Herald would be willing to investigate it.
     
  7. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think I know the answer, but, uhh, what part of Auckland has he seen the whippin' kids in?
     
  8. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    So the posh areas don't use old sheets and the poor socio-econoic areas do?


    lmao
     
  9. Kitt327

    Kitt327 Jedi Master star 4

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    I caught up with a friend who's a teacher at a West Auckland high school. She said they're rolled up lava lavas and the kids put rocks and other hard things in the ends. Apparently they've had several nasty injuries resulting from them, and they have to go around and confiscate them, as their main use is as a weapon in playground fights.
     
  10. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    While I have no doubt some are made of lavalavas, there are certain groups of children who perhaps don't have the same sort of access to that item of clothing as particular other groups of kids.

    And I'm pretty sure the other group is using sheets.
     
  11. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    NO no no.

    There are no rocks or anything in the one's we've seen. They are simply whips. A rock or anything with weight would be used more as a "hammer / ball and chain" type weapon... which I'm sure those kids might use in fights. But as I say, what they are whipping on the front lawn are just old tea-towels and the like knotted together and flung around their head on one direction and snapped back the other direction causing a bullwhip sound. Nothing more.

    ***damnit, I'm gonna stop and get photos if I can next time I see them. Put this to rest once and for all ;) :p :D
     
  12. SimplyThrilledHoney

    SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I can't believe this topic has now spread over two pages ...
     
  13. SithForceLord

    SithForceLord Jedi Master star 6

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    it hasn't. you need to change your settings you n00b.

    50 replies per page ftw
     
  14. TheLurker

    TheLurker Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Central's caught the craze now too. Had a random kid in the empty parking lot outside work the other night cracking away with a bed sheet, and didn't think anything of it until I read this board. Made nice echoes though.

    ~Rhi
     
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