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####################################### # # # Basics of Luding # # —— – —— # # By Sinbad Sailor # # M C M L X X X V! 0 D # # # #######################################

Luding is a sport in which one or more person(s) takes hold of a flagpole

rope, runs in a linear and/or circular direction, and tries to succesfully hurl themselves into the air for as long as possible.

To succesfully Lude, or fly in air, one may have help from his/her fellow

Ludist. In the circular Lude, the members of the " Ludist Colony," try to help the fellow Ludist stay in air by a series of pushes in an upward and circular direction. The ultimate object is to complq4 as many " Ludians " or revolutions as possible. The record so far is 1.2 DecaLudians, held by one, Riff Raff, of the " Ludist Colony Elite "

`@@The Ludist Colony Elite is the original Ludist Colony, they are the ones

who put the research into the actual sport. They checked out several Ludatoriums in the Twin Cities area in the winter of 1984/85.

Please DO NOT get this sport confused with flagpole rope swinging, Luding is

much more than that! Just read on!

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####################################### # # # Intermediate Luding # # ———— —— # # By Sinbad Sailor! # # M C M L X X X V ! # # # #######################################

Once a "Ludatorium" is found and some begining Luding has been accomplished,

you should start thinkin of new ways to Lude. For one thing a proper grip upon the Lude rope is essential! We, the Ludist Colony Elite prefer the " Official Air Force Grip." That is, one hand through the rope, taking hold of the main ropes, forming a loop, and then placing one hand above that, and make sure that you have a tight grip.

Once a firm grip is made, then the Ludist is set, we also prefer gloves in

the winter. Then the Ludist may circular lude, with help from his/her fellow ludists.

After awhile this circular Luding gets to be quite fun and enjoyable, and one

can see that yit can be fun for Dh whole family. But when the Colony begins to get sick of this, there are other forms of Luding.

One other form is the famed " Linear Lude Lash." Which is where the Ludist

takes hold of the Lude rope, with the " Official Air Force Grip ", and runs in a straight line, thus the term 'linear', and tries to lash forward. Hieght is the main idea behind this one. As of right now the record for that max hieght for Linear Lude Lashing is held by The Latin Appler, unfortunately, we do not have an exact measurement on this because it would be rather cumbersome to calculate the max hieght while the Ludist is in flight, so we prefer to 'eyeball' it.

For more Luding, read on…


####################################### # # # Advanced Luding! # # ——– ——- # # By Sinbad Sailor # # M C M L X X X V! # # # #######################################

As an advanced Luder, one who has succesfully done several decaludians and

several Linear Lude Lashes, the Luder and his/her colony should also be considering doing some other things.

One thing is to appoint a " Official Lude Ref." One who keeps official track

of important things, such as the available Ludatoriums in the area, keeping track of members of the colony, counting revolutions, and ' eyeballing ' the Luders' Lude Lashing.

Other research that has come up from the Colony Elite.  There are a myriad of

ways to Lude, some others are the famed "Inverted Linear Lude Lash."

This concept was first preformed by Biko Mack.  It was quite an incredible

sight to see, it is the standard Linear Lude Lash AND inverting oneself while in flight! The main reason why this was so incredible was because it was Biko's first time to ever Lude!

Another form of Luding is the Semi-Nude-Lude, which is when a Luder from the

colony ludes with no shirt on. WARNING When this stunt is preformed in the winter seasons, we would only attempt this type of Luding by an expert or advanced Luder, and if preformed, do the Linear Lude Lash, for it is much quicker and less unpleasant!

If the Semi-Nude-Lude is attempted by an begining Ludist, we fear that

there~r{_ may be action to be taken to aviod "pin-biffs." This is when the Luder hits the Lude pole on the way down from a Linear Lude Lash. Pin from the way the pole looks like a pin, and biff, from the old Batman televsion series, when something is struck by something or someone else the word BIFF would appear on the screen, thus "pin-biff."

Another hazard of Luding is the gravel grind, this first never really happend

to us at the Ludist Colony Elite because of the positioning of the Lude rope, but when we went to another Ludatorium, one at a golf course, where there happens to be gravel on the ground and the position of the Lude rope is low, thus the Luder grinded into the ground into gravel, thus " the gravel grind."

More research continues...  and not just by the Ludist Colony Elite.	We want

YOU to research too, and input information into this BBS and others that support Luding to make this a success across the ENTIRE nation, a pastime, xhobby, and maybe even an official olympic sport… the limit is the sky…


Uploaded By: FENRIS ULF

			     LUDING

Items needed:

Luding pole-Not to be less the twenty feet high or have a diameter of less
      than four inches.
Luding rope-It must be a loop of rope connected to the top of the luding pole
      with a thickness of not less than one quarter of an inch.
Luding gloves- These are most commonly selected by the individual luder they
	 are generally made out of leather but other materials are
	 accepted.  The flyer mus t were them at all times.
Luding padding- Padding is purely optional, but is strongly recommended to
	  the new luder especially if he is linear luding.  The padding
	  will protect him from the dreaded pin biff.

The Game:

Luding, like any other sport, needs a field that the action can take place

on. This field is called the Luditorium. It consists of one large Lude pole with a rope connected to the top (we have found through research that a flag po le works well). It is very important that the immediate area around the pole be c lear of any ofstacles like rocks, poles, trees, etc. A word of caution: most l uditoriums are considered illegal to use wq4z_?}Pproper consent.

The next thing needed for any sport is a team.  A luding team consists of two

to eight people. The first and most important position on the team is the flyer. This is the man that grasps the rope using the official air force grip (se e glossary below for definition). It is recommended that the flyer were gloves for protection. All the other men on the team perform one task that is one of acceleration.

The sport begins with the flyer using the air force grip running down the

runway accelerating until he becomes air born at which time the lead man helps him by P}\hing him both out and around. After a short distance the accelerator be gins to push the flyer in a circular motion always keeping him air born. Then the last leg is picked up by the anchor man he must make sure that the flyer ma intains a circular motion around the pole. Each complete circle around the pol e i s called a ludian. A decaludian is ten revolutions around the pole. A variation on luding is linear l uding. This is more of a one man sport than the standard luding. Linear ludin g i s when the flyer runs in a straight line near the pole until he becomes air bor n. In linear luding the height and lude lash are the things to watch for. The lude lash is when the flyer pulls down on the rope just before take off causin g t he pole to bend as the flyer reaches take off. After take ofb`hhe pole bends b ack giving the flyer extra lift. When doing this it is very important to make sure that the flyer does not come back and hit the pole resulting in a pin biff .

As stated in the most high book of ludiviticus, if thouest taketh the name of

lude in vain, thou will be sent to thy house of heet!

If thouest defameth any ludist herein, thou shalt be tied to a lude pole, hav

est thine pants taken off, and have the holy suckling calf turned loose on ye.

Thou shall not reveal the secrets of the great Luders or ye shall be forced t

o do a nude honey lude in thy bee yard.

Those Luding at a nonsancitioned Luding event shall be penned with a gross of

homosexual pigs for no less than three weeks.

Thou found doing thee double lude lash shall be forced to do thy gravel grid

with thy gonadal bin biff.

Thee who gets caught whenst he is Luding by thee local inforcement group and

tells of his adventures shall be set apart from the rest of thy lude world.


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