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Guide to The World Games 2022 competitions, Part 1: Trend Sports – Alabama NewsCenter

With The World Games 2022 in Birmingham just days away, Alabama NewsCenter is providing snapshots of all the sports that will be played over the games’ 10 days of competitions. Today, we feature the immense variety of Trend Sports.

AIR SPORTS

Two disciplines of Air Sports are offered in The World Games: Canopy Piloting and Drone Racing.

Canopy Piloting

Canopy Piloting is one of the most exciting disciplines in Air Sports. The event tests a parachutist’s ability to control a canopy accurately at high speeds. After jumping out of an aircraft, competitors spiral downward toward a performance zone – a long stretch of water known as a “swooping pond.” There, as they descend across the swooping pond, they are scored on speed, accuracy and distance. In the freestyle round, scores are given for technical difficulty, presentation and landing.

This discipline requires a high level of skill and experience. Many of the top competitors are professional parachutists or work for parachute manufacturers on the development of new canopies.

Canopy Piloting tests a parachutist’s ability to control a canopy at high speed. (contributed)

Drone Racing

Drone Racing tests a pilot’s ability to race a drone around a specially built course, often flying through gates and around obstacles to reach the finish line in the fastest time. Fast-paced and exciting, it’s one of the fastest growing Air Sports in the world. The drones used in Drone Racing competitions are generally built by the pilots themselves and are designed for speed and agility. Radio-controlled with engines powered by electric batteries, they often travel at speeds of more than 100 mph. That’s why Drone Racing pilots wear headsets with a live-streamed first-person view of the action. This recording allows both pilots and fans to enjoy the illusion of flying at breakneck speeds, all without taking their feet off the ground.

  • Country of origin: France.
  • Also popular in: Germany, United Kingdom, United States.

CANOE

There are two disciplines of Canoe in The World Games: Canoe Polo and Canoe Marathon.

Canoe Polo

Canoe Polo, also known as kayak polo, is one of the competitive disciplines of canoeing/kayaking. Polo combines boating and ball-handling skills within a contact team game. Each team has five players on the pitch who compete to score in their opponent’s goal, which is suspended 2 meters above the water. The ball can be thrown by hand or flicked with the paddle to pass between players and shoot at the goal. The canoes/kayaks are specifically designed for polo and are faster and lighter than typical canoes/kayaks. This gives them superior maneuverability. The blades of the polo paddle have thick, rounded edges to prevent injury. Paddles are lightweight and designed with pulling power and ball control in mind.

Canoe Polo is classified as both a Trend Sport and a Ball Sport in The World Games. (Bartek Sadowski / The World Games)

Canoe Marathon

In Canoe Marathon, the competitor races over a long-distance course on water that is not subject to prescribed standards. The competitor must take the water as it is found and be prepared, if necessary, to carry his or her kayak around an impassable obstacle or between two waterways.

  • Country of origin: England.
  • Also popular in:</…….

    Source: https://alabamanewscenter.com/2022/07/02/guide-to-the-world-games-2022-competitions-part-1-trend-sports/

    With The World Games 2022 in Birmingham just days away, Alabama NewsCenter is providing snapshots of all the sports that will be played over the games’ 10 days of competitions. Today, we feature the immense variety of Trend Sports.

    AIR SPORTS

    Two disciplines of Air Sports are offered in The World Games: Canopy Piloting and Drone Racing.

    Canopy Piloting

    Canopy Piloting is one of the most exciting disciplines in Air Sports. The event tests a parachutist’s ability to control a canopy accurately at high speeds. After jumping out of an aircraft, competitors spiral downward toward a performance zone – a long stretch of water known as a “swooping pond.” The…….

    With The World Games 2022 in Birmingham just days away, Alabama NewsCenter is providing snapshots of all the sports that will be played over the games’ 10 days of competitions. Today, we feature the immense variety of Trend Sports.

    AIR SPORTS

    Two disciplines of Air Sports are offered in The World Games: Canopy Piloting and Drone Racing.

    Canopy Piloting

    Canopy Piloting is one of the most exciting disciplines in Air Sports. The event tests a parachutist’s ability to control a canopy accurately at high speeds. After jumping out of an aircraft, competitors spiral downward toward a performance zone – a long stretch of water known as a “swooping pond.” The…….

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