Baton Practice Tip - Video

April 25, 2017
In 2011, I went to my first World Championship in Kubb. At that time, my 8 meter baton rotation was anywhere from a 2 to 2.5 rotation, so 720 degrees or more. There, I noticed that most of the best players on Gotland were using a 1/2 rotation or 1 rotation throw. As soon as I got back to Eau Claire, I started trying to throw a 1/2 rotation...and it was awful.

I decided that I would try to get good and comfortable at 1.5 rotation. After I got good enough and comfortable at that, I would try to get good and comfortable at a 1 rotation, and then I would work on the 1/2 rotation. It took me probably close to a year to get comfortable with the 1/2 rotation and another year to get to the point where it felt, what I would call natural.

A couple years ago, after talking with some friends about them wanting to reduce their baton rotation, I came up with the idea to paint one end of a baton. I really wish I would have had this back in 2011 and 2012. It can be difficult for many people to see how many rotations the baton is traveling. Having a little paint on one end helps a lot. Only do one coat of paint, as you don't want to add too much additional weight to one end of the stick, and your hand won't be on the paint or just a very small part of it.

Most top players will agree that you want to throw 8 meters at either a 1 rotation or 1/2 rotation for several reasons. Remember, your room for error is over rotation. If it is under, then if you are short, the end of the baton will hit the ground first and have a significant chance to dig into the ground or hop over the kubb. Painted ends can also be very valuable for seeing where your baton hits a kubb when you are practicing the 4-5 meter part of the game as well.

Here is the video:
https://youtu.be/Rl8PNnjDidQ

 

2017 Kubbnation Magazine is now available...

January 20, 2017
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2017 Kubbnation Magazine Cover

January 17, 2017
Here is the cover for our 2017 Kubbnation Magazine. Coming soon...


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In Wisconsin...Let The Kubb Season Begin

April 29, 2016
A little inside look at what we know about the Chippewa Falls Spring Fest Tournament tomorrow:

- It is the first non-snow (hopefully) tournament of the year in Wisconsin.
- This is one of a handful of U.S. tournaments that require at least three players on a team.
- It is the only tournament in the U.S. that we know of that uses the Sure Shot king shot. Quarterfinals and beyond. Switzerland would be proud.
- Three teams from the St. Paul Kubb Society are making the trip to Chippewa Falls. We a...
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U.S. Team Cup - update

April 15, 2016
We currently have 11 teams signed up for the inaugural U.S. Team Cup. We have a great mix of teams and players. This range is from 12 years old to at least 70 years old. We have some players that are newer to the sport and some players that have been playing in tournaments since 2007. We have teams of players entirely from one community and teams with players from different communities. This is exactly what we were envisioning. All are welcome.

The next Cup Tournament is in two weeks in Chipp...

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U.S. Team Cup

March 9, 2016
The inaugural year of the U.S. Team Cup is starting. All the 2016 information (rules, tournaments, scoring system, etc.) you need can be found on our new U.S. Team Cup webpage.

The U.S. Team Cup will allow teams that play at least four times a year to compete in a year-long competition. Even though the Ely Winterfest and Captain Ken's Loppet Tournament have already happened, those scores will count for the 2016 U.S. Team Cup.

To sign your team up, email us at wisconsinkubb[at]gmail.com


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2016 Kubbnation Magazine

January 23, 2016
Our 2016 magazine is now online.
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Articles
Spanish Association of Kubb
Czech Mate
Interview: Kubb In The Twin Cities, Minnesota
Belgium Kubb Federation
Active Referees
Gotland Kubb League
Burning River Kubb, Ohio
World Championship
U.S. National Kubb Championship
German Kubb Scene
The Kubb Krew, North Carolina


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2016 U.S. Tournament List

January 8, 2016
Here are the tournaments that we know are currently scheduled for the 2016 season. At this time there are 40. 15 of the tournaments are here in Wisconsin. This list does not include league play and league tournaments.

2016 Tournaments
Skuffle For The Shovel - 01/16 - Concord, NC
Thief River Falls/Northern MN Championship - 01/16 - TRF, MN
Kubb Society Summit Loppet Warmer Upper Scramble - 01/30 - St. Paul, MN
Northwest Wisconsin Winterfest and Games - 01/30 - Lake Wissota, WI
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2015 North America Tournaments (35+ Strong)

November 6, 2015
2015 North America Tournaments

Captain Ken’s Kubb Tournament - Minneapolis, MN

Ely Winter Festival Kubb Tournament - Ely, MN

Lake Wissota Winter Tournament – Chippewa Falls, WI

San Francisco Kubb Tournament – San Francisco, CA

The Leinenkugel's Kubb Championship (3) - Chippewa Falls, WI

Rockford Swedish Historical Society Tournament - Rockford, IL

Chippewa Valley Kubb League Spring Fling - Eau Claire, WI

U.S. Midwest Kubb Championship (3) - Madison, WI

Canadian Kubb Championshi...


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2015 North America Tournaments (31 strong)

November 4, 2015
2015 North America Tournaments

Captain Ken’s Kubb Tournament - Minneapolis, MN

Ely Winter Festival Kubb Tournament - Ely, MN

The Leinenkugel's Kubb Championship (3) - Chippewa Falls, WI

Rockford Swedish Historical Society Tournament - Rockford, IL

Chippewa Valley Kubb League Spring Fling - Eau Claire, WI

U.S. Midwest Kubb Championship (3) - Madison, WI

Canadian Kubb Championship - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

St. Paul Kubb Society/Summit Brewing Scrambler Tournament (3) – St. Paul, MN

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