How Is Knokkers Not An Olympic Sport?

Knokkers is one of those rare athletic endeavours that's greater than the sum of its parts. And when the parts in question are jumbo-sized billiards and bowling, that's really saying something.

Invented by former cage fighter Steve Wienecke, Knokkers couldn't be more simple; the rules are the same as 8-ball pool, except you roll the 2.7kg balls instead of using 8-foot (2.4m) long cue. The original set, seen here, was a labour-intensive installation in Wienecke's Fredericktown, Missouri backyard. But he's working on a portable version - including 2.7kg balls that can stand up to the rigours of constant collision - and plans to distribute it to bars with large backyards and whimsical patrons.

Even if it takes a while to get to your neighbourhood, well, that's just more time for you to think up those sexually suggestive puns that defines a true Knokkers legend. [Knokkers via Rural Missouri Magazine via OhGizmo!]

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