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So how far could you throw a badger?

Old Sep 8th 2009, 7:16 am
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I reckon with a bit of a run up.....I could do 20 yards, if I got hold of a back leg and did a discus-style /twist run up.
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Default Re: So how far could you throw a badger?

Not as far as I could throw a squirrel - I reckon that by gripping the tail with both hands and rotating rapidly aound a single point - providing it was released at the right moment (hammer throwing style) I could get 30 yards....
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I bet this Badger could throw BM a few yards

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Hmmm....
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Default Re: So how far could you throw a badger?

Originally Posted by Dubaidog View Post
Not as far as I could throw a squirrel - I reckon that by gripping the tail with both hands and rotating rapidly aound a single point - providing it was released at the right moment (hammer throwing style) I could get 30 yards....
Or use the wellie boot technique. Swing the badger between your legs a few times to generate some momentum, and then heave it up and over your shoulder. A javelin style would get you nowhere, 5 yards max.

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Not as far as I could throw a squirrel - I reckon that by gripping the tail with both hands and rotating rapidly aound a single point - providing it was released at the right moment (hammer throwing style) I could get 30 yards....
Possibly further (another 5 yards?) if it was a flying squirrel
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Default Re: So how far could you throw a badger?

Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
I reckon with a bit of a run up.....I could do 20 yards, if I got hold of a back leg and did a discus-style /twist run up.
Can't really say I'd have the inclination, however, having seen a dead one at the side of the road once (in UK) I would say it would be pretty bloody heavy; they are huge.

Can I ask if you are on some kind of medication at the moment?
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Default Re: So how far could you throw a badger?

Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
I reckon with a bit of a run up.....I could do 20 yards, if I got hold of a back leg and did a discus-style /twist run up.
no way mate, Badgers are big old things, you;d be lucky to do 12 yards I reckon.
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
no way mate, Badgers are big old things, you;d be lucky to do 12 yards I reckon.
I dunno, I reckon it depends on a number of factors namely,

1) how big the Badger is

2) how alive the Badger is, they have very nasty sharp pointy teeth so this
may inhibit the thrower if bitten or scratched

3) Wind direction upon releasing the Badger when chucking

Yep, I reckon I could hurl a dead Badger much further than a living one, unless of course you could train a live Badger to jump forward once it hits the deck.
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Originally Posted by Dubaidog View Post
Not as far as I could throw a squirrel - I reckon that by gripping the tail with both hands and rotating rapidly aound a single point - providing it was released at the right moment (hammer throwing style) I could get 30 yards....
I ****** hate squirrels.....would love to chuck a few of them around

They are tree rats with bushy tails....and have evil, demented looking eyes when they stare at you
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Originally Posted by Morecambe Mindy View Post
Can't really say I'd have the inclination, however, having seen a dead one at the side of the road once (in UK) I would say it would be pretty bloody heavy; they are huge.

Can I ask if you are on some kind of medication at the moment?
you could ask, but if I told you, I would have to kill ya
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Originally Posted by BangleMan View Post
you could ask, but if I told you, I would have to kill ya
Not sure the Americans have badgers... can they use Skunks instead?
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Grip/wrist strength is the deciding factor here.

I've got forearms like Popeye, so I'd do very well.
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Originally Posted by Dubaidog View Post
Not as far as I could throw a squirrel - I reckon that by gripping the tail with both hands and rotating rapidly aound a single point - providing it was released at the right moment (hammer throwing style) I could get 30 yards....
No chance. The busy tail would act as a drag. I think I could do 30 yards with a hamster though.
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