In a promotional video for Spikeball, beach bros huddle around a tiny trampoline, skittering like crabs in anticipation. A yellow ball bounces up from the trampoline and the guys go wild, leaping and diving.

From the sidelines, Spikeball can look like mayhem but, like any sport, it's easy to forget appearances in the heat of gameplay. Getting in the thick of it is great fun, too, with opportunities to exhibit dramatic saves, deft maneuvers and withering putaways.

The object of the game is to score points by bouncing the ball off the trampoline in a way the opposing two-person team can't return. The mechanics are identical to volleyball but, instead of a net, there's a trampoline.

Spikeball setup is easy and takes about five minutes. Kits run from the basic ($53) to Spikeball Pro ($120), which comes with a sturdier frame for more consistent gameplay and textured balls so competitive players can put strategic spins on their serves.

For committed Spikeballers, there's the City of Trees Spikeball Tournament 2016 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ann Morrison Park Saturday, July 30. The entry fee is $20.

Pin It



Comments are closed.


Latest in Find

  • Movies With Mikey

    Movies With Mikey

    Movies with Mikey, a YouTube channel from the Chainsawsuit Original group, may have viewers watching movies with a more critical eye.
    • Mar 29, 2017
  • Treefort Music Fest App

    Treefort Music Fest App

    Music fest experiences are increasingly enhanced by technology, from wayfinding and online schedules to digital payment options and barcoded wrist bands.
    • Mar 22, 2017
  • Trump Fragrances

    Trump Fragrances

    You, too, can smell like a combination of gin, sushi and a senior center rec room for only $37.49.
    • Mar 15, 2017
  • More »

© 2017 Boise Weekly

Website powered by Foundation