UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby gladiator » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:20 pm

The power of friendship of UVA...

"Last year, researchers studied 34 students at the University of Virginia, taking them to the base of a steep hill and fitting them with a weighted backpack. They were then asked to estimate the steepness of the hill. Some participants stood next to friends during the exercise, while others were alone. The students who stood with friends gave lower estimates of the steepness of the hill. And the longer the friends had known each other, the less steep the hill appeared."

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:22 pm

a.williams wrote:Beer Pong = Paddles
Beruit = No paddles

We played beer pong all the time at school (I don't go to Dartmouth), at least until our table gave way from all the beer. It's a lot more fun and you drink a lot more in a shorter amount of time. If someone has a ping pong table, I'll teach you and whoever else wants to play. It's not ping pong with beer, just so everyone knows - its all lob shots, no keeping score, no serving advantage. Don't hate it until you try it.

<3

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby a.williams » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:27 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
a.williams wrote:Beer Pong = Paddles
Beruit = No paddles

We played beer pong all the time at school (I don't go to Dartmouth), at least until our table gave way from all the beer. It's a lot more fun and you drink a lot more in a shorter amount of time. If someone has a ping pong table, I'll teach you and whoever else wants to play. It's not ping pong with beer, just so everyone knows - its all lob shots, no keeping score, no serving advantage. Don't hate it until you try it.

<3


It's nice to know someone agrees with me. You have/bringing a ping pong table?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby applepie » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:32 pm

this whole paddle thing is entirely foreign to me...im interested but feel like i would be betraying tradition for some reason

is it just hitting balls with the paddle into the cup? are there similar re-rack rules?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:33 pm

a.williams wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
a.williams wrote:Beer Pong = Paddles
Beruit = No paddles

We played beer pong all the time at school (I don't go to Dartmouth), at least until our table gave way from all the beer. It's a lot more fun and you drink a lot more in a shorter amount of time. If someone has a ping pong table, I'll teach you and whoever else wants to play. It's not ping pong with beer, just so everyone knows - its all lob shots, no keeping score, no serving advantage. Don't hate it until you try it.

<3


It's nice to know someone agrees with me. You have/bringing a ping pong table?

lol. I don't anticipate playing nearly enough to merit my own table.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:34 pm

applepie wrote:this whole paddle thing is entirely foreign to me...im interested but feel like i would be betraying tradition for some reason

is it just hitting balls with the paddle into the cup? are there similar re-rack rules?

You're volleying back and forth alternating between you and your partner on returning the ball with the goal of hitting/sinking the cups. Varying rules on responding to a hit cup. Very entertaining and pretty fast paced.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby applepie » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:40 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
applepie wrote:this whole paddle thing is entirely foreign to me...im interested but feel like i would be betraying tradition for some reason

is it just hitting balls with the paddle into the cup? are there similar re-rack rules?

You're volleying back and forth alternating between you and your partner on returning the ball with the goal of hitting/sinking the cups. Varying rules on responding to a hit cup. Very entertaining and pretty fast paced.


Hmm i still dont get it. so your partner is at the opposite end of the table or you trade off like you would normally?

you can just hit a cup, the ball does not have to stay in?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:55 pm

applepie wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
applepie wrote:this whole paddle thing is entirely foreign to me...im interested but feel like i would be betraying tradition for some reason

is it just hitting balls with the paddle into the cup? are there similar re-rack rules?

You're volleying back and forth alternating between you and your partner on returning the ball with the goal of hitting/sinking the cups. Varying rules on responding to a hit cup. Very entertaining and pretty fast paced.


Hmm i still dont get it. so your partner is at the opposite end of the table or you trade off like you would normally?

you can just hit a cup, the ball does not have to stay in?

The ball does have to stay in. You and your partner are on one side. The other team is on the other side. You and your partner take turns hitting the ball as it volleys back and forth. You try to hit the other team's cups. The ball must stay on the table. Shots must be high and arced to count.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby green » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:08 pm

Haha, I go to Dartmouth right now, and the idea of playing pong WITHOUT paddles is completely foreign to me.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby green » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:12 pm

showNprove wrote:I've played a lot of beer pong--in the north and the south--and I've never used paddles.


It's really fun with paddles.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby a.williams » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:12 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
applepie wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
applepie wrote:this whole paddle thing is entirely foreign to me...im interested but feel like i would be betraying tradition for some reason

is it just hitting balls with the paddle into the cup? are there similar re-rack rules?

You're volleying back and forth alternating between you and your partner on returning the ball with the goal of hitting/sinking the cups. Varying rules on responding to a hit cup. Very entertaining and pretty fast paced.


Hmm i still dont get it. so your partner is at the opposite end of the table or you trade off like you would normally?

you can just hit a cup, the ball does not have to stay in?

The ball does have to stay in. You and your partner are on one side. The other team is on the other side. You and your partner take turns hitting the ball as it volleys back and forth. You try to hit the other team's cups. The ball must stay on the table. Shots must be high and arced to count.


Each team has two cups completely filled with beer. If you sink the cup, its game over and the other team drinks their entire beer. To win, you either sink the ball or you hit the other teams cups, without them being able to return the ball, 4 times. Having your cup hit requires you and your partner each drink 1/4 of your drink.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby green » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:16 pm

a.williams wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
applepie wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:You're volleying back and forth alternating between you and your partner on returning the ball with the goal of hitting/sinking the cups. Varying rules on responding to a hit cup. Very entertaining and pretty fast paced.


Hmm i still dont get it. so your partner is at the opposite end of the table or you trade off like you would normally?

you can just hit a cup, the ball does not have to stay in?

The ball does have to stay in. You and your partner are on one side. The other team is on the other side. You and your partner take turns hitting the ball as it volleys back and forth. You try to hit the other team's cups. The ball must stay on the table. Shots must be high and arced to count.


Each team has two cups completely filled with beer. If you sink the cup, its game over and the other team drinks their entire beer. To win, you either sink the ball or you hit the other teams cups, without them being able to return the ball, 4 times. Having your cup hit requires you and your partner each drink 1/4 of your drink.


The way I've always played it is each side has 8 full cups in a line, and a hit cup requires drinking a half and a sunk cup requires drinking a full, but you can return the ball if it hits your cup. The tables we have are also quite a bit larger than ping pong tables.

Edit: With two person teams. 8 cups per person would be kind of ridiculous.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:19 pm

a.williams wrote:Each team has two cups completely filled with beer. If you sink the cup, its game over and the other team drinks their entire beer. To win, you either sink the ball or you hit the other teams cups, without them being able to return the ball, 4 times. Having your cup hit requires you and your partner each drink 1/4 of your drink.
We played with a minimum of 7 cups and a hit cup was 1/2, You got drunk very rapidly.

The most popular cup formations are Shrub (33 percent) and Tree (31 percent), with Line/Death at 8 percent and Ship at 6 percent.
Tree requires the average player to consume 7.3 drinks, Shrub 5.7 drinks, Line/Death 5.2 drinks, and Ship 7.4 drinks.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:21 pm

green wrote:Haha, I go to Dartmouth right now, and the idea of playing pong WITHOUT paddles is completely foreign to me.

Credited. Playing with paddles spoiled beirut for me. After playing games with frantic volleying and people diving across frat basement floors, standing there tossing a ball with the distinguished air of a golfer could never be fun.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby applepie » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:29 pm

this sounds very interesting...I hope I come across it next year

im so used to the pyramid formation of cups (6)

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:31 pm

a.williams wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
a.williams wrote:Beer Pong = Paddles
Beruit = No paddles

We played beer pong all the time at school (I don't go to Dartmouth), at least until our table gave way from all the beer. It's a lot more fun and you drink a lot more in a shorter amount of time. If someone has a ping pong table, I'll teach you and whoever else wants to play. It's not ping pong with beer, just so everyone knows - its all lob shots, no keeping score, no serving advantage. Don't hate it until you try it.

<3


It's nice to know someone agrees with me. You have/bringing a ping pong table?


Just lettin you know man, our basement won't just be for storage.

I've only ever played California 10 Cup and Arizona rules. Also never with a paddle. But I've never played pong east of the Mississippi. I foresee the need for some posters explaining rules.

BTW even if you don't drink, pong can still be a fun game. One of the best pong players I've ever met was LDS and didn't drink. His teammates also always had a great time, though that should be obvious.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby geoffree » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:40 pm

gladiator wrote:The power of friendship of UVA...

"Last year, researchers studied 34 students at the University of Virginia, taking them to the base of a steep hill and fitting them with a weighted backpack. They were then asked to estimate the steepness of the hill. Some participants stood next to friends during the exercise, while others were alone. The students who stood with friends gave lower estimates of the steepness of the hill. And the longer the friends had known each other, the less steep the hill appeared."


That's funny. I just climbed a steep hill today with a friend when we were out looking for morels and randomly found a geocache at the top in a tree hollow. For anyone who doesn't know what a geocache is, it's a treasure hunt thing that is played with gps. There are metal boxes all over the woods. You find it with gps. There will be things inside the box. Take something, leave something, sign the guest book.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby geoffree » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:42 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:BTW even if you don't drink, pong can still be a fun game. One of the best pong players I've ever met was LDS and didn't drink. His teammates also always had a great time, though that should be obvious.


What did he do when he was supposed to drink then? And what is LDS?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby green » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:43 pm

geoffree wrote:
JSUVA2012 wrote:BTW even if you don't drink, pong can still be a fun game. One of the best pong players I've ever met was LDS and didn't drink. His teammates also always had a great time, though that should be obvious.


What did he do when he was supposed to drink then? And what is LDS?


We let people play with water cups, and you just dump the water out if your cup gets hit. It's a fun game even without beer.

Edit: And LDS = Latter Day Saints
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Re: UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:47 pm

Does anyone know what the laundry situation at the Ivy is like? I can't really find a good answer on their website. They say "washer/dryer options available". Are there hookups in certain rooms or all rooms or what?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby geoffree » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:49 pm

reminiscent wrote:i'm pretty close to pulling the trigger, but i just need to know some things, as i was unable to go to both ASD's due to work:

1. is there a sizeable asian population at uva? (i'm sorry if some people don't like this question, and i certainly don't feel like asians are entitled to a certain percentage of spots at any given law school)

2. people always talk about the quality of student life at uva, referring to feb club, softball, and beer. i don't drink, and i dont do sports. how big is drinking in the school's culture? would someone like me be unhappy there?


It's a good school. Of course there is an Asian population. When I checked out houses, there were a number of places that were obviously inhabited by Asians (Rice cookers and Korean language books (of course for easy A's) around the houses). What kind of Asian are you? Is there any particular reason for needing an Asian pop? Food? Peoples?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby a.williams » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:59 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
a.williams wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:
a.williams wrote:Beer Pong = Paddles
Beruit = No paddles

We played beer pong all the time at school (I don't go to Dartmouth), at least until our table gave way from all the beer. It's a lot more fun and you drink a lot more in a shorter amount of time. If someone has a ping pong table, I'll teach you and whoever else wants to play. It's not ping pong with beer, just so everyone knows - its all lob shots, no keeping score, no serving advantage. Don't hate it until you try it.

<3


It's nice to know someone agrees with me. You have/bringing a ping pong table?


Just lettin you know man, our basement won't just be for storage.

I've only ever played California 10 Cup and Arizona rules. Also never with a paddle. But I've never played pong east of the Mississippi. I foresee the need for some posters explaining rules.

BTW even if you don't drink, pong can still be a fun game. One of the best pong players I've ever met was LDS and didn't drink. His teammates also always had a great time, though that should be obvious.


Sounds good to me. We'll have to invest in a ping pong table. I am foreseeing many of sloppy nights on that table.

It's always a good idea to post house rules. It seems to avert many a drunk arguments.

EDIT: Sweet we made it to 100 pages!




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