The Hornussen playing field is separated into two equal camps by a 100-meter dead zone known as the "Eschenlatte". The width of the area is 8 meters that widen up to 14 meters.
The field is subdivided into 20 other units where each unit is 10 meters deep and numbered from 1 to 20.
The launcher base area of the field has two symmetrical curved ramps regarded as the “Bock”. The left and right-handed players use these bocks. These bocks are prepared with light metal, and the tips are plated with chrome.
The Traf (a wooden piece) is set on the tip of the striking whip used in the match. The wood slats approximately measure 2’’, 4’’ and can be extended up to 6’’ sizes which are later compressed into less than 90 tons.
The game is played in four different quarters by two opposing teams. Each of the teams consists of 18 players. The sport begins when the home team flicks the Nouss.
If the game resulted in a tie, then the sum of the total strike length is taken into consideration by the officials, and the team with the lower sum wins that match.
The scores are attained according to the marking on the ground from 1 to 20. The task of the opposing team is to hit the Nouss with paddles so that it may not fall on the ground directly.
The outfielders are awarded penalty points due to any failure of Nouss interception, referred to as the "Nummeros". Each team player is required to hit two Nouss simultaneously.
The catching boards also referred to as the ‘Schindel’ are usually made up of wood which weighs almost 4 kilograms (8.8 lbs). The board is trapezoidal with a width of 22’’.
Updated On :16 Jun, 2022
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