Sack Taps 101

By , June 18, 2010 10:02 am

It seems that Sack Taps aren’t confined to Melbourne.  Thank you to Clare for alerting me to the story reported by just over a week ago, following a teenager who had his testicle amputated after playing sack taps with his friends.

Urban Dictionary explains that a sack tap is:

1. A trick played on a fellow athlete where the open hand smacks the target’s testicles with the knuckles in a sharp, wrist flicking motion.

“Dude, I sack tapped Brandon, and now he has the whole team trying to sack tap me.”

2. A Skateboarding Move:

a) Ollie out of a transition or a lip or even off the ground if you got enough hops.

b) Grab the board and pull it away from your feet.

c) Slam the board into your nuts…well you don’t have to slam it.

d) Pull the board back and put it under your feet.

This is, of course, to be differentiated from sack tacs, sack tack, and sack taffy, all of which, while equally disturbing, are far less dangerous.

On YouTube, there are any number of entries glorifying sack tapping – it seems, mainly by teenage boys and the military.  In fact, there are more video posts by military personnel than by school boys.

Studies have shown that the average mental age of a sack tapper is usually between the ages of 6 and 8, unless they are a member of the armed forces.

In that cohort, the number is likely to be lower.

Click here to read about how stupid kids can be…

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