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Primitive Ring Toss Game
Hand-Crafted from All Natural Materials
Vince Pinto grew up playing a ring toss game with his dad in the backyard with modern equipment. The game is similar to horseshoes. As an adult, Vince was inspired to make his own ring toss game from wildcrafted materials near his Arizona home.
The Ring Toss Game includes two wooden stakes, plus two rings. Each ring consists of a woven core of beargrass (Nolina microcarpa) tied with buckskin, and wrapped with about eighteen feet of two-ply, handmade agave rope.
How to Play:
Care and Maintenance:
- Drive the stakes into the ground about twenty to forty feet apart.
- Stand behind one stake and try to toss the ring onto the opposing stake.
- Each player takes one throw per turn.
- Walk to the opposing stake and count your points:
- Ringer = 5 points
- Leaning against or touching the stake = 3 points
- Within one ring's width of the stake = 1 point
- Play to 21 points, or make up your own scoring system.
- The rings can also be thrown like Frisbees. Catch them with your hands or the wooden stakes.
Keep the Ring Toss Game set dry between uses. Avoid stepping on the rings. Gently, but firmly push or pound the stakes into the ground, or make a pilot hole first. Tie off any parts of the agave fiber rope that becomes loose.