2 Person Vs 4 Person

2 Person Vs 4 Person

Post by Phil Rober » Sat, 04 Sep 1993 15:00:00


What is more popular in your part of the world 2's or 4's? The 2 person
game on the beach has only just got a toe hold here and know the 4
person game has sprung up in competition to it.

What are the reasons for this in your part of the globe?
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2 Person Vs 4 Person

Post by Scott Johns » Sat, 04 Sep 1993 17:47:50


|What is more popular in your part of the world 2's or 4's? The 2 person
|game on the beach has only just got a toe hold here and know the 4
|person game has sprung up in competition to it.

|What are the reasons for this in your part of the globe?

out here in california, you *never* see 4-man on the beach unless
it is jungleball.  4-man is a creation of the last few years in,
my opinion, an attempt to add more TV revenue to the sport.  2-man
is not tv marketable enough; there are too many sideouts and too
few points scored.  so throw in a couple more people per side, and
voila, the points are longer, and, according to the tv powers, the
games are more exciting.  i think it is BS.  2-man is a much better
game; but this is america, land of the free tv (as long as you don't
expect to have any say as to what is shown.)

sj              "Your prejudice won't keep you warm tonight" - m

 
 
 

2 Person Vs 4 Person

Post by jim denton spot esc1-4 » Sun, 05 Sep 1993 04:37:16

Quote:


>|What is more popular in your part of the world 2's or 4's? The 2 person
>|game on the beach has only just got a toe hold here and know the 4
>|person game has sprung up in competition to it.

>|What are the reasons for this in your part of the globe?

>out here in california, you *never* see 4-man on the beach unless
>it is jungleball.  4-man is a creation of the last few years in,
>my opinion, an attempt to add more TV revenue to the sport.  2-man
>is not tv marketable enough; there are too many sideouts and too
>few points scored.  so throw in a couple more people per side, and
>voila, the points are longer, and, according to the tv powers, the
>games are more exciting.  i think it is BS.  2-man is a much better
>game; but this is america, land of the free tv (as long as you don't
>expect to have any say as to what is shown.)

>sj          "Your prejudice won't keep you warm tonight" - m

Here in Hermosa, CA, I would agree that 2-man is by far the more
popular, but 4-man has been played for many years when a group
gets large and/or the players want to improve on certain areas
of the games, such as hitting.  Getting a kill in 4-man is quite
a feat against your competitive group of players !

Jim Denton

 
 
 

2 Person Vs 4 Person

Post by Tom Ja » Sun, 05 Sep 1993 02:51:00

: out here in california, you *never* see 4-man on the beach unless
: it is jungleball.  4-man is a creation of the last few years in,
: my opinion, an attempt to add more TV revenue to the sport.
: ...

I would change *never* to *seldom*. Some of the 4-person
play is far from jungleball.  There are a couple of 4-person
sand tournaments which attract A-B players.  One in Capitola
has been going on for over ten years.

The 4-man and 4-women Pro Beach Tours have been going on for
a couple of years.  These tours are showing us how exciting
the 4-person game can be.

Outside of these tournaments, the more advanced players
(even those on the 4-person tours) seldom play 4's.
Playing 2-person gives the player more contacts on the ball
and can be more challenging.

The advantage of 4-person over 2-person is that you can
run more plays offensively, and cover more court defensively.

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2 Person Vs 4 Person

Post by Bradley C. Spa » Wed, 08 Sep 1993 22:57:10

Quote:

>out here in california, you *never* see 4-man on the beach unless
>it is jungleball.  4-man is a creation of the last few years in,
>my opinion, an attempt to add more TV revenue to the sport.  2-man
>is not tv marketable enough; there are too many sideouts and too
>few points scored.  so throw in a couple more people per side, and
>voila, the points are longer, and, according to the tv powers, the
>games are more exciting.  i think it is BS.  2-man is a much better
>game; but this is america, land of the free tv (as long as you don't
>expect to have any say as to what is shown.)

Actually, some of us like 4-man.  I prefer playing 4-man over
doubles for many of the reasons you mention: longer rallies,
fewer/less-frequent sideouts, more e***ment.  I like to
run plays and with 3 hitters, 4-man is great.  It's kinda hard
to run those 41 plays in 2's, not to mention on-hand stacks.
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2 Person Vs 4 Person

Post by L. Ravi Narasimh » Sun, 05 Sep 1993 03:33:54

Quote:

>What is more popular in your part of the world 2's or 4's? The 2 person
>game on the beach has only just got a toe hold here and know the 4
>person game has sprung up in competition to it.

>What are the reasons for this in your part of the globe?
>I

I prefer the four person game to the two person format.  The presence of
the extra defenders seems to discourage the dinking and looping which
are so common in the two person game.  I also like multiple option
offenses and enjoy watching quicks, shoots, and combination plays.

Not to say that the Budweiser and Coors people care what I think when
they sponsor the four person tours.  But, I am glad that they do.  It is
a nice break from Karch and Kent ad nauseam.