How-To: DIY Ladderball

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How-To: DIY Ladderball


I recently had the pleasure of playing a family game of ladderball (aka bolo toss, ladder golf) using some basic homebrew hardware, and can say firsthand – it’s good times!

For those unfamiliar with the backyard sport: players throw golfball/nylon-rope bolos in attempt to hang them on a simple PVC ladder structure. It’s a surprisingly enjoyable “Ooh! So close!” type game in the vein of horsehoes/etc, and looks to be a straightforward build.

Check out the related instructable for steps on making your own. [Thanks Cara!]

10 thoughts on “How-To: DIY Ladderball

  1. mh says:

    We also call this game Pig Nuts

  2. Emily says:

    My grandparents acquired this game, and called it “Horseballs”, to the great amusement of myself and my cousins. We play it very similar to horseshoes, hence the name.

  3. acidrain69 says:

    testicle toss

  4. Anonymous says:

    aka “polish horseshoes” but that’s racist.

  5. » DIY Photo booth – Recycling a Photo booth Cunning Turtle says:

    […] I took some of the PVC pipe left over from the design and the Mega Claw to make a ladder ball game. Ladder ball is a pretty fun lawn game. I based my design loosely on Make‘s […]

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