Yes, call them
anything you like so as long as your teammates understand what
you mean. Banana!!! Sausage!!! Coke!!! why not make a meal out
of it? Yes, its good to be hungry on the field...but hungry in
the right way or get your As* kick! The Red Sevens will explore
these bunkers and give a general description of how you can play
them. 10 SECONDS!...GAME ON...
- Or commonly known as T bag in Europe is one of the most common
bunker that you will come across. Name according to its shape,
the Dorito provides the widest base protection to any player who
occupies it. If occupied in stealth, the Dorito offers multiple
angle shooting from both top ends. On the other hand, the Dorito
is a bunker for sitting ducks who neglects upper body
protection. Stay for less than 10 seconds and move on! Not
suitable for players who are big in physique.
- Vary in
sizes, the Coke Can is usually found in the back position where
back players occupy at great length while providing strong
firepower upfront. In a standing Coke Can, the bunker offers
maximum comfort and protection. In its downside, the Coke Can
prevents the player from achieving a full view of what is
happening directly in front, this is where team communication is
of utmost importance. So watch out for the oncoming bunkies!
With its curvature shape, it often exposure your untucked arm or
Coke Can can be
placed lying horizontally and often known as the Cyclinder.
Usually placed on the 3/4 of the field, this tombstone
resembling bunker provides adequate cover below waist level.
However, due to its positioning on the field and its curvy high
ends, this bunker is one where many players got their death
wish. So much for calling it a tombstone. Personally, I never
like to bunk into a tombstone. Do you?
No prize for guessing how this bunker got its name. The Snake is
formed by a series of bunkers and placed in a straight order.
Often regarded as the toughest bunker to enter, it provides
maximum control of the game tempo once your snake player is
given the green light. Agility and speed are important
attributes when it comes to occupying this bunker. Player is
usually required to move up the Snake by crawling and keeping
his head and body low. While in stealth mode, a Snake player is
able to execute more hits than anyone in the team. However,
extremely vunerable when all eyes are on it.
- One of the most common bunkers in speedball, the temple
provides excellent base protection which allows the player to
squat, kneel or stand. Angled top ends creates little room for
upper body movement. Players who are in this bunker are often
hit on the arms. With its excellent base protection, the temple
is often misjudged as a "safe" bunker.
Now that we have covered all 5 of the most common bunkers in
speedball, we hope that this article can help you to better adjust and
position yourself while bunking in. However, no good theoretical
advice can save you from being hit. As Todd Martinez always says
"Practice, practice and more practice".
Ben aka KING