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Armed and ready: Players wield stun guns in electrifying new sport

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LA Nightlight's Thomas Taylor (2nd right) runs to head a goal as Philadelphia Killawatts' team members chase him with stun guns during an Ultimate Tak Ball (UTB) game in Bangkok on March 2, 2012.

Reuters reports — The rules are simple: throw a ball into the goal to score a point. But what makes this game unlike any other is that all the players are armed and ready with stun guns.

It's Ultimate Tak Ball, the brainchild of a few hardcore sports fanatics who say it is the sport of the future.

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Philadelphia Killawatts' players select their stun guns before the game.

Each game consists of three periods that last for 7 minutes each, with two teams of four players each. Any player in possession of the 24-inch medicine ball is open to unlimited shocking by the players on the opposite team.

The stun guns pack 3 to 5 milliamps of electricity, which is only about 10 percent of the power of the taser stun guns used by police. Fired on contact with an opponent, the guns produce a twitching feeling, according to players.

"It never gets better, you just get less afraid of the stun," a smiling Damien Ryan, 24, said during a break in a match in Bangkok. "But it's one of the best feelings ever." Read the full story.

A new sport called "Ultimate Tak Ball" is giving a jolt to adrenaline junkies by allowing players to use stun guns on teammates trying to score goals. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Any player in possession of the ball is open to unlimited shocking by the players on the opposite team.

A video posted on the official Ultimate Tak Ball website.