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I want to see the whole thing. Is there a full doc of this on the web/.
That was awesome! I want to see the rest of the video! The guy spends 5 months away from his family in a different loft training his yb's. They really take it seriously over there. Great video Rod thanks for sharing.
 

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That is why I felt or have felt retiring in Taiwan. I saw the videos too and other related. I am swayed into retiring there and buying one of the great grandsons or great great great granddaughters of the winner.
 

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That is why I felt or have felt retiring in Taiwan. I saw the videos too and other related. I am swayed into retiring there and buying one of the great grandsons or great great great granddaughters of the winner.
That would be great if you retire there! Then we here would have a place to crash if wanted to visit Taiwan to see the action! j/k :D:D:D
 

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This is why most of those high dollar birds on the PIPA site go to Taiwan. It is very difficult for the rest of the world to compete with the dollars these guys are willing to part with to get that next champion.

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Well ofcourse the losses are high, I've seen the whole video and they are way beyond America and Europe because it's an occupation over there for quadruple the money of here or Europe races. There series of races ypm to qualify are like 700-800ypm to goto the next stage and that's only training! I believe there are 5-7 series. Half the birds are already missing.Imo. Bloodlines don't matter after a while, where can you find a pigeon that flies through 70mph head winds in heavy rain in the ocean?whiplash galore Takes a tough pigeon who can swim LOL! I think it's like $1000-$5000 a band us money.
 

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Well ofcourse the losses are high, I've seen the whole video and they are way beyond America and Europe because it's an occupation over there for quadruple the money of here or Europe races. There series of races ypm to qualify are like 700-800ypm to goto the next stage and that's only training! I believe there are 5-7 series. Half the birds are already missing.Imo. Bloodlines don't matter after a while, where can you find a pigeon that flies through 70mph head winds in heavy rain in the ocean?whiplash galore Takes a tough pigeon who can swim LOL! I think it's like $1000-$5000 a band us money.
Is the whole video available somewhere online in english? I'd like to see the whole thing.
 

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There was indeed a Spanish version there. But because I have forgotten my Spanish course, I can't understand anything now. This video I believe used to be available at National Geographic store center, but they don't carry it now. I believe it was available in other stores, but usually are not stocked anymore, so we ran out of luck.

" "The Pigeon Game," which airs tonight (Dec. 16) in Taiwan, was directed by Shen Ko-shang. It looks at the "national obsession" of pigeon racing in Taiwan. The movie focuses on the story of professional pigeon racer Tsai Fong-chi. He has the right birds and the right skills, and his family is depending on him for support. His cash reserves have dwindled since his last winning streak, and he has everything riding on the big pigeon race.

More than 30,000 Taiwanese pigeon racers chase dreams of fame and fortune in a game where the stakes are high and the competition is fierce, even deadly. In an activity where highly valued pigeons can sell for as much as US$200,000, it is perhaps not surprising to find out that the sport is marred by incidents of race fixing, gangster involvement and even kidnappings, or rather, birdnappings." http://taiwanjournal.nat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=21701&CtNode=122
 
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