Full Metal Jousting

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (270)

Sixteenth-century German Jousting is brought front and center into the 21st century. This reality-based competition series starts out with 16 champion modern-day knights, all competing for a cash prize of $100,000. The armor is not the 16th-century style, but it does weigh about same as it did back then, at between 80 to 90 pounds. Modern day knights are using stainless steel and shock-absorbing padding. They have also constructed a huge target plate that fits over the left shoulder and is constructed with a heavy, 16-gauge steel plate. This is gridded and is the main guard against the lance attacks. The lances are 11 feet long, weigh 10 lbs. and are made of Douglas fir. The weight of the lance changes, getting heavier, from 1.25 inches thick and later, towards the end of the matches, to 1.5 inches. The challenges are fought outdoors, on a farm in Jackson, Mississippi. They are performed before a live audience. The rules are simple. The knights are split into two teams of eight, the Red Team and the Black Team, with each having a professional coach. The coaches decide which teammate rides first, who rides which horse, and so on. A knight gets 1 point for striking his opponent with his lance tip. He gets 5 points if he breaks his lance when he hits his opponent. If he knocks him off his horse, then he gets 10 points. There are 5-point penalties for hitting in the head or below the guard, not letting up on your horse's rein on impact and for not having control of your horse. At the end of eight passes, the knight with the most points is the winner of the $100,000.

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Seasons
The Championship Joust
10. The Championship Joust
April 15, 2012
The teams are forced to choose who will face off in the $25,000 Joust. After weeks of pressure and pain only one warrior will survive and be the first champion of Full Metal Jousting.
Charge On
9. Charge On
April 8, 2012
Only four jousters remain. Jake Nodar faces tough opponent Matt Hiltman. And friends Josh Avery and Josh Knowles battle it out with a spot in the Championship Joust on the line.
Go to War
8. Go to War
April 1, 2012
he quarterfinals end and just four warriors advance to the semifinals.
A Killing Machine
7. A Killing Machine
March 25, 2012
Having overcome a concussion, James finally gets a chance to joust. Two of the remaining eight competitors face off for a shot at the final four.
Ready to Rock
6. Ready to Rock
March 18, 2012
A practice turns ugly as two jousters are sent to the hospital with gruesome injuries. After another injury in training forces a jouster to pull out of the competition, Shane and the coaches are forced to pick his replacement, and their decision does not sit well with either team.
Hits Like a Truck
5. Hits Like a Truck
March 11, 2012
A frustrated jouster second guesses himself, and asks Shane to grant him his release. A member of the Black Team is sent home, forcing Shane to choose an eliminated jouster as his replacement. Then, one of the most dominant riders in the house finally takes to the list in the fifth preliminary joust.
Blood and Guts
4. Blood and Guts
March 4, 2012
A brutal shot in practice sends a competitor to the hospital, leaving a teammate to joust in his place. Shane reveals a surprising twist in the competition.
Death Sticks & a Coffin
3. Death Sticks & a Coffin
February 26, 2012
Red Team attempts a unique training technique to help prevent unhorsings, while contention grows in their ranks. With skill levels improving, two jousters battle it out in the hardest-hitting joust yet.
Unhorsed
2. Unhorsed
February 19, 2012
John calls out Rope, the Black Team #1 pick. One jouster is injured during practice. And two competitors face off in the list in the second preliminary joust.
The Ultimate Extreme Sport
1. The Ultimate Extreme Sport
February 12, 2012
16 of the world's toughest riders test their strength, skill and guts as they compete in the most dangerous sport in history. The competitors experience the first big hits of the competition and two face off in the first joust match up.
Description

Sixteenth-century German Jousting is brought front and center into the 21st century. This reality-based competition series starts out with 16 champion modern-day knights, all competing for a cash prize of $100,000. The armor is not the 16th-century style, but it does weigh about same as it did back then, at between 80 to 90 pounds. Modern day knights are using stainless steel and shock-absorbing padding. They have also constructed a huge target plate that fits over the left shoulder and is constructed with a heavy, 16-gauge steel plate. This is gridded and is the main guard against the lance attacks. The lances are 11 feet long, weigh 10 lbs. and are made of Douglas fir. The weight of the lance changes, getting heavier, from 1.25 inches thick and later, towards the end of the matches, to 1.5 inches.

The challenges are fought outdoors, on a farm in Jackson, Mississippi. They are performed before a live audience. The rules are simple. The knights are split into two teams of eight, the Red Team and the Black Team, with each having a professional coach. The coaches decide which teammate rides first, who rides which horse, and so on. A knight gets 1 point for striking his opponent with his lance tip. He gets 5 points if he breaks his lance when he hits his opponent. If he knocks him off his horse, then he gets 10 points. There are 5-point penalties for hitting in the head or below the guard, not letting up on your horse's rein on impact and for not having control of your horse. At the end of eight passes, the knight with the most points is the winner of the $100,000.

Full Metal Jousting is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on February 12, 2012.

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Full Metal Jousting is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Full Metal Jousting on demand at Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Hoopla and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 12, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (270)