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Sports
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[[Image:sailing.jpg|thumb|220px|left|Zuriba Sailing on Bolarus IX]]
In his spare time Zuriba enjoys playing team sports on the holodeck (he is always eager to learn a new team game from a different planet or era). Zuriba is an avid sports. His homeworld, Bolarus IX, is largely a water world, and the disparate nature of the most early population centers caused much of the independent cultural development that remains apparent among the various Bolian races to this day. There are no large anchoring continental masses, and as a result the legendary surface storms of Bolarus IX are able to move across the planet's surface unchecked by geographic barriers. As such, Zuriba is an avid sailor and loves sailing in his spare time (either on the holodeck or when on leave). His move into piloting and studying as a helmsman was a natural extention of his sailing catermarans on Bolarus IX. Zuriba also enjoys Bolian Vectorboard, similar in appearance to a surfboard, is an aerodynamic form constructed out of polyduranide and slightly larger than its aquatic forebears. The vehicle is propelled through the air at speeds reaching up to 200 MPH. The rider stays on board using either magnetic boots or polyduranide foot straps, and operates the board through a combination of balance and reaction control thrusters directed via a foot pedal under the lead foot. Vectorboarding is a popular pastime on many Federation planets, though strict ordinances regulate when and where a vectorboard can be ridden. They come in a variety of sizes and colors.
It should be noted that the custom of completely shaving the head (which Zuriba follows) is a direct result of the rise of adel'iin as a means of resolving disputes. While the practice of challenging another Bolian to a duel beneath the waves is rarely used, it has never formally been outlawed. Having a head of hair is a decided disadvantage when using adel'iin, not only because of the added drag but because it provides an ideal handhold (early adel'iin resembled 'catfights' from pre-warp Earth, with much hair-grabbing). The shaved head has persisted into modern times as a silent message to others: 'I know adel'iin, and can best you.' Zurinda is also a master of tzian'adel'iin (literally 'taking the dispute to the sea' i.e. process of the duel beneath the waves) which is not nearly as formal as the Andorian ushaan, or any similar Terran custom. Rather, it more resembles the simplicity of a Klingon duel: A Bolian challenges another, they immediately head to the nearest deep water with a neutral judge, and fight until one is subdued. In the past, such duels would be to the death, but in modern times it more resembles a tournament bout; the loser slackens and yields their position in the dispute.
Where the tzian'adel'iin differs from the Klingon way of resolving conflicts is the frequency (or lack thereof) of its use. It is very rare that two Bolians arrive at an impasse they cannot talk or negotiate through, and invoking the tzian'adel'iin is a last resort - because in actuality, more than half of the Bolians who shave their scalps do not actually know the forms and techniques of adel'iin (this is not the case with Zuriba)
 
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