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Zuriba

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Sports
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.
 
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At the academy Zuribia was a member of the martial arts club and learned a number of combats from around the galaxy. His main combat sport, however, is Modern adel'iin which he practices in tournaments (with the loser going slack to simulate death and signify his surrender to the judges).
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