last time I was writing about tug of war and how dangerous it is. In lot of people the rope may snap doing lot of damage. Also even without snaping participants may get severe burns and not only on hands. Today I will talk about the bright side of this game and how you should play it if you want to win. It is actually very interesting and I bet that most people do not use these simple rules.
Tug of war is the game in which you are trying to pull the other team over some line.
It might seem that having the best muscles will win the game but actually it is only small part.
One important part is to be able to stay on one position. There are two things that will help you with this: friction and weight.
This makes sense because it will be difficult to pull huge stone on rough surface. Actually small kid will be better off with spikes on shoes than you with big muscles on very slippery ice. But muscles are still good for being able to hold well to the rope.
There is one important thing that you want to do.. you want to dig your shoes into the ground. This increases friction because what else is friction than the dirt that is connected by roots which must be ripped apart by your enemies.
So yes it is very good to be heavy and have the proper technique of digging into ground.
Also if you have players with different heights it is best to have the smallest at the end, this is because otherwise the tall players at the end will pull the small players up and disabling them in the game. You need to find the proper angle. If you get too low you wont be able to dig enough into the ground or it will be worse to hold the rope.. this effect is very strong when you are in hall and you need whole area of your shoes lying on the floor.
If you get too much high it will be much easier to turn you over and you wont be able to use your weight so much.
That is all I can come up with, make sure to create your own team, but choose the rope wisely (the best players are able to hold about 1.5x their mass)!