Looking over last weekend’s photos from this year’s Bubble Baba Challenge, the world’s only annual blow-up doll whitewater rafting race (in Russia), I really want to go, and enter the competition! It looks like so much fun. My pal Kumi sent me this post-race article in the St. Petersburg Times Inflatable Sex Toy Challenge Attracts Over 450 and I’ve since been totally entertained looking through the official site (in Russian; translate it with a browser such as Google Chrome).
Pictures in this post are by r0gue elephant (r0gue-elephant.livejournal.com), who really has a fantastic gallery — it’s my fave from this year’s event. Long may they ride the rapids atop inflatable babes of all genders. Snip:
LOSEVO, Leningrad Oblast — Adrenaline-addicts from the city and beyond competed in a three-minute wet and wild ride on inflatable women from sex shops in the eighth annual Bubble Baba Challenge at the Losevo Rapids on the Vuoksa River, about 80 kilometers northwest of St. Petersburg.
The competition was held on Aug. 28. At the contest, riders have to raft on inflatable devices down the rapids on Vuoksa River. The triumphant winner of the race was St. Petersburg “athlete” Vladislav Pavlenko on his “Vanilla Pelotki” (2 minutes 47 seconds) , followed by Dmitry Arsentiev, another local, who rode “Killer Whale” (2.51). Alexander Marasin, also of St. Petersburg and the owner of “Fearless Zina” (2.55), came third.
Competitors, male and female, make their way back to the shore after a heat. Baba translates from Russian as “peasant woman,” but is sometimes used with sexually offensive connotations. More than 450 thrill-seekers took part in the unorthodox contest, where inflatable babes-turned-boats were given titles no proper regata would ever have accepted. Take, for instance, “Floating Piggy” or “Baby-Barge.” Other bold and sassy names that provided valuable insights into their male riders’ characters and egos, have included “Unstoppable Chick,” “Cuddly Female Racoon,” “Big Tit Excess,” “Sexual Goddess,” “Roach,” “Miss Peep,” “School Girl,” “Indefatiguable” and “Luba For A Price.”
The event, which was first held in 2003, runs under the motto “A Rubber Babe is More Than Just A Vehicle”. (…read more, times.spb.ru)