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The next Level in Action sports where will it stop?
it won't. after watching travis do a backflip a few years ago i convinced myself that sport was done progressing..now theres backflip cliffhangers, cordovas, etc..and of course thye double back..it will not stop. i don't think any sport will ever stop.
i agree ^ now that pep has put physics to rest anything is possible
oh man do not bring that up again
That double flair was awesome
I really like this thread its good shit... is the second guy really your 2nd cousin?
Some one should make a thread of the greatest highlights in x-games
isn't that the best part about action sports? for me, there are two bars to be set. there is the bar that you set for yourself, and then there is a standard for all riders to be measured against. as long as that second bar keeps on goin up(TP double back, whoever threw that underflip, danny way rocket backflip, whoever threw the backside rodeo out of the QP in the big air skateboard), the first bar will continue to go up as well, and that's why this shit is so worth while.
It seems like seeing what everyone else is doing when their teasers comes out in the summer is the time that everyone wants to ski most, because they see shit and think to themselves "that's what it's about right there". The field productions teaser gave me this vibe, as long as LSS. I've never been so excited to ski in my life.
a couple years ago when mike metzger did the first backflip in the X-games everyone including me thought that was the most rediculous thing ever and now that wouldn't get you jack shit in the x-games
is it just me, or does anyone else think that the skateboard big air is freakin nuts, not dumb or stupid, but so extreem its almost un creditable to watch on tv, that jump is huge even for skiing.
its deff big skiers have done jumps just as big and stuff and yes i do believe its nuts and it really shows the world that there is a lot of talent in skateboarding and BMX and such.
speaking of the big air skateboarding, shaun white 5 years, 1080 over the big one, im calling it!
Action sports should progress more in terms of style rather than crazy motherfuckers shit. It`s fun to watch these guys though.
ya but seriously how scary does that drop in on the skate big air look? just imagine standing there in front of so many people. crazy
I heard their going like 40-45mph when then hit those. Thats fucking fast for a skate.
^ Not to mention the different variations of the mega ramp that are going to show up at later X-Games.
I think they go faster than that. For the Great Wall of China jump Danny Way hit the take-off at nearly 60mph.
Progression will become about style and variation once consequnence becomes to high. There is a point at which 'mind-over-matter' breaks down and physics become inescapable. They can only go so big and spin so much before the rules of our universe, coupled with the will to survive, overcome the human spirit and hault progression.
yeah that's serious balls and commitment man.. danny way went huge to win that. the backflip was ridculous and the christ air he did after was massive as well
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