This is the first year that I have ever watched the X-Games, and I must say that I am extremely impressed. The talent these guys have, along with their nads of steel, makes for some very entertaining television. I was especially impressed with the Big Air competition. The wife and I watched in amazement as Jake Brown fell 40-50 feet out of the sky only to hit the ground so hard that his shoes flew off of his feet. He then got up and walked away like he owned the place. Kudos to you tough guy, kudos.
Here is the vid for those of you that haven’t seen it:
Two of my coworkers sons are into skateboarding. They skateboard A LOT. Every day when I leave the office, they are out in the parking lot doing tricks and getting hurt. Great kids. I talk to them quite often because I find that their lifestyle is interesting. They moved down here from Michigan and to hear them talk about their life back there…man, it’s a totally different world.
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I’ve been watching the X-Games since ESPN first began airing them and actually used to go to some freestyle BMX demonstrations when I was a kid. What amazes me is a couple of the guys I used to go watch when I was 15 are still doing it today, 17 years later. Crazy. Imagine all the bones they’ve broken in that time 😉
And I bet they have to take painkillers just to get out of bed in the morning.
Could you imagine falling like that though? That’s nuts!
Dude, I don’t even want to imagine that. Just thinking about it hurts…lol.