X-GAMES: Downhill competition

by Jorge Cardoso August. 03, 2007 7161 views

X-games the first edition:


The Inline Skating Downhill competition took place in Providence (R. I.) and since it was the first edition of the X-games there were serious doubts about how dangerous that piste would be. There were two kinds of skaters from opposite backgrounds:

- the RAD bunch, from vert (half-pipe) and street competitions

- and the “LEOTARD” group, the speed skaters with their 5-wheel skates

The first group were crazy enough to go downhill… but the second were the fastest… so the radicals just clowned a bit going down the steep streets… and tested some new skates a famous brand was launching for downhill competitions in the future!

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Jendayee 13 years, 2 months ago

I've never been on these wheels... so I'm impressed, mostly if they slide down with a turn !... nice set !

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Christine 13 years, 2 months ago

Crazy people ! I am glad the way is padded !
Great shots

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carley 13 years, 2 months ago

You caught a wonderful feeling of motion in the first shot!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kris 13 years, 2 months ago

ah! i didn't even notice.. but thanks to Flipado.. i got another laugh out of this set! the man-baby exchange is hilarious! amazing work.. i should have figured the On man had a time-machine!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
David 13 years, 2 months ago

Really good set! You caught the action.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Krishna 13 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for sharing :)

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Cardona 13 years, 2 months ago

Funny! Thanks for sharing!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Nadoune 13 years, 2 months ago

Superb shots!! beautiful competition of rollers!::

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sandra 13 years, 2 months ago

rollerblading!!! my fav sport... i did a marathon once, when i was younger :)
love the effect in 1 and 2...

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Nasser Golahmar 13 years, 2 months ago

nice set

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Roy 13 years, 2 months ago

Lovely collection

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 13 years, 2 months ago

NIce set

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Silke 13 years, 2 months ago

[i]" lucky little bastards "[/i] ???
Countenance, please, you lucky little voyeur !!!
;-))

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 13 years, 2 months ago

I'm always impressed that someone can stand still on skates.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jorge Cardoso 13 years, 2 months ago

hi there again Mid S. S.

there were some nasty falls there where I took those pics and the hay bales did their part... but that is not saying much considering how some of those guys were dressed! :(

the guy in the last pic is not easy to catalogue because he likes so many different aspects of that sport... from speed skating to hockey... from downhill to just plain old fitness!

At the time he was testing a new video camera... so the nice bits (falls and such) are on video (not photo).

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jason 13 years, 2 months ago

Super!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kris 13 years, 2 months ago

WOW!!!!!!! I love this stuff... but the guy in the last photo is what i'm most curious about... he is RAD i suppose... for he has no leotard.. but where are his skateS?

how many of them ended up in the hay bales at the end? hehehe

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
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