Re: Xtreme!!1!one!

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So it's, like, a race?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 2:32 PM
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1: On ice skates! Downhill! With jumps! And they're dressed like hockey players!

Admittedly, I expected way more hip checking.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 2:42 PM
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It looks crazy fun.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 2:43 PM
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Its nice to remember that our neighbors to the north are not all the polite, reasonable, civic-minded types you hear on The Vinyl Cafe. Many of them are redneck hosers, just like us.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 2:44 PM
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This seems like a very Canadian approach to Xtreme Sportz.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 2:45 PM
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Are all Xtreme Sportz done to that kind of music? I had to turn the sound off.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 2:48 PM
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This seems like a very Canadian approach to Xtreme Sportz.

That's it! They need to have people ice fishing on the course that the skaters have to jump over. teo, you're brilliant.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 2:59 PM
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I'm sure it's intense to play. To watch? Eh.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 3:21 PM
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8: Canadian viewers have longer attention spans, due to the colder temperatures. Makes their neurons fire more slowly. It's science.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 3:30 PM
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Those sidewalls look pretty short to me considering the speeds and the jumps.But then what could possibly go wrong.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 4:09 PM
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1: So it's, like, a race?

Maybe even a sub-species.

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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 4:10 PM
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It's no extreme ironing.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 4:22 PM
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So it's basically Northeastern skiing on short but well sharpened skis and no moguls.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 5:02 PM
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The Red Bull X-Alps is pretty extreme.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 5:11 PM
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My friend has a student who is a professional arm wrestler. I keep grilling her for details, but she is maddeningly uninformed.

Is it by weight class? Limb to torso ratio? What kind of body is the right type of body to optimize arm wrestling? Apparently this guy is of slight build, and one arm is not discernably popeye-esque?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 6:01 PM
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I'm too jaded to appreciate any non-traditional sport other than pole dancing.


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 6:49 PM
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Short track speed skating is better -- more skaters mean bigger crashes and more chaos potential.

Slamball is my current candidate favorite obscure extreme sport.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 10:32 PM
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17: Holy shit.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-16-10 10:39 PM
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I've tried to bring Slamball to the masses, but it's pearls before swine, I tell you.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-17-10 7:45 AM
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People still play Slamball? I figured it would have died when the TV show got cancelled.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-17-10 7:47 AM
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19: Does Bing fill the hoohole? Because, saying Binghoohole makes me giggle.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-17-10 7:57 AM
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Bing often finds what Google does not, but it is not 100%.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-17-10 7:58 AM
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I know people who tried out for that when it was in Boston. Sadly the tryouts are just time trials skating around a standard hockey rink- you don't get to do the downhill stuff unless you're fast enough on regular ice. How can they judge downhill battling abilities based on flat-ice skating?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-17-10 12:11 PM
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