And by sad, i mean funny. This poor fat kid is stuck inside a bowl in a skate park. It takes this chubby lad 4 whole gripping and intense minutes of struggle and sacrifice and finally, through the bonds of undying friendship, this young boy with a belly full of jelly gets out. Well maybe not undying friendship, maybe just some other kids that actually want to skate in the bowl. WTF was this kid doing down there in the first place? Is there a heavyweight division of skateboarding I didn’t know about? Its like a baby stuck in a well for the X generation.
The Scarpar is a creation of some insane aussies who thought that sticking some tank like treads on a skateboard and hooking a motor up to it would be awesome. Well, turns out, they were right and it is pretty damn awesome. This thing can go anywhere except on water, well liquid water that is, not the frozen stuff. Off road, on road, hills, logs, snow, its your freakin skateboard for the next generation. It is…dare we say it…EXTREME SKATEBOARDING! Or somethin. Here’s some video if it in action. Watch it…IF YOU CAN HANDLE IT. ARRRRRGH!
You might remember skateboarder Danny Way from jumping the Great Wall of China. He tried to do a Big Air impression of Jake Brown at this year’s X Games. You might remember Mr. Brown from last year’s X Games where he tried to show off by blowing his shoes off his feet after falling four stories.
The announcers talked about having the “best medical staff in the business” after Brown’s fall. However in his and Way’s cases, the staff walked them off the ramp. My name means doctor so I know a little bit about this. That just doesn’t seem right. The extent of their injuries are unknown at the time so why would they risk further injury by making them walk it off? The medics were probably in the locker rooms rubbing ‘Tussin all over their wounds and talking about windows to weight gain.
What’s with rubbing his chest? Talk about taking advantage of someone when they’re vulnerable. “This is my chance, dude. I gotta take it.”
Brown ended up with liver and lung bruising, vertebrae stress fractures and a fractured hand. Way managed to escape with ligament damage in his right knee, ankle and shoulder in addition to abrasions. Damn lucky considering how both could have turned out.