This is definitely extreme. I don’t really call it a “sport”, but there’s more athleticism here than Nascar. Also, don’t do this ever. You will die. Surf waves, not trains, people!
I saw this on Sportsnation tonight, and needless to say, my first reaction was “I’m gonna blog about this tonight”. Not really… kind of. Anyway, here’s how Slackline.com, the official website of Slacklining (duh?!) describes this sport-type-thing:
“Slacklining is the sport of walking a small, flat nylon rope between two points. It is practiced in the backyard, on college campuses and city parks, and even 3000 feet above the ground. Some people do it for fun, others for the obvious athletic benefits, and others still for a meditative purpose, in seeking a higher state of mind. Since slacklining’s development in the late 1970s, slacklining has grown into an international craze, and is a common and popular pastime within the outdoor community.”
Personally, I am both amazed by the athletic ability and dumbfounded at the concept of this. I’ve never wanted to do something and conversely not do something so much at the same time. I would imagine that crotch injuries are numerous with Slacklining. Just watch this. You’ll be kind of glad you did:
First off, let it be known that HockeyFights.com is an awesome website. I highly recommend it. That’s where I found this CHL (which Wikipedia tells me is the Central Hockey League) incident between Russell Smith and Dan Sullivan from the Colorado Eagles and Mississippi Riverkings, whom I did not know even existed. According to the announcers, the linesman took down one of Colorado’s players, which is never a good situation. This caused their assistant coach, Greg Pankewicz, to be furious and well… this happened. Just watch.
Side note, this only has 330 views after 6 days on Youtube at the moment of posting. What the hell! This should be viral by now.
Update Today I wrote that this should be on Sportscenter as well. It appeared on the “Not Top 10″.
If you couldn’t tell from the title of this post, that was my reaction when I saw this. If you thought parkour was ridiculous and unsafe, and if you thought that bullfighting was ridiculous and unsafe, wait until you see this. It’s ridiculous and well, I think you get the picture…
*Note: Don’t jump over bulls doing somersaults.
Watch this fast motion video of a girl with incredible makeup skills turn into an exact copy of actor / 30 Seconds To Mars singer Jared Leto. I’m not sure how I feel about this.
Leto tweeted the following about the video:
“Holy fkng shit. Have you seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDruPPPMK3I”
I’d say that’s a pretty apt description of what I just saw.