In the 1990s, with the advent of the Internet, he began filming and editing films of his favorite pastime -- gravity sports, specifically street luge
-- captured on point-of-view cameras mounted on his helmet or protective gear as he cruised down New England streets, lying on his back on a wheeled board.
One of our favorites is "street luge
": a homemade sled you grab hold of to hurtle down mountain roads at up to 60 miles per hour.
This series was like a trendier urban version of The Games, with events like street luge
and powerbocking (running on springy stilts).
Despite having a badly-bruised knee from training, the Olympic champion had come out on top in the girls' street luge
Despite having a badly-bruised knee from training, the fiercely competitive former Olympic champion had come out on top in the girls' street luge
It will see leather-clad Sarah compete in a series of urban sports ranging from BMX and inline speed skating, through to street luge
, dirt buggy racing and extreme abseiling, known as rap jumping.
From what I can determine, back in 1975 Signal Hill was the birthplace of the street luge
. Which is weird, but fact nonetheless.
More than 500 competitors from 40 different countries are set to take part in over 20 adrenaline-fuelled sports such as mountain biking, land yachting and even street luge
(that's tobogganing, to you and me).
Then there is street luge
, which involves flying down big hills lying on a skateboard.
Surfing, windsurfing, mountain biking and kitesurfing are just some of the championships that take place every October, as well as the rather dangerous-looking street luge
. While many people are happy to sit and watch the competitors battle it out among themselves, the island also offers "have a go" sessions for braver spectators.
Surfing, windsurfing, mountain biking, and kitesurfing are just some of the championships that take place every October, as well as the rather dangerous-looking street luge
Tomlinson, co-ordinator of ESPN's Extreme Games, divides these endeavors into air sports, such as bungee jumping, hang gliding, and sky diving; land sports, such as BMX, mountain biking, skateboarding, snowboarding, and street luge
; and water sports, including barefoot water skiing, powerboat racing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, and windsurfing.