Loop Party

10.24.13 – Matt Price

Last Sunday, the Birdman thought it would be a good idea to rig up the old Hot Wheels track in the Birdhouse parking lot for a few worthy opponents to go to battle. Swift and I were there to capture the highs and the lows and see what exactly this whole centrifugal force thing is all about.

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The stoke was high as adrenaline junkies and extreme stunt patrons started to trickle in.

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There it stood in all its glory.

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Always follow the top media mavens to capture the hottest action.

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In this case it was Jaws padding up for action.

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Safety first. And second, third, fourth, and fifth.

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Two generations of Swift got out of bed for this, so you knew it was gonna be good.

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The face of extreme.

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Jaws wasted no time getting inverted.

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It took him a few tries to work out the kinks.

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Things started to look better.

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Don’t hate. Your upside down face would be just as bad.

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After the pads were moved, he took a couple pile drives to flat before taking one home.

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He said the key was “to just let it take you wherever it wants.”

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That’s the face (and the bangs) of a man who just crossed one off the bucket list.

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Good job, little buddy!

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Tony Magnusson was not so fortunate.

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Cab started off shakey.

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Then he started to get the hang of it.

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Just as it was almost time to move the pads he was really looking good.

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Until a rough loop-out cracked a couple of his ribs and nearly left him concussed. Next time, Cabby. We were all rooting for you.

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In between tries, it was the legends-telling-legends story time hour.

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It also kind of looked like they were doing CrossFit.

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It’s always something amazing with this guy.

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Next up to slay the dragon was Josh Stafford, and he did it with ease.

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Don’t worry, D.P. got the Insta. I hope he tags everybody correctly.

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Tom Schaar was just feeling the thing out when he had a major malfunction and flew off the side of the thing focusing his shoulder and head. It was really gnarly.

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He was on his way to being fixed up shortly after. Get well soon, bro!

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After that the session was pretty much over, so everyone got there selfies and headed home. It had its ups and downs, but all in all it was a good day. Thanks to Tony Hawk and Birdhouse for all the pizza and stunts!