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.
The stoke was high as adrenaline junkies and extreme stunt patrons started to trickle in.
There it stood in all its glory.
Always follow the top media mavens to capture the hottest action.
In this case it was Jaws padding up for action.
Safety first. And second, third, fourth, and fifth.
Two generations of Swift got out of bed for this, so you knew it was gonna be good.
The face of extreme.
Jaws wasted no time getting inverted.
It took him a few tries to work out the kinks.
Things started to look better.
Don’t hate. Your upside down face would be just as bad.
After the pads were moved, he took a couple pile drives to flat before taking one home.
He said the key was “to just let it take you wherever it wants.”
That’s the face (and the bangs) of a man who just crossed one off the bucket list.
Good job, little buddy!
Tony Magnusson was not so fortunate.
Cab started off shakey.
Then he started to get the hang of it.
Just as it was almost time to move the pads he was really looking good.
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.
In between tries, it was the legends-telling-legends story time hour.
It also kind of looked like they were doing CrossFit.
It’s always something amazing with this guy.
Next up to slay the dragon was Josh Stafford, and he did it with ease.
Don’t worry, D.P. got the Insta. I hope he tags everybody correctly.
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.
He was on his way to being fixed up shortly after. Get well soon, bro!
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!