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(Stuff.co.nz)   16-year-old leaves heads spinning by being the first to land a 1080 at the X Games MegaRamp   (stuff.co.nz ) divider line
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2013-05-19 08:22:53 AM  
Progressive scan or interlaced?
 
2013-05-19 09:53:18 AM  
I don't get how your performance could include what is supposed to be this "holy grail" of your sport, that very few people have ever pulled off, and you lose.

I always look at sports that rely on judging to determine the winner with a little bit of skepticism.
 
2013-05-19 10:19:01 AM  

jake_lex: I always look at sports that rely on judging to determine the winner with a little bit of skepticism.


A big THIS.
 
2013-05-19 10:47:43 AM  
Oh to be 16 again, fearless and talented
 
2013-05-19 11:19:48 AM  

edmo: Oh to be 16 again, fearless and talented


No shiat.

/way to go, kid
//those that can, do
///for everyone else, there's x-box
 
2013-05-19 11:28:50 AM  
If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".
 
2013-05-19 11:37:23 AM  

jake_lex: I don't get how your performance could include what is supposed to be this "holy grail" of your sport, that very few people have ever pulled off, and you lose.

I always look at sports that rely on judging to determine the winner with a little bit of skepticism.


You can hit a grand slam and still lose the game.
 
2013-05-19 11:37:24 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".


Wait until you find out about women's gymnastics.
 
2013-05-19 11:58:43 AM  

Popcorn Johnny: If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".


George Ford started playing professional Rugby at 15.
Freddy Adu signed a MLS contract at 14.
Joe Nuxhall pitched an MLB game at 15.
 
2013-05-19 12:02:27 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".


I agree.  And have you seen those 16 year old shiats who do science and win prizes?  Science is a joke, too.
 
2013-05-19 12:10:59 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: Popcorn Johnny: If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".

George Ford started playing professional Rugby at 15.
Freddy Adu signed a MLS contract at 14.
Joe Nuxhall pitched an MLB game at 15.


Adu's listed age is dubious at best, Nuxhall pitched 2 outs because of WW2 and didn't make it back until he was well into his twenties, and I know nothing of the other guy. The three guys to land this 'holy grail' trick are all between 13 and 16. You're not just comparing apples to oranges, you've gone into the realm of apples to concrete blocks.
 
2013-05-19 12:12:38 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".


Wilfred Benitez was a professional boxer at 15 and world champion by 17. He also beat Roberto Duran and fought both Leonard and Hearns to near draws.
 
2013-05-19 12:20:43 PM  

the biggest redneck here: You're not just comparing apples to oranges, you've gone into the realm of apples to concrete blocks.



The statement was "If a 15 year old can do it..."
And I provided examples where they could. Apples to apples. You are moving the goalposts by adding in qualifiers.


the biggest redneck here: Adu's listed age is dubious at best


Please provide concrete evidence to the contrary, and not just vague conspiracy theories. There was no advantage to him at the time to list his age as 14, since that meant he was going to have to wait 4 years before he could go to Europe.
 
2013-05-19 12:21:23 PM  
Lame
 
2013-05-19 12:31:18 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: the biggest redneck here: You're not just comparing apples to oranges, you've gone into the realm of apples to concrete blocks.


The statement was "If a 15 year old can do it..."
And I provided examples where they could. Apples to apples. You are moving the goalposts by adding in qualifiers.


the biggest redneck here: Adu's listed age is dubious at best

Please provide concrete evidence to the contrary, and not just vague conspiracy theories. There was no advantage to him at the time to list his age as 14, since that meant he was going to have to wait 4 years before he could go to Europe.


Wrong. These young kids are at the pinnacle of their "sport," winning medals at the X Games and pulling off the biggest tricks. Nuxhall's 2 outs were a parlor trick, and Adu did nothing more than sign a piece of paper that said the fourth-best league might want him several years down the road. If Nuxhall had won 20 games and made the all-star team at 15, or Adu had scored the most goals in the World Cup at 16, it would be apples to apples.

But it ain't. It's apples to concrete blocks.
 
2013-05-19 12:34:47 PM  
But what about  girls, young man?!
 
2013-05-19 01:19:16 PM  

the biggest redneck here: Cubicle Jockey: the biggest redneck here: You're not just comparing apples to oranges, you've gone into the realm of apples to concrete blocks.


The statement was "If a 15 year old can do it..."
And I provided examples where they could. Apples to apples. You are moving the goalposts by adding in qualifiers.


the biggest redneck here: Adu's listed age is dubious at best

Please provide concrete evidence to the contrary, and not just vague conspiracy theories. There was no advantage to him at the time to list his age as 14, since that meant he was going to have to wait 4 years before he could go to Europe.

Wrong. These young kids are at the pinnacle of their "sport," winning medals at the X Games and pulling off the biggest tricks. Nuxhall's 2 outs were a parlor trick, and Adu did nothing more than sign a piece of paper that said the fourth-best league might want him several years down the road. If Nuxhall had won 20 games and made the all-star team at 15, or Adu had scored the most goals in the World Cup at 16, it would be apples to apples.

But it ain't. It's apples to concrete blocks.


So, uh, what about women's gymnastics?
 
2013-05-19 01:27:12 PM  
Wait....wasn't that 3 1/2 turns? He didn't land the same direction he launched.
 
2013-05-19 02:12:22 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".


This is one of the stupidest comments I've ever read on the internet.

/and I've read a lot of stupid stuff on the internet
 
2013-05-19 02:14:49 PM  
Tell me about those 40 year old running backs in the nfl.

/willy wonka pic
 
2013-05-19 02:37:57 PM  

Ambivalence: Wait....wasn't that 3 1/2 turns? He didn't land the same direction he launched.


Yeah he did.
 
2013-05-19 04:34:18 PM  
Keep making the ramps bigger and this is what will happen. Why the surprise?
 
2013-05-19 04:40:26 PM  
WORK YOUR BODY WOWORK YOUR BODY

/you do not impress Jehu
 
2013-05-19 06:05:40 PM  
When I was a kid I couldn't skateboard more than 3 feet without falling off, but is a 1080 actually that hard for the best in the sport?  Just kinda surprises me that this is a big deal.  I guess it is, but I've seen some crazy stuff skateboarders have done, and didn't really think spinning 3 times in the air has never been done.

No snark, just coming from someone who knows very little about it...
 
2013-05-19 06:14:05 PM  
He would have taken the gold with a 69.
 
2013-05-19 07:40:10 PM  

neuroflare: Ambivalence: Wait....wasn't that 3 1/2 turns? He didn't land the same direction he launched.

Yeah he did.


Knees to the left starting and ending.
 
2013-05-19 09:15:18 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: If a 15 year old can do it, I have to question the professionalism required to participate in your "sport".


Didn't Beckham sign with Manchester United at 14?
 
2013-05-19 11:41:30 PM  
He got second because Bob Burnquist pulled off 2 incredibly hard tricks.  A rodeo 720 and he did a switch backside ollie to indy 720.  Indy 7's are scary as hell because you are blind for a good part of the trick and it's very hard to spot your landing.  Nothing against 1080's but Brusco has to muscle around more weight I's be more impressed.  Far cry from a 6 foot 180 pound guy trying to do it.  He needs more muscle and style.  He's inconsistent in his runs. He'll be damn near unstoppable when he gets older

Tony Hawk turned pro at age 14.  Rodney Mullen and Steve Caballero turned pro young and were competing against guys in thier 20's   It's unusual to have pros that young, but it does happen.
 
2013-05-20 09:57:26 AM  

mtbhucker: He got second because Bob Burnquist pulled off 2 incredibly hard tricks.


And he's and OLD man for the sport at 36. The guy is unreal.
 
2013-05-20 01:39:42 PM  
He used a massive ramp to get up to that speed, congrats you figured out physics.  Didn't Hawk do the first 720 from a normal half pipe.
 
2013-05-20 11:10:12 PM  
His competition: "fark everything, we're going 1800."
 
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