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Video- It’s All Downhill From Here

from Jack Nicas of the Wall Street Journal,

Andrew Bergeson was reading the newspaper last month when he fell in love. “I just knew right away: This is why I was put on this earth,” the 24-year-old said about his new favorite sport, ice-cross downhill.

“It incorporates all the things I like: hitting people, skating and fast speeds.”

This weekend, Mr. Bergeson is competing here in the ice-cross downhill world championship. Launched by energy-drink maker Red Bull in 2001, ice cross sends four skaters in helmets and pads hurtling down a zigzagging chute of jumps, drops and hairpin turns, fusing elements of downhill skiing and roller derby—but on ice.

Skaters begin atop a three-story ramp and reach speeds of up to 40 miles an hour.

continued and watch the accompanying video below…

thanks to a KK member for the pointer

 

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