Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I'd watch ice skating if it were like this
[We just learned this appeared on With Leather a long time ago, but enjoy it anyway, it's been a while]
Ice skating has a problem in the US. It doesn't reach a broad enough market. Unless you're female or gay you don't watch it. So how can we improve it to bring it to the sports-watching masses?
Well, what if instead of being on the ice, we were on the highway. And instead of doing a double salchow, we slid on pavement at 40 mph. And just for fun, we switched skates with sandals.
Wait, this sport already exists?
Yes, yes it does. It's called sandal surfing. You get on the highway, open your car door, hang on to the door, and skid on your sandals at 40+ mph. Yes, that's right, I said SANDALS.
There's certainly a lot more riding on each trick, like someone's life. That'd get me watching.
By the way, this underground sport comes to us courtesy of Saudi Arabia. Makes me sleep well at night knowing we get oil from these guys.