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11 – The Beautiful Game

11 The Beautiful Game

11 – The Beautiful Game is the first in a series of ‘luxury’ football tables (foosball for those of us in the US) from GRO design.

With a design that features sweeping curves to “reflect the beauty and grandeur of today’s modern stadiums”, atmospheric lighting, and chromed metal players, it’s meant to capture the excitement and drama of a classic sporting encounter.

In addition, each table is individually numbered, and hand-finished by skilled European craftsmen.

It doesn’t get much better than that!

[11 – The Beautiful Game]

…Hockem is sitting with an attitude?

Hockem Trick

It’s difficult to create a new sport from scratch, but SALZIGdesign is trying to do just that with Hockem.

The sport is based around the use of a Sporthocker, which is equal parts sports equipment and furniture.

Sporthocker

Tricks involve casting, catching, balancing and (of course) sitting on the Sporthocker, with the end of a move signified by the sit. Think of it as a combination of skateboarding, parkour, hacky sack, flatland BMX, and… sitting.

Right now Hockem appears to only be popular in its birthplace of Germany, and perhaps a few other European countries that the Hockem team has traveled too, but given the relentless quest to find the next best thing and get it sponsored by RedBull and added to the X Games, I can only imagine that it’s just a matter of time before this extreme seat makes its way to the US.

[Sporthocker]

…Levi LaVallee is a world record breaking snowmobile jumper?

Levi LaVallee was planning to set the world record for the world’s longest snowmobile jump during this year’s Red Bull New Year No Limits, but he was injured recently while preparing for the jump, and the event has been canceled.

Thankfully, he managed to jump 361-feet during practice, beating the existing record by 60 feet, and caught the RIDICULOUS looking jump on video for the world to enjoy:

…Ferdinand Fischer is crazy?

Ferdinand Fischer is a stuntman and stunt coordinator for SlamArtist.com, but he’s also batshit crazy, as demonstrated by his latest stunt, which involved him freefalling from a 150 ft. cliff into a big pile of cardboard boxes:

Apparently it’s a new world record, though I have no idea who else was crazy enough to try anything close to this without a parachute attached.

I kid you not when I say that the only thing I could manage to mumble while watching this clip was “No. F’ing. Way.”

[SlamArtist.com]

…Winchboarding looks like madness?

Winch Madness

Want to wakeskating but don’t have a lake… or a boat?

Don’t worry; if you can find yourself a few feet of water and a winch, you can go winchboarding.

Don’t believe me? Check out the tricks that the Winch Madness crew are able to pull off in what amounts to a bathtub full of water:

[Via: Like Cool]