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…It’s Movie Monday: Red Bull Drifting Championship?

Red Bull Drifting Championship

Wrecked Magazine put together a little montage of the action that took place during the recently completed Red Bull Drifting Championship in Long Beach, CA, and it’s a beautiful look at the current stars of this ‘slideways’ sport and the magic that happens when four wheels and a lot of horsepower tiptoe on the edge of disaster:

…The Olympics have got sole?

Nike Sole Materials

Nike has designed an entire line of custom shoes for each sport in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

While that doesn’t seem like anything special, keep in mind that in addition to the usual sports like Track and Field and Basketball, sports like Gymnastics, Wushu, Kayaking, Wind Surfing, Taekwondo, Equestrian, and Fencing also need unique shoes to enhance the athlete’s abilities.

For a full rundown, check out NOTCOT for a look at both the shoes, and the unique sole materials that help each athlete perform at their peak.

[NOTCOT – Nike 2008 Olympic Footwear]

[NOTCOT – Nike Olympic Sole Materials]

…It’s Movie Monday: Red Bull BC One?

Red Bull BC One

The Red Bull BC One is a B-Boy competition that pits 16 of the world’s best B-Boys against each other in a one on one knock-out-battle to determine who is ‘The One’.

When athleticism and art combine, the result is amazing:

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Formula Drift?

Formula Drift Logo

On Saturday, I had the chance to go and see Formula D’s “The Finals” at Irwindale Speedway (yes, I did get stuck on Interstate 5 on the way down from San Francisco due to that massive accident), and I must say, if you’re at all a fan of the four wheeled machine, make sure you check out one of Formula Drift’s events at a track near you.

Pontiac Solstice

If you’re not familiar with the sport, think of drifting as two automotive ballerinas battling it out in a boxing match. It’s gracefully controlled mayhem, and in my opinion, it’s easily the best form of four-wheeled entertainment on the planet.
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…Rock Paper Scissors is harder than you think?

Rock Paper ScissorsRock Crushes Scissors
Scissors Cut Paper
Paper Covers Rock

Simple, right?

For most, yes, Rock Paper Scissors is a simple game; but for some, it’s a game of skill and strategy that demands top performances out of the athletes that dare to play.

Rock Paper Scissors is a documentary about those faithful few who devote their lives to mastering the game.

It follows Graham and Douglas Walker (aka the Walker brothers), the founders of the World Rock Paper Scissors Society and the World RPS Championships, as they try to keep their child’s game a good-natured competitive sport.

Big business, talk show pundits, Playmate mascots, and a battle of good versus evil asks the question: Can purity beat commerce?

I can’t wait to find out.

[Rock Paper Scissors]

[Via: Retro Thing]