Crashed Ice = Crushed Hope (video)
In the end, it was a pylon that did me in.
Well, 2 pylons really. But who's counting?
The refs. That's who. Oh, right.
Tuesday night, 250 guys tried to skate, slide & jump their way into RedBull Crashed Ice coming to Niagara Falls on Dec. 1st. The rink was split up into 2 identical (well, mirror opposites actually) obstacle courses. Each skater had 2 chances to set their best time - once on the left course, then another chance on the right - racing head-to-head with another wannabe. The timing was automatic & digital for each individual racer, so leaving on the whistle actually didn't matter, although most did. The top 5 times (Yes - top 5 out of 250!) qualified for the real race coming up in Niagara Falls Dec. 1st.
Oh, right - I missed a rule.
If you knock over or push a pylon out of place, your run is disqualified.
So, how did I do? I hit a pylon on both runs, meaning I didn't really record a time.
However (trying to save some face), my times (had I not knocked the pylons) appear to be fast enough to have put me into the Top 5.
So, you want to see me do this?!?!?!
KJ RUN #1 (watch me clip the very first pylon with my glove)
KJ RUN #2 (watch me clip the last pylon with my knee)
Some photos taken of RedBull Crashed Ice at Jack Gatecliff (thanks to my wife!)
Some other videos my videographer took that night (thanks Brandon!)