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Street Luge - Biker Sherlock

Imagine jumping on your skateboard and flying down a hill at 70 miles per hour with no brakes. That's just another day at the office for Biker Sherlock - one of the world's top downhill skateboarders and street lugers.

Biker has been doing extreme sports ever since he was born in 1966. He was actually riding a surf board when he popped out of his Mom! (Well, maybe not really...) Since then he's been riding skateboards,wakeboards, mountainboards, mountain bikes and just about anything else with a board or two wheels.

It wasn't until 1995 that he first tried the sport that he's most well known for - street luge. Street luge is different from downhill skateboarding. Instead of standing, you lay down on the luge. It's also faster. You can get going up to 90 miles per hour. "At first, I thought it was for wussies. But I love anything that has to do with speed and this is just a really pure, fun rush," says Biker.

Eight months after his first street luge, Biker took the gold medal in the sport at the 1996 X-Games. Since then, Biker has won eight medals in street luge and downhill skateboarding at the X-Games, including four gold. He's also become a stuntman and a businessman. He's appeared in several movies, including Rollerball which comes out in 2002, and started up his own skateboard company, Dregs Skateboards. There's also a line of street luge toys named after Biker, made by Tech Deck.

Even though he spends a lot of his time making movies and designing skateboards, he still gets his biggest rush from natural speed. "A lot of what I do revolves around speed. In whatever I'm doing, I may not be pulling the biggest maneuver, but I'm doing it as fast as anyone out there," says Biker.

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well in my opinion i think its a sport cause its more of gymnastic and gymnastics is a sport so yeah :D :punk :nerd :nerd :nerd :punk :punk :punk
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1PhanTrash
It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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"Dubadins" wrote: I have never been a cheerleader but I think it is a sport because it is very active and a lot of difficult looking moves. I agree
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use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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