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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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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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