X EXTREME SPORTS FESTIVAL
date: 1 February 2014 | Words & Photos: Nishaam Ebrahim
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
2014 is in full effect
already and most New Year’s resolutions have already faded.
Gym memberships are starting to collect dust, but we at RACEWEB
had one new year’s resolution which we wouldn't falter on
... Continue to do our very best to bring you our readers the
best coverage of all motoring events our country has to offer.
Bring on Ultimate X then! With tickets in hand for Nitro circus
due 2 weeks later, Extreme X seemed like a great event to get
us warmed up. Held at the entrance to the Waterfront it showcases
four main events - Wake Boarding, BMX, Skateboarding and Motor
Wakeboarding riders managed to get some massive air.
BMX Riders just got better and better as the day progressed.
Skateboarding is really an underrated sport.
It's definitely not as easy as it looks with lots of guys taking
a tumble. One in particular because people holding small video
cameras managed to shove the camera in the poor guys path not
once but three times. While the videos produced by these small
video camera guys are awesome, someone needs to explain to the
operators of these cameras that common courtesy is good practice
for both the competitors they are filming and their fellow photographers.
And then there was the motor cross. These guys drove the crowds
insane performing numerous tricks which included Cliff-hangers,
Double Grabs, Rock Solid, Superman’s, Back Flips, etc.
Extreme X is an annual event and is fun for the entire family
with kids skate parks, constant entertainment and even stalls
for fans wanting souvenirs or equipment. We'll definitely be attending
next year as well.
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