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Nalukai
07-11-2005, 01:56 PM
I know theres some skaters here which is why im postnig this... but for those of you who do not know who Danny Way is, he holds every world record on a board besides the first 900 landed-which he tried at the age of 17 and almost landed first try( he was the first ever to attempt it)

anyway Danny being known as one of the greatest skaters ever throughout the community not only jumped the 62 foot wide Great Wall of China saturday on the new Quicksilver/DC super ramp second try.... but he also did a 360 over it the 3rd-6th try.

you can check out the article of this here:

http://www.dannyway.com

and to give you an idea of just how wide this jump actually is here is the length to his double world record run- the 75 foot 360 into a 25 foot air on the 30 foot high vert wall:

http://www.dannyway.com/_videos/worldrecord_line.mov

if you also have time i also suggest watching the shorts of the tricks in this section:

http://www.dannyway.com/media.php?page=2&event=&keywords=

not only does he do a 720 at 65 feet, but he also does several rail tricks from a 40 foot gap on that same ramp, and the heelflip lipslide footage is also on that ramp- he hellflips the board 30 feet the lands on the rail and slides it across the rest of the mega ramp O_o...

Agruments have risen up in other places that if he is sooo great why I havent heard of him??? well he preferres not to be on the circuit and stays away from those who have their head up tony hawks arse.

enjoy the footage: if it doesnt work in firefox(some reason my quicktime is sticking in it) then switch to IE for a brief moment to view this amazing footage of skateboarding you would never believe would happen.

Darth Groovy
07-11-2005, 02:03 PM
I used to skateboard alot back in High School. I used to fall down ALOT. :o

Alegis
07-11-2005, 02:19 PM
Of course Danny Way is the legend in jumping. The reason he does something stupid (Go to china for a jump? :\ ) like this to proove that again. The jump in the intro of that DC movie is much more extraordinary though.

Hermie
07-11-2005, 02:37 PM
And I thought I was bored...

BongoBob
07-11-2005, 03:59 PM
Thats why whenever someone says that Tony Hawk is the best, I get pissed off, becuase danny way can kick him in the nutz. Mad propz to danny for doin this though, that takes some major balls. And to all those who say that that's stupid, you have to admit, that was a damn good jump :D

Nalukai
07-11-2005, 04:17 PM
i almost think that 45 foot heelflip to lipslide on the mega ramps arched handrail was better imo which is in the vid section as stated before :P

Sam Fisher
07-11-2005, 11:25 PM
That's pretty cool, but I wouldn't waste my time on skatboarding :P

Games are so much cooler.

toms
07-12-2005, 09:29 AM
I'm sure i remember a video of loads of people at a skate competition going mad cos Tony Hawk landed the first 900... was that after Danny had already done it then?

Still... pretty cool trick.

PS/ Great wall of china ROCKS!! One of my all-time most impressive places in the world.

Astrotoy7
07-12-2005, 10:58 AM
that is liek so rad :(

vert bmx pwnz sk8teroidz, y'all know that..

and flatland bmx pwnz > universe

*puts on old Hoffman/McCoy/Mervar vids and gets nostalgic*

but seriously, the Great Wall is an awesome historical monument, now its been vaporised by David Copperfield and jumped by skaters.... if only the Mongolians knew magic or could skate :p

mtfbwya

Jo
07-12-2005, 12:08 PM
I'm no skateboarder but i know thats impressive.

Congrats go to DannyBoy

El Sitherino
07-12-2005, 01:04 PM
Danny for the win.

toms
07-12-2005, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
but seriously, the Great Wall is an awesome historical monument, now its been vaporised by David Copperfield and jumped by skaters.... if only the Mongolians knew magic or could skate :p

Not to mention jumped on a bike by Michelle Yeoh in a tight shiny silver super-hero costume... and all to save a cute baby panda from evil-doers. :D

Nalukai
07-12-2005, 03:20 PM
heres another clip for ya:

http://www.dannyway.com/_videos/heelflip_lipslide.mov

He almosts puts snowboarders to shame with the things he does on this mega ramp.

also the site is up but im not sure if the vid clips are there yet of the great wall jumps

http://www.dannydoeschina.com

Astrotoy7
07-12-2005, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by toms
Not to mention jumped on a bike by Michelle Yeoh in a tight shiny silver super-hero costume... and all to save a cute baby panda from evil-doers. :D

That sounds like the basis of an anime series right there :p

mtfbwya