FIXED AXLE CHALLENGE: The Round of Eleven


(ed) #1

The drama! The pageantry! The unmitigated grit!
These guys are bleeding and bruising for the glory of yo!

The 10th Round pitted our competitors against a a burly stall-combo, making them feel the gut-wrenching agony of late-trick misses and giving them front row seats to the ever-present grudge-match between belief and doubt. Adam was eliminated (certainly due in part to his travel situation), but he’s been a pro about it, as ever. Someone and Logi battled through, and so a new round awaits… and we go HEAD-TO-HEAD for Round 11:

Throw Trapeze and pull up into a Stop-n-Go. Perform a Stop-n-Pop into a Brother Stall. Kickflip into another Brother Stall, then Kickflip again into reverse Trapeze Stall (throw-hand underneath). Regen into a Lunar Trapeze Stall before regenerating again into a Shoot the Moon on the throw-hand side.

Vids are due by 7:30p EST on Saturday 5/23.


Revisiting Ed Hoponik's Fixed Axle Challenge
(major_seventh) #2

Alright.


#3

I think we both got this.


(major_seventh) #4

Just about did it, but my iPad has 5% so I’m gonna charge it. Should have a vid today.


#5

I miss the "nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo"s from both of you xD

You guys are so good.


#6

www.youtube.com/watch?v=66eXQwLgy-Q&feature=youtu.be
Every time I messed up I unraveled the string and did a snap start to trapeze stall. I think it is permanently embedded in my brain now.

FINALLY I BEAT SOMEONE TO POSTING.


#7

Dude dang already?


#8

Took me under 3 minutes.


#9

Who did you beat to posting?


(major_seventh) #10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYFW4fQnvTI&feature=youtu.be

Had to wait for it to charge… woulda beat ya!  :wink:


#11

I know! Got lucky ;D
Time for round 12!!!


(ed) #12

hahahaha i love it.
just a sec.


(major_seventh) #13

Time to cook dinner and settle down for the night. Will be back at it tomorrow.


#14

Gunna go finish some chores and do some slacklining. Probly come back and check after that.


#15

Hey Ed, on the Stop-n-pop, how do you restart that sucker without literally sawing your non-throw hand index finger off with the string? Every time I try this it BURNS!!!. I feel like I have to pull pretty hard to generate rotation. Am I missing something?


(ed) #16

a callous of steel? i don’t know. the stop-n-go loop kind of protects it. there are some tricks we haven’t gotten to yet that are way worse string-burn chainsaws than that one. i think maybe the product of countless eli-hops and knuckle-smashes have deadened the nerves there?


#17

LOL… I hear ya… I guess its grin and bear it then… I made another throw last night on the lathe - This time I got it to 58gm with White oak. It’s got great spin time… I’m closing in on Spirit Bomb now… It’ll hang long enough to get through it I think.

I’m a couple of weeks behind but am going to work through all these tricks on my own. Thanks for doing this.