Friday Flicks: Wheelchair Freestyle on the Ramps
The Friday Flicks: Wheelchair Freestyle on the Ramps is a new event held at the famous Skatepark in Los Angeles. A group of skaters from all over America are invited to participate in this unique event. They have been asked to do something different than what they normally do, which is skateboarding. The challenge is to perform tricks while riding a small chair.
There are many rules and regulations that must be followed, but it’s all part of the fun!
It was announced that there would be two separate events, one for beginners and another for advanced riders. The first event will take place on Saturday morning at 9am, where beginner riders will learn how to ride the chairs in a safe manner. After that, the second event will begin at 10am. The goal of this event is to see if anyone can actually complete the stunt without falling off or getting hurt.
The chairs used in both events are identical except for color and size. The chairs are made out of a durable material and weigh approximately 25 pounds each. They are all black, except for the wheels, which are red. The smaller chairs are adult-sized and the large ones are made for children.
There are two types of wheels used on the chairs: hard plastic and soft rubber. Hard plastic wheels are faster than rubber wheels but they can also be noisier and more difficult to control. Each chair has at least one soft rubber wheel and no more than two. The rest are hard plastic.
There are two types of handles: straight and S-shaped. The straight handle is longer and generally less comfortable but it allows the rider to go faster. The S-shaped handle is designed for those who want a more comfortable experience.
The stunt will be judged by three people. There is a professional skateboarder named Nolaz who will act as the main judge. He will watch from the side and decide if anyone completes the competition without falling off or getting hurt. There is also a doctor standing by to make sure no one gets hurt.
Last but not least, there is a professional camera man to record everything for everyone to enjoy.
As the first event begins at 9am, there are quite a few riders who have shown up early. A few of them have already chosen their favorite chair and are practicing in a corner of the room. Others are mingling and talking with one another about what tricks they plan on doing. There is a cameraman in the corner creating a list of everyone who plans to participate.
At precisely 9am, the room goes quiet as Nolaz walks in from the lobby. He’s wearing a black t-shirt with the logo of his skate brand, Quiksilver. He has short blond hair, blue eyes, and strong features. Nolaz looks to be in his early twenties and is quite muscular from years of skateboarding.
“Alright listen up everyone, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Nolaz and I’ve skated competitively since I was a kid,” he starts off in a heavy French accent. “The goal of this event is to skate around in a figure 8 as many times as you can before time runs out. Every rider will have to attempt this challenge and we will be judging on both style and completion. The winner will receive a year’s supply of Quiksilver skateboards!”
A few riders clap at the announcement of such a grand prize while others simply nod their heads silently, lost in their own thoughts.
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