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Surfer Charges Massive Wave While Holding 2nd Board Switches Surfboards Mid-Wave, Somehow Doesn’t Die [Video]

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California’s Newport Beach is home to ‘The Wedge,’ one of the most famous waves in the world. Famous for being both massive, dangerous, and often unpredictable. This guy makes The Wedge his bitch.

The wave itself is already difficult enough, it’s reserved for boogieboarders and experienced surfers when The Wedge is going off. This guy doesn’t care about convention though, he’s out there riding one board while holding another and somehow decides mid-wave that it is in his best interest to switch boards! The action starts at 10:32…..

Full disclosure: this footage came from a swell back in August, this video isn’t from this week.

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Giant Rugby Player Tosses Aside Would-Be Tackler With an Incredible Hulk Stiff-Arm [Video]

If you ever run into Ben Tameifuna on the streets, you best get out of his way. The New Zealander is listed at 6-feet, 300-pounds. As you can see from from the videos below, he possess super human type strength. I mean the guy basically lifts up the poor lad with one hand and slams him to the ground with a devastating stiff-arm is Solomona Sakalia. The defender is listed at 6’3″, 260.

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RugbyDump posted this awesomeness last week. Good lord this is awesome. Thank you rugby, you crazy, insane, violent sport.

 

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Dirt Bike Does Massive Back Flip Over A Low-Flying Plane In Amazing Video

Red Bull likes to go all out for its stunts.

So, what’s better than a dirt bike doing a massive back flip? How about it doing a massive back flip over a low-flying plane.

Biker Nick de Wit and aerobatic pilot Glen Dell took two years to plan this stunt, and it is worth the wait.

Unfortunately, five weeks later, Dell perished in an unrelated stunt in South Africa.

[H/T Sploid]

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Kelly Slater Lands 720 While Surfing in Portugal [Video]

Regardless of whether you think this is a 720 or 540, it’s still incredibly awesome.

While surfing in Portugal, Kelly Slater was able to land this insane move on camera. The 42-year-old had to battle some wild wind but was able to nail the “aerial.”

It doesn’t matter what he calls it. All that matters is that he landed it.

[Hurley, h/t Next Impulse Sports]

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Should This Rugby Player Be Arrested For Viciously Punching Opponent Twice? [Video]

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On Saturday, Ben Flower became the dubious owner of a never-been-done-before record: getting sent off in a Super League Grand Final.

The Wigan man was shown red after a vicious punch to the head on St Helens’ Lance Hohaia.

Flower smashed Hohaia with a devastating sucker punch to the face and then followed it up with a hammering right hook to his nose where he appeared helpless on the ground. A dazed Hohaia was helped off the field, meanwhile Flower became the first player in the history of the Grand Final to be disqualified.

[VINE]

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AHL Player Trevor Gillies Slams Opponent’s Face on Ice After Fight [Video]

Adirondack Flames winger Trevor Gillies has a long and sordid history of being an on-ice bruiser who racks up suspensions. So perhaps it’s no surprise he took things over the line last night during a scuffle with William Carrier, a winger for the Rochester Americans.

Gillies’ attempt to instigate a fight with Carrier resulted in the Americans player dropping to the ice in order to halt the proceedings. Evidently not satisfied with this, Gillies continued to jostle Carrier before slamming him face-first into the ice.

“I felt my head get picked up and pulled down,” Carrier said. Carrier wasn’t injured. He even maintained afterward it was no big deal. “That’s hockey,” he said.

His coach, however, took a different angle.

“If there’s room for that in hockey, I’m not sure I want to coach anymore,” Chadd Cassidy said.
“It looked bad; you spike a guy’s head into the ice.”

Gillies can likely look forward to adding another suspension to his name after the ugly incident. Then again, it’s all part of the experience for a man who has 3,054 penalty minutes compared to 11 goals in his professional career.

[Puck Daddy]

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