Relaxing, and ever so slightly peculiar, is this footage of an American Freestyle Canoeing master at work.
American Freestyle canoeing is the art of paddling a canoe on flat water with perfect control of its movements. The canoe is usually leaned over to the side to help the boat turn sharply and efficiently and paddle strokes are taken on either side of the canoe depending on the individual move. Balance, paddle placement and turn initiation are a few keys to this control. Since the movements seem dance-like, some practice this art timed to music, which is the ultimate in control.
A redditor on Ornstein's unique abilities:
His backstroke tilted side-turn is probably the best you'll ever see. Not to mention he pretty much invented the inverted wind-slide. He was the first one to ever do it in the late 90s. I know some people are going to laugh, but it really is the most dangerous trick in the sport. People have sustained serious arm injuries and muscle tears attempting it. Sven Englewood almost drowned trying to perform it in the 2009 World Championships.
Anyway, guys like Ornstein are the reason Freestyle Canoeing has grown with such popularity in the last couple decades.
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Also fits the sartorial-semiotic slot that the British and Chinese plug snooker into.
Superheroically named Infinite Tucker of Texas A&M University won the 400-meter hurdles at the 2019 SEC Track & Field Championships. He clearly wanted the win. Badly. “…I saw my ma at the finish, and I jumped to give her a hug,” Tucker told ESPN. “That’s all it is.”
From her clubbing-a-home-invader form to the way she glares off the bovine golf fans encroaching onto her fairway, after nailing them twice, this golfer knows exactly what she’s doing.
On twitter, gravislizard takes us on a tour of the wild world of unorthodox golf putters marketed to a certain kind of player. Previously: Golf club hunts mystery man who keeps shitting in the holes
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