I really should have posted this sooner but I have been a little strung out so better late than never.
Last Friday me and three of my close friends(and a gnome) set out on a road trip for the main purpose of riding the world's biggest water slide. I have read a lot of the articles about it in the last few days and looks like mines going to be the only 100% honest one.
Firstly, no one made it to the end of the biggest slide in a straight run. The only person who came close was one of the events organizers and he hit 550m and i would say it was more of a rumor than concrete fact.
Determined to make it to the end i pushed forward and made it to the end but it wasn't easy.
You gained speed in the first drop but there is a corner by the stage/food area (please refer to picture above) where it levels out and everyone stopped there. This left you with two choices, jump out and end your ride there or sprint for it and dive at the end of the flat bit.
This next bit is a bit of a blur, not because i don't remember but because my eyes were covered in foam, it even got stuck behind my sunglasses (free from skinny, smart advertising btw).
Then i reached a point where it was soft deep mud under the plastic of the slide, i'm talking about............
...Ok maybe not as bad as this....ohk like half way up my shin. Still it meant the slide didn't work.
With all the bad things i have said about the big slide the day was saved with the two others.
The 'Granny slide' gave you a smooth ride that you could get good speed on if you pushed it.
The highlight had to be the jump slide though, most fun to do and people started getting creative with flips n twists.
So.. this post was meant to be longer but i got distracted by the livemoreawesome facebook page as there was a photo of me on it.
In conclusion, thanks to my mates for everything on the trip, you know your close when you can solidly rip into each other for a full 16 hours on the road and everyone is still laughing by the end of it.
Thanks to my friend's cousin for letting us crash at your place, owe you one.
And thanks to the live more awesome team for the awesome day.
One more thing, there was this gladiator thing with the..... this thing
My friends and i are cheering these two females on, mainly shouting 'GO FOR THE FACE' and 'GO FOR THE EYES' but funny thing was, it was Jaquie Brown.
Like usual it has been a long time since my last post but if i was completely honest i would have to say that i didn't think i would ever be back here. I was not happy with the direction it was going, looking back at the posts it seemed like the only time i felt like writing was when something bad happened so all the posts were depressing or had too much information i didn't want out there. So i'm back but things are going to be different.
First things first, if you look at the pages bar you will notice a new tab (Sport). I have posted about sports in the past but not regularly or in great depth, this was mainly due to the fact not a lot of people that i am close to like the same sports so i just kept it to myself. Recently though i have noticed that more and more people are becoming fans of different sports. That lead to a new problem for me, where should i post about it?
Went with twitter first but the 140 character limit was not only annoying but it made me sound like i was always trying to write everything as a quote. Next was facebook, this didn't work out for two main reasons, the first being i didn't want to become that guy who posts every hour about stats and games that most people don't follow. The second being, how harsh is too harsh?
A good example of this was the Celtics v Lakers game the other day. A guy i grew up with is a hardcore Lakers fan, now during the losing streak i felt the urge to just rip into him hard but seems hes kind of sensitive i thought i'd be nice and leave it. Then the other day i noticed that his mum thanked him for a birthday gift he got her, so i started writing the comment out "Oh cool, did he get you a Lakers win? oh.....wait..lol". Just before clicking i realized that i was going to post that on something all of his family were posting on and probably would show on my mums profile and kind of make me look like a dick so i decided not to, so facebook was out.
Then i remembered this site.....
So a little heads up of whats to come, opinions on sports, random stuff that i have created myself (not just recycled stuff), stuff that i find funny and hopefully less stuff about problems/emotion.
Bye for now and.........
"Have a beautiful time"