For some reason, people like to create new sports by stripping the equipment from an old one. For example, my personal peeve: broom ball. Hockey without the ice skates. Why this is a mandatory communal dorm field trip, I will never know. Courtesy the Kogi BBQ truck’s website of all places, here comes a recession-friendly, no-equipment-required sport: powersliding. Harking back to the time in my childhood when I too grew tired of all the third wheels in my life, powersliding is skateboarding without the skateboard, roller skating/shoe-ing without the rolls. It’s hell off wheels:
I know, you can’t wait to see this in person! Lucky you, champion powersliders will be at the Third Annual (Third?!) (Annual?!!) Powersliding Competition this afternoon, from 3pm-5pm at the Santa Monica Pier. Kogi will be there and giving out free combos for the first 450 people. By “combo,” they mean combo: 3 tacos, 1 burrito, and a drink. And, hey, Matt & Kim will be there too! It’s just a few blocks from my apartment, but unfortunately, work duty calls. Alas.