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Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« on: July 26, 2010, 01:39:29 PM »

X Games starts this week and Adam is in the Big Air and Vert.

It's really neat to see the influence this kid has had on Skateboarding in Cocoa Beach.

Good Luck Adam Bomb!!

From his bio off ESPN

Adam has been skating professionally for three years, once owned his own skateboard company and finished 5th at XG 2008 as a rookie in Big Air and he's only 19. In 2009, he will be competing in Vert and Big Air. He and his family moved from Florida to the skateboarding mecca that is San Diego in 2007 so he could skate more. That move is paying off as he works his way into the upper echelon of pro skaters. His Big Air career started off with a broken (compressed) back he suffered the first time he dropped into a Mega Ramp (2005).

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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 01:41:15 PM »

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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 02:10:55 PM »

nice one. I will have to record that....
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 02:12:11 PM »

if i can, i'll check it out

good luck AT
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 02:54:42 PM »

I was skating at the Encinitas YMCA a year or so ago and there were like 5 guys destroying the HUGE vert ramp there (I think it's 13' tall).  Low and behold I see Adam's smiling face among them.  He was  incredible to watch in person.

Good luck Adam!
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2010, 09:36:19 AM »

4th place isn't bad.   Skateboarding on ESPN while thounsads watch and Tony Hawk commentates has to be weird and nerve racking not to mention the 70 foot? gap.
Stoked he didn't bust his ass like that one dude did. eek
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 10:04:13 AM »

I think he wound up 5th.  The 15 year old Brazillian kid nailed his last run and got 4th.

That shit freaks me out.  Biggest ramp I ever skated was 13.5 feet.  It was huge and scary. 
Now they're dropping in on 90 foot takeoffs, clearing a 70 foot gap (while doing a backflip or 360 ollie) then blasting a 27 foot quarterpipe + 20-sumpin' air.

It's freaking mind-boggling.  I can understand the moves and technical side, what I DON'T understand is how they have the major sackage to actually do it.

 
 
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2010, 10:12:46 AM »

Yes he finished 5th. He was holding 3rd for a while. Still a good showing!
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2010, 12:09:37 PM »

yeah I couldnt imagine the feeling of dropping in on that roll in..

One time I did the 12foot roll in to pyramid at the funplex in M.I years ago... I paid the price. I did an ollie all the way accross the deck then was off balance on the tranny doing down then BOOM face first, gotta hipper, a rib, rollled my ankle... eek

I wouldnt even try it now. Im a pussy when it comes to skateboarding these days.


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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2010, 02:04:37 PM »

watched the entire event thursday night. anyone catch the slip up of the announcer saying " adam taylor, from cocoa beach, same place as 10 time world surfing champ kelly slater"
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2010, 08:25:28 PM »

Turn on your fuel now, adam taylor live for the maloof mini mega contest. He stomped a varial 360 to melon 540 first run. Sick.

They keep saying "he is the future of vert skating"

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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2010, 08:34:31 PM »

...now a kickflip varial indy 360, jeezus :cop2:
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 12:31:42 AM »

i would never want any part of that fucking devil ramp.
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 04:55:09 PM »

He's really a fantastic skater.  And from what I understand a great kid.  I hope he kicks a lot of butt and goes far.
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Re: Adam Taylor - Big Air -Thursday Nite
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 07:03:18 PM »

i would never want any part of that fucking devil ramp.

didn't you drop in at vans here in orlando back in the day?
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