Thread: Jet Ski Racing at Xgames?
01-30-2010, 05:46 PM #1
Jet Ski Racing at Xgames?
Does anyone know if there is anyway that jet ski racing could be added as a new sport to the summer xgames. I thought it would be a big boost to the sport as snowmobiling at the xgames has increased the popularity of snowmobiling. Just wondering what you guys thought about trying to get a push to get that done. National TV attention and the best riders from around the world would come. Anyone think thats a good idea or dumb idea? Just give me your 2 cents, and how we could get this done if you like it.
01-30-2010, 06:08 PM #2
It would be awesome - but I dont know how someone would go about getting it added.
01-31-2010, 08:59 AM #3
People have talked about this for years but it couldnt be racing that is added...It would have to be freestyle.....To be 100% totally honest as much as I love CC racing and go to a bunch of races every year and help a ton while there, if you arent watching someone in that race, they are boring to watch...Kind of like Nascar.....The leader runs away with it usually and there is nothing to keep spectators interested especially if they know nothing about the sport.
Nascar is interesting for the bumping and crashing and we cant do that do to the level of injuries that could and would happen...
Freestyle is short and you can see some really cool tricks, if you added a 5 minute moto people would loose interest and get bored...
Just my .02
01-31-2010, 10:58 AM #4
1/4 mile drag racing.
01-31-2010, 11:03 AM #5
Yeah I think drag racing and the prospect of watching 100mph jet skiis fly would be enough to coax some of the general public to watch. If anything would be good for the sport to get some added free press. Flipside is if it takes off, might hinder the other drag tours $$ going into the hands of ESPN.
01-31-2010, 12:13 PM #6
01-31-2010, 01:33 PM #7
good example is today in snocross at the xgames. In the second race tucker hibert blew away the pack, but the cameras concentrated on the transfer spot for the final. And right now in the LCQ the leader broke, and and guys are just beating on one another to make it to the final.
01-31-2010, 01:42 PM #8
I find PWC Racing to be WAY more interesting then NASCAAR - NASCAAR u just watch people go around in circles woooooo funnnn PWC is intense racing and just a lot more exciting. I think the general public would enjoy it just like they enjoy snocross racing.
01-31-2010, 01:47 PM #9
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01-31-2010, 02:00 PM #10
I think it would be sweet to see pwc in the X games... There arent alot of ski's on my lake cause is always ruff and alot of the older people never liked them and found then annoying EVEN my parent, they got all mad and said they didnt want some annoying jetski at there cottage. well i got it and EVERYONE loves it and cant believe the speeds these thing go. Point being maybe wide coverage like this would be good to open the eyes of people and show them how the sport has changed. Look at all the other cornball sports people go and watch, im sure pwc would draw a crowed of curius poeple.
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