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Always incredible to see new World Record! Awesome AUS at the 400m relay!
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@codybaldwin It kinda seems like they relaxed sponsorship rules this year, usually Team USA is all Nike, but I’ve a… https://t.co/d7Q6vUyjO8
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@MJWarshauer Yeah I was totally wrong, I think they can wear whatever they want. 🤷‍♂️
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@MJWarshauer Ah nevermind I see Addidas on Portugal, now. But the US and Japan were Nike anyway, I think.
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@MJWarshauer We that comparison is broken Biles is women’s gymnastics which apparently was included in the Olympics in 1928—but you get the idea.
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@MJWarshauer Also get the feeling watching that that the sport has SO much potential. Watching this feels like what I imagine watching Olympic Acrobatics in 1993 was like. 30 years later we get someone like Simone Biles. Makes you wonder who’ll be skating in 30 years and what it’ll look like!
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@MJWarshauer Disclaimer: I have no idea how branding or like merchandizing for Olympic clothes and what not works, not even sure if the IOC is involved in that (though I imagine they are). But anyway, just noticing, big blow for Vans or Converse as far as branding goes right?
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@MJWarshauer DEFINITELY, more focused on the athletes than like an energy drink’s half pipe or whatever, lol. One interesting thing I noticed though: I think they are all wearing Nikes? Not totally sure, but if so, I bet the IOC Yakuza charged a couple fingers for that, though, right? Heh
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@codybaldwin I want space insoles lol. I think what I like most about watching it in the Olympic setting is it feel… https://t.co/6zZEXNOfYV
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I think it’s also psychological, once one skater makes a good trick it is easier for others to follow I feel like.
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Commentators in Japan (I imagine others are seeing different direction in their jurisdiction), mentioning the brightness of the park being hot, hard to see. Giraud doing really really well.
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Why didn’t the last 10 guys get the “3D” (Matrix bullet dodge shot) treatment? Anyway, beautiful to see Santiago and Houston with that earlier. So cool. Def true to Thrasher Futurism, like: https://t.co/huQyScq19D
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Houston 🤯, wtf. Skateboarding is 98% failure, I swear. These guys are freaks, 😂.
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Plus he’s got that narrative, that juicy backstory, he’s a survivor. Honestly though his style is great. …whoa this dude rides 💨 FAST, and with that busted arm! (Valjalo)
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Everyone’s here to see Houston, let’s be real. Just watching him warm up was 😯
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O’Neil was like fuck it and went for a ridiculous flip trick, lol.
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In case you’re wondering how it’s scored: https://t.co/uj5qbjXENe
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Oh man that was so sick, from Hoefler
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Wow Japan making it look so easy, Shirai and Horigome are really killing it.
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Feel bad for Hoefler and O’Neil in those dark clothes, man, that’s like at least a degree or two Celsius temperature difference on the skin. Horigome’s pants too. Shirai knows what’s up.
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@MJWarshauer Here’s the company that makes those insoles, tech which is apparently also used in space? https://t.co/DaL9IMJldt
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Sick, there well warmed up now, landing some really incredible stuff. Stuff it looked like they were working on before the runs started, like they were playing horse on the same ledge or something.