#7.) SPEEDSKI You can see all the action and hear all the music in this custom episode of The X Corps called Speedski which introduces the audience to hidden sports like the Long Beach to Catalina open ocean water ski races and a new music video from Maverick recording artist Michelle Branch.
The show opens with XC host Jason Lazo jammin¹ some of his own tunes with his guitar on the beach at Swamis in Encinitas Ca. Jason intro¹s a segment on the whacked sport of open ocean high speed water skiing-The Catalina races- held once a year out of Long Beach harbor. Participants in the race sign up for a 63 mile round trip straight line tour to the island of Catalina and back pulled by high performance 1200 horse power race boats. Most racers go non-stop completing the circuit in less than 1 hour! Average speed is 70mph. We shot this segment strapped into an open door rock n¹ roll helicopter the Boeing MD-500 with pilot Larry Etchandy at the controls. Larry is crazy and used to shooting big Hollywood films and he gave us one wild ride resulting in some great action footage. Try flying backwards and sideways just feet in front of an open throttled race boat! New tunes from Maverick artist Paul Oakenfold powers the action. Interviews with the winning skiers on board the ocean liner Queen Mary after the races. See www.xcorpstv.com or www.catalinaskirace.com for more info.
After that Jason jams another tune on the beach and intros a fun segment on a new way to roll with a product from Australia called The Wheelman. Eric The X Guru Ducharme hosts this segment shot at his pad in Encinitas Ca where several of the motorized units were being assembled. Eric talks to inventor Grant Taylor about the new 46cc rim drive 4 stroke foot motorcycle and gets to ride one too.
This Xcorps episode introduces this new product, which will be popping up on the streets and trails here soon. Extremist and snowboard legend Shawn Farmer is on hand here as well helping with the assembly. If you can stand on a snowboard or ride a skateboard you can roll on a Wheelman says Grant.
Action shots of Eric and other riders on the street, track and off road. New music from Maverick band Unloco pumps it up here too. See www.wheelman.com.au for more info. After that Jason takes us to a new video from the talented Michelle Branch who sings her new tune ³Goodbye to You². Check out her wheels, and the forest fire, and the fish! Then Jason opens a new segment that will appear regularly on the show called ³A Skate Odessey² - an action film mix from our world of skate. More hard tunes from Unloco and see Erics Moab Utah wipeout!
show wraps with Jason laying down another tune from Swamis Beach along
with a little more speed ski footage and a promise of more adrenaline
laced episodes. See the action and hear the music-join the Xcorps. Additional
music by One Side Zero. ©3/03 J.S.Edmondson The X Corps Show #7
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