Way Inside ESPN's X Games

Way Inside ESPN's X Games

by Shelly Youngblut, Espn
     
 
Big and brash, Way Inside profiles those activities deemed "far beyond the bounds of moderation," but it could easily be a cultural studies textbook on what happens when graduates from the MTV School of Publishing decide to write a book. Large, multicolored font types, in-your-face photographs (such as x-rays showing off broken bones suffered by X Games

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Big and brash, Way Inside profiles those activities deemed "far beyond the bounds of moderation," but it could easily be a cultural studies textbook on what happens when graduates from the MTV School of Publishing decide to write a book. Large, multicolored font types, in-your-face photographs (such as x-rays showing off broken bones suffered by X Games participants), and brain-candy sidebars should capture even the shortest of attention spans. Even the index favors images to text; stick figures in various athletic poses represent different chapters in the book. But regardless of the book's tumultuous layout, Way Inside ESPN's X Games offers a thorough examination of extreme sports (skateboarding, skysurfing, downhill in-line, aggressive in-line, street luge, wakeboarding, barefoot jumping, bicycle stunts, sportclimbing, big air snowboarding), explaining their evolution and why they've become popular enough to merit ESPN's Olympic-style coverage. Bios on the sports' tattooed and pierced stars are interspersed with a slang glossary and profiles on pricey, high-performance equipment. --Rob McDonald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786882922
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
06/17/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.87(d)

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