Giant, Giant Slalom

PDX Death Race 2008

More on one of those other communities I heard rumors of. This video is an event called the PDX Death Race 2008. PDX is the ID for Portland’s airport, for those of you outside the area. No, the race wasn’t a the airport, that would be kind of flat, you know? This was a downhill race that involved some slalom cones that seem pretty far apart, so technically that would be Giant, Giant slalom I guess. Just because they are spaced far apart doesn’t mean it was an easy course by any means. You can see in the footage that the alternating cones were extremely close to the shoulder of asphalt. Looks very burly. After the race footage there is some bonus Coleman slide session footage.

Portland Death Race 2008

Video by Casey Morrow


  1. Casey M. on March 19, 2008 - Reply

    Hahaha, uh oh, alternate methods of fun have been discovered!

  2. Hateboard on March 20, 2008 - Reply

    i know its not but that footage looks so sloooooooow.

  3. Yeah it does, zooming in makes stuff look slow for some reason. It could use a board cam view.

  4. Hateboard on March 20, 2008 - Reply

    or follow cam at least.

  5. Robskey on March 21, 2008 - Reply

    If you were there or rode it yourself, you’d know it was fast and challenging as hell to make it clean. Casey did an awesome job of covering it and getting all the crashes – woohoo! Hope to see some of you out next time, check for upcoming events.

  6. Nobody is saying it wasn’t fast and challenging, just saying the video doesn’t show that. Slalom is hard to photograph and film.

  7. cskate on March 21, 2008 - Reply

    I was there and that shit was fast, especially towards the end. Don’t pay attention to hateboard, apparently he’s just better at everything than everyone else. It’s a lot easier to criticise then participate.

  8. CSkate -you are overreacting. Read his comment , he clearly states:

    i know its not but that footage looks so sloooooooow.”

    The speed of the actual race does not come across on video.

  9. cskate on March 21, 2008 - Reply

    I just call ’em like I see ’em

  10. Looks like you need to open your eyes.

  11. enemy combatant on March 21, 2008 - Reply

    That race is crazed. The crown of the road has some serious drop at the edges and those guys were cranking hard turns off camber.

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