Lots of us played Tony Hawk: Pro Skater and expected to leave the house doing kickflip to tailslide to bluntslide to that Chad Muska beats-slide where he pulls out a boombox. But very few of us could.
Still there are skateboarders who can trump the impossible things we’ve seen in video games. One of them is Dan Mancina, a skateboarder who is legally blind.
Mancina, who’s vision started to fade at 13, only has a slight amount of peripheral vision and a cane, but he’s still able to pull off some things most could only dream of — namely skating with a smooth controlled style. That’s the real money.
But according to Spolid, that’s not all that Mancina can do. In the video compilation “Dan Mancina Does Stuff Blind,” he chops wood, throws a bullseye, and fires a machine gun. Let this be an inspiration to all of us.
Marketing Campaign of the Day: To inform visually impaired patrons of their new braille menus, the South African arm of British burger chain Wimpy spelled out the news on their sandwiches using sesame seeds.
A blind 15-year-old listens to the electronic track "Crack" by Freestylers for the first time, then jams it out on piano. It's probably inappropriate to make a joke about the "musical version of Daredevil" (except that I just did).