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performance enhancing drugs

By makohill in makohill's Diary
Sat Feb 15, 2003 at 09:54:45 PM EST
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I like the idea that for some sports, particularly those "extreme" sports where impaired judgement is as or more important than coordination, marijuana might be a performance enhancing drug.


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performance enhancing drugs | 2 comments (2 topical, editorial, 0 hidden)
doubt it (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by strlen on Sat Feb 15, 2003 at 10:21:57 PM EST

those extreme sports also probably require a fast reaction time and attentiveness. impaired judgement is also not nearly as extreme as with alcohol, marijuana, contrary to popular opinion won't force you to rape girls and kill your parents [note: i'm alluding to the drug-war adds].

[T]he strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. - Henrik Ibsen.
Imparied judgement (none / 0) (#2)
by Miniluv on Sun Feb 16, 2003 at 12:24:01 AM EST

Is easy enough to come by merely by being abjectly stupid.

In actuality I would say that your average "extreme" athlete knows just how dangerous what they are doing is, they just fail to care. Even considering that, most extreme sports aren't even that dangerous, overall, because the participants know what they're doing.

Sure, trying to pull a 720 on a half-pipe with a skateboard is suicidal for you or I, however since Tony Hawk has been skating forever and a day, then he has a fairly safe chance of pulling it off. Same goes for sky diving, snow boarding, BMXing, etc.

Its just that we never see the baby steps all of these athletes take when learning their sport, but instead just the fantastic results they achieve after years of practice.

"Too much wasabi and you'll be crying like you did at the last ten minutes of The Terminator" - Alton Brown

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