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Dragonfire Racing Helps X Games 2010

DragonFire Racing Solves an X Games ‘Vertical Transportation Problem’
July 26, 2010 | Written by: Team Dragonfire | { 0 } Comments

With more of the X Games 16 being staged at the LA Coliseum this summer instead of at its traditional home within Staples Center, organizers found themselves with a mega problem with their eight-story Mega Ramp.

In past years, Staples Center has provided elevator access for skateboarders pushing off from to the top of the 80-foot-5-inch-tall Mega Ramp. The Coliseum has no such vertical convenience, which left X Games organizers scrambling for a solution to their high-rise transportation problem.

Enter DragonFire Racing, which was approached by ESPN and CA Ramp Works and asked to build custom shuttle vehicles that could transport athletes up a 26-degree transport ramp. That’s a steep order — literally — for anyone to fill, especially on short notice.

With the games fast approaching, DFR consulted on the design of the 26-degree shuttle ramp, then we got busy designing two custom shuttle vehicles. We named these specialty vehicles “X Games Mega Ramp Shuttles,” and you’ll be able to see them at the event, on ESPN and in the pits all next week. The 16th edition of X Games gets underway Wednesday, July 28, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 1.

The two X Games Mega Ramp Shuttles are designed to carry two athletes at a time back up the steep ramp, and they can do it in a hurry. Because of the fast-paced nature of this event, it’s imperative that athletes are able to (more…)


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Some Pic's from the Ramp

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BMX is testing the ramp out and Andy Mac's chillin in the Rhino...Hard job, But someone has got to do it.

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