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Powersliding takes center stage Wednesday at Santa Monica Pier

April 14, 2009 |  4:18 pm

One sport you won't see on the cover of sports sections anytime soon: powersliding.

To get a taste of what looks to be pure and painful craziness, play the video.

Even better, visit Santa Monica Pier on Wednesday from 3-5 p.m., and witness the Levi's 3rd Annual Powersliding Championships firsthand. It's essentially skateboarding on handrails and other features without skateboards, and not necessarily on your feet.

This will be a star-studded affair -- judged by Jonny Moseley, Jason Acuna and Kendra Wilkinson -- in a festival atmosphere complete with a performance by Brooklyn rockers Matt and Kim.

It figures to be a ridiculous event -- and I mean that in a good way.

-- Pete Thomas