If you follow the skateboarding dog scene, you’ve probably noticed that most of the world’s elite skateboarding dogs are bulldogs. World record-holding shredder Otto is an English bulldog from Peru, and he’s the same breed as Tillman, perhaps the most famous skateboarding dog of all time.
Until a week ago, the fastest any human had ever gone on a skateboard was 80 MPH. That is fast enough to leave you streaked across a generous stretch of road should you fall, but it was not nearly as mega gnarly as Kyle Wester’s 89.4 MPH shred that he pulled off on August 29.
Seventeen years ago, extreme sports ambassador and titular Pro Skater Tony Hawk pulled off the 900 revolution at the 1999 X-Games. The trick involves rotating the board two and a half times while midair (and in normal gravity), and Hawk struggled with it back in his spry days. Now 48, he gives it the old college try.
The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will probably not be a comprehensive shitstorm like these 2016 Games are shaping up to be, but there is a decent chance they will be much more rad, thanks to the new sports that could get added to the program. Five sports have made it through to the final round of whatever…
Woolley showed me this. It starts out weird but gets very impressive.
Something incredible happened this week in Peru: an English bulldog named Otto set the new world record for “longest human tunnel traveled through by a skateboarding dog.” Otto, we salute you.
What else do you need to know? Just look at the headline again.
Warning: the following picture is kind of gross. But if you're interested in a strange object jutting from a gash in Tony Hawk's leg that looks like Jupiter's Great Red Spot, check out the uncropped pic:
A lot was going on last week. The world mourned the death of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. The world then turned its horrified eyes to Ferguson, MO and witnessed shocking events unfolding in real time. Lost among those very important stories was the passing of a true sports pioneer. Jay Adams died last week…
Cody Cepeda and his cold, dead eyes beat Tom Asta yesterday in Battle At The Berrics VII, S to S-K-A-T-E. Cepeda's coup de grace was a nollie halfcab double flip. He enters the final four as the the only "Joe," or non-sponsored skater, in the "Pros Vs. Joes" contest. The last rounds will be livestreamed on June 13 at…
As extreme sports go bigger and bigger, their athletes are getting younger and younger. Sabre Norris, a 9-year-old from New South Wales, Australia, just landed her first 540 air on a halfpipe.
Cody Cepeda does not celebrate as he embarrasses professional skateboarders. At Battle At The Berrics VII, the skateboarding adaptation of basketball's HORSE, just the briefest of emotion flickers across his face—a faint grimace or smile—when he misses a trick or beats the hell out of some unsuspecting pro. But then…
Do not try what these rooftop skateboarders did, but enjoy what the result of what they did.
Yes, this is cool and terrifying and mesmerizing. But I swear to Subway Jesus, if you miss and hit the third rail and delay my commute, I will piss on your grave.
Bill Eppridge, one of the greatest photojournalists who ever picked up a camera, a longtime LIFE and Sports Illustrated photographer and the man behind the harrowing, iconic picture of a fatally wounded Robert Kennedy lying in a pool of blood in a Los Angeles hotel kitchen in June 1968, died on Thursday in…
Stacy Peralta's 2001 documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys is a riveting thrill ride of pop-sport history. If you've never seen it—doesn't matter if are into skateboarding or not—do yourself a favor.
It's a talent to wipe out as much as skateboarder Clint Walker does in these outtakes and to keep skating. It's another talent altogether to nail tricks just as authority figures arrive. [Ride Channel]
When snowmobiler Caleb Moore died due to injuries suffered competing in January's Winter X Games, event owner ESPN responded that it "works closely on safety issues with athletes." Events this weekend in Barcelona suggest the Worldwide Leader's concern only goes so far.