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…
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.
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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…
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…
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.
The video above comes from this past weekend's Buffalo Bill Downhill race, which is a thing in which skateboarders race down a mountain in Golden, Colo.
See, first he's on this one skateboard, which is pretty impressive, seeing how that's a thing that a lot of people can't do. But then he jumps off the skateboard, which seems like it would be incrementally harder than just riding one without jumping off. And then he flips, which is also a hard thing to do in any…
Last week an ESPN crew interviewed Nyjah Huston, a 16-year-old skateboarder from Davis, Calif., to talk about his preparations and expectations for this year's X-Games. Huston's interview is nothing riveting — "um, yeah, like, gonna be sick, like, you know?" — and his cause isn't helped at all by the strange…
DeSean Jackson, the humble Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, apparently went on down to MTV's Fantasy Factory to spin around a basketball on some sort of four-wheeled Go-Kart-y contraption and perform some very challenging half-foot drops on a skateboard.
When you have a row of bushes in front of your shop, you want them to look pristine. A well-tended exterior shows your business is also well-tended. It's understandable you'd be upset if skateboarders repeatedly fucked with your shit.
Researchers measured skateboarders after every move, and "consistent with predictions, the young men had higher testosterone levels and took bigger risks when good-looking women were watching." [Miller-McCune]