On Tuesday, April 28, at a secret wave on Maui, Matt Meola did a Spindle 540. There were only three witnesses, one with a camera. Rumours of the air spread around the surf community. Meola has been landing his own version of the backflip, which he calls ‘the spindle’, for several years and after much trial and error added a 540 twist to the mix.
The USA have claimed a historic first ever Cup Final win at the London 7s, beating Australia 45-22 in front of a day two record attendance at Twickenham. In the semi final the USA scored their highest ever total against England, thumping them 43-12. Isles, arguably the fastest rugby player in the world, scored two great tries as he took a relatively small bit of space and proceeded to make England look mediocre.
Returning for a fifth season, the highly successful web series Who Is JOB kicks off with a heavy dose of epic Pipeline barrels featuring none other than North Shore Hawaii local Jamie O’Brien and his supporting cast of friends and misfits. In the season premiere, the boys take it to the next level on the “SUPsquatch”, catching XXL size bombs at Sunset Beach and Makaha on the oversized stand-up paddle board. You won’t believe your eyes once you see what they’re up to this time around.
Unlike traditional drones, which are designed for flying, Lily Camera is focused on its subject. When it ships later this year, it will feature a 1080p, 60 FPS camera and another 720p, 120 FPS camera, both of which can be trained on you. The flyer will use its built-in GPS to stay fixed on a little Lily tracking device worn on your wrist or in your pocket. It will also learn your face. The final Lily will have a computer vision system that will recognise your face and then work to always keep you in the frame.
A large crash towards the end of Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia in Genoa was caused by a man on a bike who rode onto the course of the race, according to Trek Factory Racing rider Eugenio Alafaci. In a post on Facebook following the stage, Alafaci said: “If I get hold of the dickhead that had the bright idea of jumping into the peloton on a fixie with 10km to go, making us crash, I swear he’d be in for it.”
Manly’s Willie Mason has described an incident in which Newcastle forward and former team-mate Korbin Sims pinched his genitals as “hilarious”. Video and images of the incident quickly went viral on social media. Mason did not react to the grope and after the game laughed it off, saying he hoped no punishment would come to Sims as a result of it. “Offended? Please. I think it’s hilarious,” Mason said.
The Nitro Circus USA Tour kicked off with a bang Friday night in Jacksonville where Ryan Williams, aka R Willy, finally landed the world’s first triple backflip on a scooter after attempting it at every show for the past two years.