“We passed by this skatepark one morning while on a filming trip in Northern California for Squash It. Chad casually pulled up next to the van at a nearby traffic light and said something about wanting to loop the full pipe we had just passed. The skaters at the park weren’t stoked that we were there, that is until they figured out what Chad wanted to try. A few run ups later and Chad charged it, the craziest thing we’ve ever seen. He actually loses contact with the pipe at around 11 o’clock, only to be miraculously caught and saved. Wild.” – Kink BMX
Mark Webb visits the Base skatepark, the place he calls his new local with fellow Total BMX teammates and friends for an action packed video session that turned out so well it reminded him of the old props scene videos. Watch Mark Webb, James Jones, Jack Hobson, Matt Sheppard, Troy Hayward, and more destroy this new skatepark in Bognor Regis.
There is no doubt that the human race isn’t scared of a bit of risk and adventure. The question is, how far can we push it? The footage includes the worlds greatest, fastest, highest and wackiest feats including the highest shallow dive, most walnuts cracked with the head, most underwater bench presses, fastest 100m hurdles in flippers, fastest one handed ladder climb and many, many more. Some of the records you won’t believe until you have seen them.
The boundaries of FMX just got pushed again by the French ace of Red Bull X-Fighters. Thomas Pagès is well into his prep for the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters season. He is the pioneer of freestyle motocross right now. His bag of tricks is studded with moves that are his and only his. Even Travis Pastrana does not have the range of freestyle tricks that Pages boasts.
Contested on possibly the biggest and most dangerous BMX Dirt jumps in the world, Dew Tour Champion Cam White has created a truly spectacular action sports event on his outback Australian property. The Milwaukee Hillside Dirtjam is a private contest for riders and friends, designed to progress the sport and show fans where BMX Dirt came from, and where it is headed. As we fast approach the 8th annual Milwaukee Hillside Dirtjam, let’s look back through 7 years of incredible BMX Dirt history. Video directed by Allan Hardy.
“We take our sport seriously and we want to be at that elite level,” says Makuakai Rothman about the world’s perception of surfers. We’re not beach bums. We train. We want to win. And this year Makuakia Rothman wanted to win the WSL’s Big Wave Tour. And while it was as slow year for the tour, with only two events running, it made each competition that much more important. Makuakai seized each moment. Congratulations to the new Big Wave World Champion!
Sweeney first pulled the shirtless act back in the Wolves’ heyday in 2003-04, riling up the crowd at a few games, including one in the playoffs against Denver. A Star Tribune writer dubbed him “Jiggly Boy,” and it stuck. Does he mind that name? “I’m fine with that name,” Sweeney said. “I’m the youngest of 8 from a Irish Catholic farm family, so I’ve been called a lot worse.” He was in cahoots 11 years ago with the Wolves’ game ops folks, and he said they texted him again a few days ago with a simple question: “KG is coming back. What about Jiggly?”
“The scariest moment of my life. While doing stage five of my Accelerated Free Fall program I have a near death experience. At around 9000ft I have a seizure while attempting a left hand turn. I then spend the next 30 seconds in free fall unconscious. Thankfully my jumpmaster manages to pull my ripcord at around 4000ft. I become conscious at 3000ft and land safely back to the ground.” – Nomadic Adrenaline.
Dance battle in Chicago to raise awareness about heart disease, sponsored by UDEF. I thought this was supposed to be a dance battle, all I saw was a wild gymnastics showdown. I used to wiggle around on the floor like that when I was a hyperactive child. Still do sometimes when my mother doesn’t cook me dinner.
Boxing’s next big thing has arrived, and his name is Taishan Dong. The Chinese fighter is 7’0″ and has two wins from two knockouts since making his boxing debut in July. A former kickboxer, “The Great Wall” has been training in the U.S. with a focus on taking over the heavyweight division. His intimidating size and strength are reminiscent of Ivan Drago.
In his constant pursuit of new challenges, wakeskating pioneer Brian Grubb paid a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina and headed for Olympic mountain Bjelasnica, 25 kilometres from Sarajevo. His vision was to take wakeskating completely out of the summer environment and put it in winter conditions. And, to spice things up, to combine water and snow elements for the first time.