Ian Parkinson learned to skate on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. After losing both legs while serving in Afghanistan, this Army vet began the long road to recovery using his unbreakable passion for skateboarding as his motivation.
In 1992, professional skydiver Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld boarded a plane for a routine training jump. Six weeks later, he awoke from a coma to discover that a terrible accident had crippled his body and shattered his dream of becoming a World Champion. Five simple words from a friend will inspire him to attempt to overcome impossible odds, and achieve his lifelong goal. Thank you to Yali Sharon for the submission.
Facebook has announced that its 360-degree video feature is now available on iPhones and other iOS devices, allowing users to view certain videos from any angle by moving the camera around. The social network first introduced the feature for PCs and Android smartphones in September. The videos are created using special cameras to record all 360 degrees of a scene simultaneously. Users can touch the screen and drag to move the pictures left, right, up or down. They can also hold up their phone and, as they turn, the 360-degree video will follow them, creating an immersive “virtual reality” type experience.
Real Snow Backcountry, the all-video, all-backcountry snowboarding video contest, is back. This time around the Fan Favourite vote is a one-round, winner-take-all cage match. Watch the videos HERE and vote for your favourite. May the best shred win. One vote is allowed per user, per browser, per day. Photo via: philtifo.com
“Brandon is a man with skills on a bike that some of us only dream of. He can ride anything put in front of him and chances are he will be going full speed at it.” – Colony BMX.
Racing has always been a part of GoPro’s heritage and it continues to influence their product design. They have so much breath taking footage, it’s unfortunate that we’ll never see 90% of it. I wish they would broadcast more of this close up stuff during the races. Sure it wouldn’t capture the whole field as much, but it gives you such a greater feel for the intensity of being in a pack of insane bikes.
Kriss Kyle is one of the most talented and creative BMX riders of his generation. For the past couple of years the 23-year-old Scot has been absolutely killing it, but his latest project, Kaleidoscope, really shows us why he is held in such high regard.
“It doesn’t matter if you have made thousands of good calls – all it takes is one bad call and that is one too many. Some days the mountains are screaming GET OUT OF HERE and some days they are saying come on in – it’s time to party.” – Jeremy Jones. Do you know when to back off and when it’s good to go? The Know Before You Go avalanche awareness program will get you started down the path of learning the language of the mountains and becoming a better and safer rider.
The hotly anticipated heavyweight clash between Billy ‘Bang Bang’ Hawthorn and Nathen JDogg certainly didn’t disappoint. These two have history having fought twice before with JDogg winning both fights, but this was with gloves on. Will ‘Bang Bang’ settle the score when the gloves were off? You’re damn right he will.
It’s that time of the year when Fifa experts select the 10 finest goals scored around the world between 27 September 2014 and 23 September 2015. Last year James Rodriguez picked up the Puskas Award for his stunning World Cup volley but who will triumph this time around? A shortlist of three will be announced on November 30 before the winner is announced next January.
“Here is our short film piece and collaboration with Mark Bam Bam Flanagan. Please show support by sharing the video with your friends and family. Also don’t forget Bam Bam returns to the ring December 5th in Townsville supporting charities Headspace Townsville and Beyond Blue. For event info and tickets click HERE. Filmed and edited by Liam Underwood.” – Box Cult Promotions.