Sebastian ‘Bas’ Keep’s latest riding edit, Walls, showcases an innovative new approach to BMX street riding. Following his ambition to go bigger, Keep used ramps to target some of the most inaccessible street spots in the UK, including walls in Croydon, Luton, Brighton and Hastings.
After building the ramp of his dreams, Mike Varga stomped the best edit of his life in the beginning of 2016 with “Home Turf”. Knowing that evolution is the secret to the next step, Mike took zero time off and began redefining his dream. He made his ramp bigger and better. He added trails to his property. And, most importantly, Mike pushed himself to do what was previously considered impossible.
UFC legend BJ Penn came out of retirement to face Yair Rodriguez in the main event from Phoenix after more than two years away from the sport. It did not end well for the former two-division champion as Rodriguez battered Penn 55-4 in significant strikes before ending the fight by TKO just 24-seconds into the second round. That loss dropped Penn’s record to 0-4-1 in his last five fights. The UFC Hall of Famer hasn’t won a bout since defeating Matt Hughes at UFC 123 in 2010.
Dana White and Floyd Mayweather have been going back and forth over the past few days, and Floyd Mayweather put an end to any possibility of him going through Dana White to negotiate a fight with Conor McGregor on Saturday night, January 14, when he told a Fight Hype reporter that he has no interested in talking to the UFC’s former minority owner. The way Floyd sees it, he himself is a boss, and bosses don’t negotiate boss deals with employees.
Before the start of the 2017 season, it was announced that Roczen would move from Fox to Shift (yes, Fox owns Shift) for this season and beyond. The companies held a launch party last week to unveil their new Moto-X Lab as well as Shift’s new Blue Label. So what exactly is the Moto-X Lab? It’s Fox’s push to continue to innovative and lead the industry in technology and style.
“In a world where just about anyone can call themselves a “trainer,” Louie Simmons reigns as the “Godfather” of strength training. As a world-class powerlifter, Louie made a name for himself breaking numerous records and innovating strength through his Eastern-bloc training methodology. His “invite-only” gym in Columbus, Ohio (Westside Barbell) has has become the mecca for elite athletes looking to become the best in the world.” – @gritmedia.
Andreas Athanasiou’s game-winning goal is the talk of the NHL today. The speedy Detroit Red Wings forward went end to end with the puck, split two defenders and flipped a fluttering puck into the net against the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. That spectacular third-period goal gave the Red Wings their first lead and they pulled away to beat Pittsburgh 6-3 on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena. “It’s definitely a feel-good moment,” Athanasiou said.
“Here’s all the best shenanigans from 2016 piled into a big shouty riot of a video. Please enjoy the madness responsibly. Track – Lower The Line – Comeback Kid.” – @CaldwellVisuals.
Featuring Mick Fanning and Jamie O’Brien, Anthony Walsh and Mason Ho. Of course, great surfers need to team up with great filmers, and this year, we tapped some of the best, including Jacob Wooden, Matt Kleiner, Alex Laurel, and Maui Media Cartel. Take one last look at the year that was, and then buckle up for an epic 2017.
Earlier Dana White appeared on ‘The Herd’ on FS1 and made the official offer for the fight, $25 mil each plus part of the Pay-Per-View profits. Floyd was insulted by the offer and told the camera to look at his watch, a limited edition Hublot Laferrari which are worth roughly $300k!
Terrifying footage from Portugal of British surfer Andrew Cotton and the failed attempt to rescue him. A rescue jet ski, driven by his team partner and professional surfer Hugo Vau, struggles to find Cotton in the mass of white water and Cotton is forced to duck under a monster. Eventually Vau finds him but as he’s preparing to get them out of danger, a third enormous wave nails them, capsizing the jet ski and knocking both men into the water.
Every year for the past 3 years, Candide Thovex has released a new video entitled “one of those days”, featuring him doing a crazy line down a mountain. We can only hope this will be part of his fourth installment!
History is made in moments large and small. But the last week of December showed Nazaré’s teeth in full form. First came the carnage of the Nazaré Challenge, where Jamie Mitchell led a collection of the world’s best big-wave surfers in macking (even for Naz), unruly conditions. Then came the free-surf session on Thursday, December 22. Check it out.