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He’s a steely-eyed kid, whippet quick and technically adept. And fearless, too, based on the footage from his new edit shot over the past year in places like Tahiti and Maui’s North Shore. He’s got big believers too, with Hurley, Red Bull and Matt “Mayhem” Biolos all backing him up, but he hasn’t let it get to his head.

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That’s how you win Red Bull District Ride 2017! After three years away, the ultimate urban freeride MTB contest returns to the plazas of Nuremberg, Germany. Thousands of fans pack the streets as the world’s best riders throw down gravity-defying runs through the city’s different “districts.” Nicholi Rogatkin finished with a 1440, putting him into first place in front of Emil Johansson and Szymon Godziek.

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Laird Hamilton is an American athlete, surfer, author, inventor, stunt man, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition expert, husband, father and adrenaline junkie. He is regarded as one of todays best known big wave surfers. But at 6’3”, 215 pounds, with an uncommon combination of balance, flexibility, and strength, Laird Hamilton is unique. In addition to riding many of the biggest waves on the planet, Laird is known as the world-renowned innovator and guiding genius of crossover board sports including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. In short, Laird Hamilton is the essential Water Man.

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“If you can air it, you can flair it. Here’s a few local spots from my local area that i’ve always wanted to flair when I was younger so here it is!” – @thewebbieshow. Filmed by the legendary @jordan.bareham.

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Kelly Slater’s become the Willy Wonka of surf. Every now and then somebody gets the golden ticket to visit his wave factory and the rest of us sit in wonder of what life is like inside those gates. The most recent guest of honour is a special one. Who better to gift KSWC’s first left to than possibly the most iconic goofy footer on the planet? “I really wanted Gerry to ride the first left and just say thanks for your commitments and what you’ve given to surfing over the years,” Slater says.

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“Nothing better than trail riding after it rains…but sometimes you get stuck out there haha. Tyler Bereman and me had our GoPro’s on riding with Carbone, Colby Raha, Swan, Jimmy Hill, Axell Hodges, PH and the NoNamers. So fun. Filming – Jeremy Stenberg and Tyler Bereman. Edit – J.Sanders.” – @twitchthis8

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Baseball season is long, and it’s even longer if you’re grinding through the minor leagues. Cubs Triple A catcher Taylor Davis has found a way to keep himself entertained, though. Throughout the season, he’s been shooting icy stares at the Iowa Cubs’ cameras.

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The Bernina Pass is better known as a gateway for skiers but the Swiss route acted as the backdrop for a skateboard record. Swiss competitor Simon Stricker hit speeds of up to 45km/h as he shattered the previous best for a manual.

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There are as many paths as there are people. Some choose to be carpet salesman, others choose to be skiers. These behaviors are part of life’s routine, and consciously or not, we’re all slaves to it somehow. But you can’t have the result without the process- you must get up to go down. Let this be your field guide to the minutia, the frivolities and of course the addiction to pure, uncut, freedom. Go ahead, scratch that itch. Because after all, we are creatures of HABIT.

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Want to be one of the best big wave surfers in the world? Then we hope you’ve been taking some notes from Natxo González this past year. The 21-year-old Basque surfer has been strategically ping-ponging around the globe, chasing the biggest swells the both hemispheres have had to offer. So when the charts turned purple off the Irish coast earlier this year, González was there. Photo via: Javi Muñoz.

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A first in MTB Slopestyle! Slopestyle athlete Szymon Godziek lands first ever backflip superman one hand seatgrab in ‘Extension Man’. On a custom built track he performed a backflip in the superman position while holding the seat with only one hand. Along with the help of his crew, he transformed his backyard into a true paradise for flying mountain bike enthusiasts and the only venue of its kind in Poland.

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The fight ended before it even began. Police in China swept in and detained controversial Chinese mixed martial arts fighter Xu Xiaodong minutes before his scheduled comeback fight against a Tai Chi master. This interview occurred in Beijing earlier this month when he was still preparing for the fight.

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The 30-year-old kept the ball away from Alfredo Morelos despite the best efforts of the Colombian. However, instead of moving the ball on the goalkeeper dallied and allowed Morelos to recover, pinch the ball and score.

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Jackson Pilz went ballistic on King of the Road, guiding enjoi to the crown, so elevation to pro status is much deserved. Here’s a montage of all Jackson’s mind-bending, point-tallying maneuvers.

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The Australian dynamo produces pure, pristine skateboarding skills without so much as a dent, crack or slight speck of dust. There is nothing left to say about the half-man half-machine skateboarder we know as Shane O’Neill!

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“Where the Trail Ends…” is a film following the worlds’ top freeride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding. This unparalleled story documents man’s challenge of mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colourful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. maintained his perfect boxing record with a technical knockout of Conor McGregor on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Mayweather rode the storm early from McGregor before landing a flurry of punches in the 10th round to force the referee to step in. McGregor never hit the floor during the match, but he was stumbling and looked gassed as the match was called.

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That came out of nowhere. I thought Romine and Cabrera were just chatting and then all of a sudden punches are thrown. Imagine finally getting to the fight after sprinting 400 feet and getting clocked by some random bench player. I feel like my passion to fight would die down after having to make that huge sprint beforehand.