“Check out our riding session at Fitzland the other day with all the bike sounds and no music! Feat. Twitch, Tyler Bereman, Axell Hodges, Taka, Fitz, Potter, Cantrell and Jolson. Film and Edit by J.Sanders and Dave Dawes.” – @twitchthis8.
Professional bike rider, skydiver, and life liver. We’ve followed Barry Nobles for quiet some time now and he’s always inspiring to watch. Showcasing some serious balls in this short edit from GoPro. Nobles is towed directly behind a KTM, then launches himself 50 feet, nailing it. Everything had to work perfectly including speed, timing, and release. The result is a rad little clip.
In the darkness of a long, Finnish winter, snowboarder Roope Tonteri’s creativity is in abundance! The notorious DIY-er has been known to build some radical setups – like a floating skate ramp, and event a halfpipe suspended in trees. But for this project, he tooke to his secluded cabin to build a frozen ice park ripe for shredding. Sit back and join Roope in a jibber’s dream sesh in his backyard paradise!
Swiss skier Andri Ragettli can now add the world’s first quad cork 1800 safety grab to his list. He managed to land the trick which entails doing 5 rotations while simultaneously dipping his head under his body 4 times, flying 35 meters over the Suzuki Nine Royals snow feature at Watles, South Tyrol, Italy.
Valentino Rossi praised his Movistar Yamaha team after the Italian defied his grid position of 10th place to clinch a podium in the first MotoGP race of the season in Qatar. Rossi had to settle for third behind team-mate Maverick Vinales and Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso, but the 38-year-old was more than happy to commence the championship with another premier class rostrum after struggling throughout the winter tests.
“Mixed two of my favourite things together. Top to bottom from my cabin.” – Roope Tonteri. I wonder if that snowboarding section doubles as a BMX track in the summer? Radical stuff.
The state-sponsored rehabilitation program, popularly known as Prison Fight, is not reserved for petty criminals. Under the law, violent criminals, including those convicted of murder and sexual assault, have been freed and, in some cases, fully absolved of their crimes through their participation in Prison Fights.
The current men’s World Surf League champ John Florence is arguably the best surfer in the world. His bag of tricks on the face of a wave, in the air and even underwater are astounding. But what else would you expect from a 24-year-old who has been surfing his backyard of Pipeline since he was in grade school?
Senators defenceman Marc Methot suffered a gruesome injury to a finger on his left hand in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. With 5:22 left in the first period and both teams playing 4-on-4, Methot skated up ice with the puck and was slashed on the hands by Penguins captain Sidney Crosby before shooting the puck into the corner. Methot removed his glove following the slash to reveal a bloody finger and skated off the ice straight to the dressing room. The tip of Methot’s finger was hanging by a thread.
You might remember him as the precocious 18-year-old who won Cape Fear in 2016. The son of Hawaiian big wave surfer Kirk Bierke, Russell never had a choice, from a young age it was always charge hard or charge home, and that’s just what he’s done. Growing up on Australia’s South Coast meant growing up on a diet of raw ocean energy, the Pacific endlessly broadsiding his hometown of Ulladulla and its plethora of shallow reef slabs and deep water bombies with swell…and it doesn’t get much gnarlier than a big ‘ol day at his local shallow reef slab Shipstern Bluff.
Technical features over technical tricks is the mandate for McMorris and Toutant’s new project, ‘Uncorked’. Mark McMorris and Sebastien Toutant are two of the best in the business of slopestyle snowboarding. They can go bigger and flip faster than us mere mortals will ever be able to, and they each have a bag o’ tricks that go deep enough to keep them at the top of podiums around the world.
Plenty of hearty tubes and a whole lot of time spent in the air. Another pleasant surprise is the soundtrack. Jordy must’ve dug deep into his pockets to secure the rights to the tunes that accompany the edit. Metallica, Motley Crue, Nirvana and Guns and Roses to name a few, that ain’t cheap. Photos via: @alanvangysen and @badboyryry_.
These riders became one with the hibernating bats as they ventured deep underground, for some MTB fun! Check out the whole story here.