The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club. But Bryan Storkel and Academy Award-winning director Daniel Junge are spreading the gospel about a fascinating new wave of Christianity in which pastors and followers are practicing faith by participating in MMA fights. Jesus never tapped out, will you?
Showcasing just how solid the Australian scene is here right now, especially beyond the usual stereotype of event riders that the world knows so well. Featuring over 60 Aussie riders plus full sections from Jerry Vandervalk, Nick Kajewski and Mike Vockenson it brings some heavy hitting riding that will more than open a few eyes to the depth of talent residing on these shores. A HD digital download of ‘That’s What’s Up’ is available for $4.99 though the 2020 webstore right now: store.2020bmxmag.com.au
“GoPro, maker of versatile cameras and enabler of some of today’s most engaging user-generated content, have announced its expansion into the multi-billion dollar energy drink business with the launch of Stoked, a caffeinated beverage designed to fuel the stoke of GoPro users worldwide. No, it’s not a dream. It’s real. GoPro #STOKED. The new energy drink that will take you to a place of mystical radness.” – GoPro
Péter Besenyei made a dream come true on Wednesday when he piloted his plane up the extremely narrow Corinth Canal. The canal in Greece connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. “There was a lot of turbulence, and the wind changing very quickly. Even the birds inside, they are suffering.” Watch the awesome video to get a sense of the forces and distances involved.
“The idea for this short film came up quite some time ago and last year’s fall we got together to realize it. The concept was simple: bringing the feeling of Rock onto the water. We thrift shopped some dope-az clothes and spent a few days at Wakeboard Langenfeld to film for this clip. Five riders turning into beasts on the water. It was obvious that we would need an amazing song for this. And what would fit better than the band with the probably biggest influence on Rock, Led Zeppelin.” – Cheerwithnico
The Superretard Crew are back at it running wild on the streets and in the parklands. Making people smile with a burnout or a wheelie is their aim, not giving a f**k is their game. Check it out.
Is there a more underrated surfer in the world than Laurie Towner? He first made a name for himself back in 2006 while charging Shipstern’s Bluff alongside Andy Irons. Since then he’s continued to earn the praise of the world’s best surfers, but recently fell victim to cuts at Billabong. This clip, which features everything from small-wave punts to tow-ins at massive Teahupoo, may be evidence that he’s currently the best unsponsored surfer in the world.
A Ukrainian soccer player had a brush with death on Saturday when he reportedly swallowed his own tongue after being knocked out in a violent first-half collision. Without hesitation, opposing player Jaba Kankava ran over to Dynamo Kiev captain Oleh Husyev and cleared his airway. Husyev was taken to the hospital with a concussion, a jaw bruise, and damage to three teeth.
A guy was skiing at Telluride ski resort in Colorado and decided to follow some tracks down a nice, mellow powder field. Unfortunately the field abruptly ends at the top of an an enormous cliff named “Blowhole.” The skier realizes his impending doom just before careening off the cliff letting out a terrified scream. This man ended up with a minor shoulder injury. He was in good spirits and was happy to share his video.
“Sean Ricany has spent a decent amount of time out in California over the past few months escaping the harsh winter in New Jersey and filming for his Primo 2014 section. We are excited for you to see what he has been up too.” – Primo BMX
Watch some of the UK’s very best acrobatic and circus performing talent from Circulus in an explosive shoot in an unused Victorian Sail factory in the heart of London’s east end. With tricking, hand-to-hand, free running, dancing, juggling, tumbling, aerial hoop, cyr wheel, banquine, breakdancing, hand balancing, trampoline and more they transformed this desolate yet decadent space into a thriving hub of movement and creativity. Shout out to Remy Archer for the submission.
The career of Knights backrower Alex McKinnon appears to be over after he was told by doctors he faces up to two years of rehabilitation following what was described as a “devastating” spinal injury. As they continue to deal with the shock of Alex McKinnon’s career-ending neck injury, Newcastle Knights captain Kurt Gidley said players have dedicated the rest of the NRL season to their teammate who remains in a critical but stable condition in a Melbourne hospital. Everyone here at Shock Mansion wishing him a speedy and full recovery from this terrible accident.