The name of this thing alone brings a smile to my dial, but if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be inside a wheelstander then here’s your chance to find out. There’s 1600hp out the back and not a lot between Nigel and the ground. Watch how close he’s comes to the water barrier at the end of the track!
Adam: “Look baby, my wife’s obviously gonna be laid up for a few days with this whole deal, and then she’s gonna be taking care of the little bastard for months on end so… I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m gonna have a ton of free time. Wanna keep me entertained with casual sex? No? Not sure what no means sorry?”
This looks like some throw your hands in the air fun! Except I mean that in a purely theoretical sense, because I’m scared that this thing is so fast my elbows might bend backwards from the force.
Shaun White flaunts his Olympic gold medal and patriotic pants on the latest cover of Rolling Stone.
The 23-year-old snowboarding champ reveals some of the music that’s on regular rotation on his iPod: Jimi Hendrix, Guns n’ Roses and Led Zeppelin. “Getting into music has changed my personality and my way of doing things,” Shaun shared.
For more of Shaun’s interview hit the jump!
Diamond supplier Petra Diamonds has sold a 507 carat diamond for $35.3 million, breaking the record for the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond. Reported to be as big as a chicken egg and weighing just over 100 grams, the stone is among the world’s top 20 high quality rough diamonds.
Recovered from Petra’s Cullinan mine in South Africa, such a rare gemstone has been sold to a Hong Kong jewelery company that plans to yield a large, unblemished polished gemstone for some wealthy Chinese collector.
Seth Enslow has made history by setting a new world record for a long distance jump on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The Crusty Demons star broke Bubba Blackwell’s record set in Las Vegas 1999 by 18 feet (5.4m) with a jump of 183.7 feet (56m) at Sydney’s Barangaroo.
The jump was seen as recreating an unforgettable Harley Davidson benchmark set by Evel Knievel in 1975.
Enslow had to take the jump twice, after the viewing media missed the first jump.
The star was scheduled to make his record jump at 9.30am (AEDT) but he took the jump at 8.45am with only a third of the press there. He broke the record with that jump but was forced to take it again when he realized the press had missed it.
Luckily for him, he lengthened his lead by a further 8.7 feet (2.65m) on his second attempt.
Seth has a reputation for trying to break world records. He attempted the overall distance record back in 1999, riding a custom Honda bike.
In that attempt, he overshot his landing ramp and smashed his head against the handlebars of his bike, crushing his eye socket.
He has since made more record breaking attempts as part of the Crusty Demons Night of Records in 2008.
Hit the jump to watch the video of the world record jump!
Alex Olson, Rick Howard, Kenny Anderson, Brandon Biebel and Eric Koston and the rest of the Girl and Chocolate crew session the Hollenbeck skate park in L.A. Thrasher put together this video of the day.
The Times has an interesting interview with Banksy.
“There’s a problem with being in the public eye — you have to become very tough, to grow a thick skin and ignore other people’s opinions. It’s unfortunate because those are the traits you actually least want in your public figures or artists. ‘He who goes to bed in a suit of armour doesn’t get much sleep’ is an old Chinese proverb. People might ask — how can you demand anonymity while doing a six-page spread in The Sunday Times Magazine?” he continues. “But the answer to that is simple — you just have to be a massive hypocrite.”
Read the whole interview here.