Skateboard Loop

Tony Hawk’s Loop of Death

Tony Hawk brushed the dust off of the ole’ Loop of Death and let some young guns give it a shot.  Sure there was a couple of legends ripping through too, but it looks like old age might be slowing them down a little.

Independent Trucks’ very own Arron “Jaws” Homoki and Josh Stafford thankfully escaped death and rode it out.

Airblaster: Gone Wild – Montana Part 1

Hitting hips is pretty fun to do and it looks like the Airblaster boys enjoyed ripping through Montana’s Lost Trail Resort. More to come.

Most Relaxing Song Ever Created – According To Scientists

“This eight minute song is a beautiful combination of arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines and thus helps to slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress. The song comprises of a sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50. Thus, while listening to the song, your heartbeat automatically comes to match that beat.” – Apoorv Nagpal

The Most Relaxing Song Ever Created


relaxingIf you are feeling a little anxious about the upcoming season sit back, relax, and enjoy the tune. Just be careful if you are working as it might put you to sleep at you desk warranting you a possible early season shred vacation time. This song actually did come with a warning saying it can cause drowsiness and sleepiness…It said nothing about heavy machinery though! So if you want to go make a black bear chainsaw sculpture from a rich trunk of Oak, please feel free to do so while in the relaxing privacy of your own garage, pole barn or fort.

To learn more about this song check out Unbelievable-Facts.com;

 

Until now it was widely believed that this was the most relaxing song in the world…

Lib Tech’s DTTD Heats Up Twin Cities

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Minneapolis; MidWestern Urban Snowboarding Hotbed

DCIM107GOPRO3rd and Hennepin, Downtown Minneapolis; not what comes to mind when one thinks of snowboarding, let alone epic snowboarding. However, this was the site, on Saturday October 19, for the most anticipated urban snowboarding event in the industry.

Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown has been the epicenter of urban rail contests for the last 7 years. The brainchild of Lib Tech and Snowboys Productions’ Krush Kulesza, the Throwdown began as a small “Do It Yourself” contest in Seattle and has expanded into the leading event in urban snowboarding. In 2013, the DTTD moved from the West Coast to the MidWestern Urban Snowboarding Hotbed of Minneapolis. This year $20k in total prize money is on the line; the most in contest history and bringing the cumulative amount to $100k. Riders were chosen from edits posted on the internet that gained popularity due to progressive and daring moves. This comp is not for the mundane or competition heavy snowboarder. The Downtown Throwdown was created for the evolution of the sport, for the urban rider pushing the limits of their athleticism, pushing the limits of what can be done and in some cases what should be done. Think Cru Jones on Hell Track.

The DTTD has set itself apart from the bland and typical one to two feature contest. Creativity is the soul of action snow sports. The DTTD allows its participants to explore the expanse of their riding genius and provides the means by which to expound upon it. The best urban and park features are picked each year and set on a tiered structure. A typical contest has one to two features on a single level. Tricks get stagnant, predictable; riders reach a cap of trick inventory as feature options are non-existent. The 2013 DTTD Comp had nine of the best features on three different levels. The 150 foot structure rose from the asphalt to 30 feet into the grey skies. Urban snowboarding’s version of a Sphinx and Mona Lisa love child with a dash of Bro and garnish of Sickbird. Snowboarding is the paintbrush, Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown the canvas.  To see some more pics check out “Lib Tech’s Downtown Throwdown Rocks Minneapolis.”

 

 

 

Fury Park Halfpipe

Beyond the scope of large contests like the Olympics, Dew Tour, USSA Grand Prix, and the X Games halfpipe riding has pretty much been on the back burner as far as video edits go. The accessibility and cost to film Street is far easier and cheaper than riding a resort pipe – let alone ride it enough to get really good.

It took 7 shapers over 1,500 hours to construct the DC Area 43 Pipe at the French resort Meribel and it looks like Thomas Krief enjoyed every second of it.

Featuring Thomas Krief
Directed and Edited by Maxime Moulin
Music by Jonathan Cohen