The community in Pine Ridge, South Dakota has been needing a youth revival. Levi’s, in collaboration with Grindline Skate Parks and the Stronghold Society, is made that happen. The efforts will continue to grow hand bring the support of skateboarding to under served communities. Manderson, South Dakota is the next stop which close to the Pine Ridge Skatepark.
I first met Ethan Morgan in 2004 as his coach at Windells Camp and then we crossed paths again in 2006 at the Trofeo Topolino Jr. World Games contest in Italy. Ethan has really blown up over the last few years. Need proof? Check out the edit above.
Ben Ferguson is becoming one of the most well rounded snowboarders on the planet. This Burton Presents feature highlights Ben raw talent across a wide range of terrain. With mentors like Danny Davis and Terje Haakosen it’s no wonder how Ben’s transitioned from transition into steeps and deeps so well.
I have a strong feeling Burton will be holding on to this kid for a while.
Filmed & Edited by Tim Manning
The Budos Band
“Up From The South”
From The Album The Budos Band
Courtesy of Daptone Records
Performed by Budgie
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
One of the most creative street riders in the game, Sammy Spiteri approaches filming a video part with an eye for skate inspired lines and clean executions. For years, Sammy has flown largely under the radar, but last year Think Thank gave “Spits” the opportunity he’s been waiting for and he absolutely crushed it while filming for their most recent full length video, Methods of Prediction. In this break out part, Sammy puts down a entire Home Depot shopping cart of hammers and he does it all the while with a smile on his face.
Download the full Think Thank video, Methods of Prediction by clicking HERE.
Let’s face it, we all love watching the world’s best mtb riders send it at Red Bull Rampage. Backflips over canyons, massive drops, and sketchy lines at insanely high speeds make for quite the show, especially while done on Mountain Bikes.
But, crashes are inevitable, and the consequences in Virgin, Utah are unforgivable to say the least; falling off cliffs, into canyons and casing 25m jumps…you know, the usual dangers of riding your bike on, and off, a totally raw mountain.
In anticipation of the 10th edition of Rampage, let’s take a look at this compilation of the gnarliest crashes over the years.