If you have a question about skateboarding, Tony Hawk is the guy to ask. Besides being a legendary skater, he's also a really nice guy and loves sharing his knowledge. Tony took questions from Twitter users about everything from how to ollie to the best starter board for someone with a midlife skateboarding crisis.
When you're a kid, family trips in the car could go from hours to what seemed like days. Riding with your head against the window, watching the scenery roll by, trying to ignore whatever your parents were listening to on the radio — the only outlet a kid had was to daydream. Ace skier Tom Wallisch makes car ride daydreaming a reality, cutting a line down a snowy street, over driveway snow mounds, and grinding over rails.
Over the weekend, the most insane mountain bike riders in the world were invited to Utah to take on the Red Bull Rampage. The course isn't for the faint of heart, with contestants barreling down a sandstone mountain. Although he didn't take home the grand prize, Antoine Bizet did walk away with the People's Choice award. The French freestyler captured this POV footage of his downhill run, which included an impressive double backflip.
If you haven't heard, Stranger Things season two is available on Netflix right now. If you're not pumped then you've either never seen it or you're lying. To celebrate the return of the show, BMXer Bruno Hoffmann breaks out the red fluorescence lights and shreds Berlin to his own synth beat.
1987. The Philadelphia Eagles were on the field against their bitter divisional rivals the Dallas Cowboys. Eagles coach Buddy Ryan had drawn up a brutal play with the goal of demoralizing the Cowboys more than gaining yardage. Eagles quarterback Randal Cunningham was under center for the execution, and what an execution it was. This is the story.
Nothing says summer like waterslides. Nothing says adventure quite like BASE jumping. Now put the two together. Stuntman Marshall Milller and a few friends filmed their exploits in the Utah desert for some late-summer fun.
Built with top quality components and thoughtful construction, you can't go wrong with a made to measure gray or blue suit from Indochino's Premium Collection. All their suit jackets are half canvassed, with fully fused fronts, for greater versatility and excellent shape for your body. Each jacket also features fully canvassed lapels, bullhorn buttons, lightweight shoulder pads and high-quality collar felts. Just choose your fabric, customize your suit, and submit your measurements. The result is an investment-quality suit that's far more attainable than bespoke options and fits better than off-the-rack options. You can wear them year round, and you get the most bang for your buck as Black Friday sales are already running.
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There aren't many boots that can stand up to the elements like a pair of Timberlands. The 6-inch waterproof Brogue Boot is a perfect example, featuring premium full-grain leather uppers. Each pair is sealed with a waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry as they sit on 400 grams of cushy insulation for warmth and comfort. You also the toughness of a rubber lug outsole along with anti-fatigue footbeds that absorb shock and return energy during a long day on your feet.
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20 years ago, Bosnia was the last place you'd want to go snowboarding. During the 90s, the former country of Yugoslavia was in the midst of an ethnic war. But the war is over, and Bosnia still has great powder — and some interesting ruins to make use of.
This is definitely not the yo-yo-ing you did as a kid. Shu Takada is the 2017 World Yo-Yo Champion and shows his mastery of the form in his winning performance on the stage in Iceland. His hypnotic skills on full display as he seems to tie himself in knots, unwind, and even add in a little bit of dance in a highly technical masterpiece.
Pro-BMXer Nigel Sylvester travels a lot. From Tokyo to LA and points beyond, Nigel has been all over the world. Now he's making a stop in Dubai. Starting with a skydive into the desert, Nigel hitches a ride into the city and brings you a unique tour of the places and people from a BMX point of view.
On/Off films four skateboarders in Berlin, switching back and forth between day and night to the beat of a track by electronic musician Petit Fantôme. Part of the How Many BPM?, On/Off was filmed by Youri Fernandez, who also skates in the video.
When summer comes to the Isle of Man, so do the motorcycles. With riders screaming through corners just inches from centuries-old stone walls and topping 200 MPH down winding public roads, the Snaefell Mountain Course is a 37-mile long behemoth that eats men and motorcycles alike — over 255 deaths have come at the track since its start in 1907. In 1993, New Zealander John Britten brought his V1000 to the TT. Completely built by hand and extensively using exotic materials and innovative designs not seen in anything at the time, Britten challenged the biggest motorcycle manufacturers with something designed and built by a handful of friends. Now, the Britten has returned.
With 28 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. Considering all but 5 are gold, it's hard to find a worthy opponent for the swimmer. But Phelps may have met his match when he went head-to-head with a Great White for a Shark Week special. Okay, so it wasn't an actual Great White. Instead, a simulated version created using data from the real thing faced off against Phelps in a 100-meter race, ensuring no animals or humans were harmed in the process.
In theory, it's a great idea — towing a massive plastic dock out into the waves to eliminate paddling out. In practice, it's extremely dangerous. Stab Magazine and a crew of Volcom surfers went to Bali to try it out, and despite the risk, everyone came out fine — and had a great time. Read more at Stab.
Hotel Terme Millepini in Italy has a very special attraction: the world's deepest pool. Y-40 measures 131 deep or 40 meters. Guillaume Néry is a former world-record holding freediver, having gone over 350 feet with out any equipment. Guillaume takes a leisurely dive to the bottom of Y-40 in this impressive display.
Striking a balance between canvas sneakers and more formal silhouettes, the Frye Walker Midlace Sneaker is an ideal choice for all your urban adventures. Its rubber outsole provides both traction and comfort, while the upper in either suede or rugged Horween leather keeps your foot protected. Finished with leather lining and rawhide leather laces, it's made in the USA.
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The Weekender might be the only watch you'll ever need. Timex is confident of that statement, and it's difficult to argue after giving it a hard look. With a minimalist design, the Weekender looks refined yet straightforward, is easy to use, and still manages to pack plenty of features onto its resume. Each watch includes a 40mm oversized case, INDIGLO night-light and chronograph functionality. It's available in four colors, with the option to swap out the leather and nylon straps for a fresh look whenever the mood strikes you.
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The mayhem that is Mayweather Vs. McGregor is in full effect with a worldwide press tour ending today in London. Before their face-off on August 26th, the two have faced off in a series of conferences and the verbal hits were predictably on fire. With two mouths like this, there's really only one thing to do — give them a bad lip reading.
One of the most important things to a bowler is something you can't even see — the pattern of oil that protects the wood of the lane. The PBA uses specific patterns for tournaments, and correctly assessing the pattern can be the difference between winning and losing. Vox and Parker Bohn III look at oil patterns and how even an amateur like you can improve your game by understanding them.
The table tennis ball is a marvel of modern engineering. Seamless, perfectly round, and extremely light, the ball is capable of incredible feats in the hands of pro players. The International Table Tennis Federation traveled to the Double Happiness company in China to find out how the create their table tennis balls — but the most important part of the process is a company secret.
With the worlds of UFC and Boxing colliding inside the ring, Mayweather Vs. McGregor is quickly becoming the fight of the century. Both competitors seem to match up pretty evenly as far as height and weight go, but who has the advantage? Before your place your bets let ESPN's Sport Science increase your odds with their methodical break down of both fighters.
What makes an NBA superstar? Being accurate from beyond the arc? Superb ball control? Defense? Hint — none of the above. It's all about the handshake. At the inaugural NBA awards, Drake and Will Ferrell opened the show with an intense session of handshake drills — and making fun of Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan's name.
Back when the WWE was the WWF, there was one man at the top of the rope — 16-time world champion "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Widely considered to be one of the best pro wrestlers ever, the Nature Boy had swag to match his success and attitude. Ric joined up with Complex for a trip to Stadium Goods for some new footwear.
Somewhere in France, there are three guys riding downhill on homemade karts. With tire-shoe brakes at 50 MPH. This definitely falls under the "don't try this at home category", so we'll just have to be happy living vicariously from out much-safer office.
It's really happening — Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Connor McGregor enter the ring on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. On one side, you have who is widely recognized to be one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers in history with a 49-0 record. On the other, a mixed-martial artist with a killer instinct, lightning reflexes, and hands of stone. Already looking to be one of the biggest events in sports, McGregor-Mayweather might be the shot in the arm the flagging sport of boxing desperately needs.
Speedflying — a combination of paragliding and parachuting — offers one of the craziest ways to get from the top of a mountain to the bottom. Flying feet off the ground and carving twisting valleys, speed flying captures some of the most exciting footage in sports. Ride along with speed flyer Joseph Innes skimming the narrow mountain passes of Romania.
The Skyladder parkour course at Tianman Mountain in China is the largest parkour course in the world. As long as three football fields, the 999-step course has 45º incline and some long drops that would tax the fittest runner. Calen Chan ran the entire course and filmed it in the first person — with a GoPro in his mouth.
Super Bowl winning quarterback Drew Brees has a pretty accurate arm — he's the NFL career leader in completion percentage, hitting his target over 66% of the time. The crew from Dude Perfect joined Brees in New Orleans for some insane trick shots, from the Saints practice field to the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Yosemite National Park's El Capitan has an elevation of 7,569 feet. As if ascending it's 3,000-foot wall wasn't challenging enough, profession rock climber Alex Honnold added another level of difficulty by making the climb solo without the safety of a rope. Not to anyone's surprise, he is the first person mad enough take this on and Jimmy Chin was there to capture it all.
As subjective as sports analysis can be, statistics play a huge role in evaluating performance. With the advent of "moneyball" analytics, the age of the subjective talent scout has slowly given way to a more objective look at crunching numbers. But big data doesn't work in every sport — a prime example being the contrast between underdogs in professional hockey and basketball. Vox looks at how the numbers don't always add up in some pro sports.
If you want to be the strongest person on the planet, you need to eat like it — and World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw does. The four-time champion works with a nutritionist to keep his body fueled for his extreme workouts, consuming over 12,000 calories each day. Brian takes you into his kitchen to show what it takes to eat like a giant.