Seventeen years ago, extreme sports ambassador and titular Pro Skater Tony Hawk pulled off the 900 revolution at the 1999 X-Games. The trick involves rotating the board two and a half times while midair (and in normal gravity), and Hawk struggled with it back in his spry days. Now 48, he gives it the old college try.
If you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the new GoPro POV system in action. I'm at the Games now and got a peek at the hardware, and it's clear that while it's early days yet, this represents a gigantic leap forward in live sports broadcasting.
On January 24th, 25-year-old snowmobiler Caleb Moore crashed during the X Games freestyle finals in Aspen. A week later, he died of complications from his injuries. And if you want, today, you can watch the fatal crash in its entirety right on YouTube. It's been uploaded dozens of times by perverse opportunists,…
We've all broken our share of phones, and generally the only day-to-day danger they face is a three or four foot fall, or maybe the odd puddle of water. Norwegian X-Games competitor PK Hunder's phone had a bit more to deal with when he lost it in mid-air, half-way through a 720 during practice yesterday.
If you're watching the Winter X Games this weekend, you might see that insane Super Pipe course and wonder how they cut something that big (22 feet tall) out of snow and make it so perfectly symmetrical. The answer is the Zaugg Pipe Monster. It's like a Zamboni for frozen half-pipes.
Think about it this way: For every 1080 McTwist you ogle at the Winter X-Games, there are dozens of shooters scrambling to capture it in any way possible—and often that means gear. Lots of gear.
I ripped a sick backside fakie 360 ollie and shotgunned a Mountain Dew when I saw this $179 X-Games skateboard shelf and iPod stereo today. Then I cranked some All American Rejects just for good measure and sighed heavily. The sounds of pure emo moods spewed forth from the player's two 5" speakers, and I quickly fired…