Sunshine Slush Shred

May 27, 2010

By Tyler Daku

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Over the recent long weekend (in Canada) I had the chance to do a little spring snowboarding.  This was the second time I have been lucky enough to spend the third weekend in May on the snow, and it didn’t disappoint.

Getting up nice and early for another Canadian institution Tim Horton’s coffee had us on the road by shortly after 7am.  Coffee was a must, as the 887 km (552 mi) drive to our hotel was a long one to say the least.

Not that I am complaining, the transition from the Canadian Prairies to the foothills and then the Rockies is one of the most beautiful drives you can ever make.  If you haven’t had the chance to do it, I suggest making up any excuse you can as western Canada offers things few other places in the World can compete with. […]

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Shane O’Neill & The Skate Mentality

May 26, 2010

By OhioSkateUniv

As everyone who skateboards is aware, The Berrics and Skate Mental released a digital download of Shane O’Neill’s unreleased video part. It was hyped up on The Berrics as being one of the best video parts ever, as judged by “legitimate” pros, and then was put up for the sale price of $2.99. This began an internet debate of “Why should I pay for this?” and “Steve Berra is taking over skateboarding”. […]


Psychology of an Injury

May 25, 2010

By Derek and Trent Egbert

Derek: I invited my younger brother Trent to share his experience and thoughts on a recent major injury that set him back for a few months. He has gone through a few major injuries in the past and never fails to get back on the bike and break himself again. Trent is much like me and loves motocross and all action sports and you can get a taste of his passion and sense of humor (mildly crude) in the following paragraphs:

Trent Dirt Jumping

Trent: No matter what sport you may or may not be involved in, I am pretty sure we can all come to one conclusion about all of them: injuries suck. Unless you’re heavily involved in the slightly less dangerous sports of ping-pong, curling or pool (if you still dare to consider those as real sports), you’re probably a little more susceptible to physical injury. I would have included golf in that list, but I have actually proven that it is very possible to jack yourself up pretty good while hitting golf balls around, but that’s a story for another day. Injuries, if serious enough, can hinder your performance for the rest of your life, not only from the physical repercussions of the injury, but also from the psychological damage following the injury. […]


Climbing the Dew Tour Ladder

May 24, 2010

By Kat Elsea

With the first Dew Tour event only a few short weeks away, it seemed appropriate to share my experiences—and maybe encourage others to consider following in my footsteps.

Every year at Dew Tour, someone yells at me. Typically, it’s a parent. A mom upset that I can’t allow her to sign a waiver for kids that aren’t hers. A dad angry that I won’t let a group of boys lean over a fifteen-foot drop to get an athlete’s autograph. Or even the drunken father who kept yelling profanities at PLG (and others within the immediate vicinity) as he went to accept his Dew Cup. […]


Journeys Backyard BBQ Tour

May 24, 2010

By Zarrin Alam

Music, action sports, and your favorite brands. What else can you expect from the Journeys Backyard Barbeque Tour? Oh wait, did I forget to mention that it’s free admission? The Journeys BBQ is one of highlights of the spring/summer season. It incorporates music and action sports together, so everybody has something to like.

The first BBQ tour was last year, and it was a huge blowout, so of course it will come again in 2010. The BBQ tour is very similar to the Vans Warped Tour, except BBQ tour focuses more on action sports and doesn’t last through the whole summer. Even if you’re not a fan of action sports, anyone can appreciate the awe-striking tricks that these athletes do. In fact there are only 5 events on the tour where you can see it (3 of which have already happened), so be there or be square. […]


Action Sports, the Underdog?

May 21, 2010

By Kat Elsea

After reading Mr. Derek Egbert’s post on the fan-friendly aspects of supercross, I thought it was a great segue into a post that had already been stewing in my brain for some time. While I certainly agree that supercross and motocross feature some of the most appreciative athletes around, I also think that the topic can be expanded into saying that all action sports athletes are amazingly appreciative of their fans. It’s one of the aspects of action sports that I find remarkable, and why I find it so deplorable that they are not given their due credit.

Most of the time, I hear a lot about the traditional team sports. On the news, in magazines and newspapers, on the Internet. So much attention is given to football, basketball, baseball seasons. Even golf gets quite a legion of supporters.

Don’t get me wrong, team sports have some good athletes, but I personally don’t see much about action sports in the media, save for X-Games and, of course, Dew Tour. […]


Can “The Animal” grab the only major gold he’s never won?

May 19, 2010

By TC Kirkham

When it comes to action sports, he’s the golden boy. But can “The Animal” grab the ONLY brass ring he’s never won? 

If you think of action sports today, you usually think of one name – Shaun White. He’s done it all when it comes to action sports, and in two different seasons. He’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist in Snowboard Superpipe. He’s the most decorated athlete in Winter X Games history, having won gold in both Superpipe and Slopestyle more than once as well as his share of silver and bronze. He’s won the Summer X Games gold in Skateboard Vert. And he’s won the coveted Dew Cup in Skateboard Vert as well. 

The only title he’s never held – and the one he’s determined to get this year – is that of Skateboard Vert World Champion. […]