This Week in Awesome: September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010

This week, there was thing so awesome that it made all other awesome things not nearly as awesome as they should be. As such, This Week in Awesome only has room for one thing this week…

Bob Burnquist’s Fakie to Fakie 900 on his Megaramp.

Yes, you read that right. Bob Burnquist nailed a Fakie to Fakie 900 on his Megaramp.

In the immortal words of Warner Wolf, Let’s go to the videotape

Bob becomes only the 5th person to ever land a 900, the first to ever land a fakie to fakie 9, and the first to land one on the megaramp.

The other people to land the 900:
Tony Hawk. Landed it at X Games V. One of the most legendary moments in action sports.

Giorgio Zattoni. In April 2004, after 6 years of trying, Giorgio finally put down his own 900

Sandro Dias. Just one month later, Sandro landed his own 900 at the Latin X Games in his home country. His reaction is amazing.

Alex Perelson. Landed his 900 at the Maloof Money Cup in July 2009 at the age of 18. To say Alex has a bright future is the understatement of the century


This Week in Awesome – August 6, 2010

August 6, 2010

This past weekend was the X Games. A staple of the action sports calendar year. Some of the highlights included:
– TWO FMX Double backflips. Travis Pastrana & Cam Sinclair
PLG takes out the Flying Tomato on his way to double vert gold
– Jamie Bestwick 4-peats in BMX Vert
– Garrett Reynolds 3-peats in BMX Street
– Ryan Sheckler wins Skate Street
– 15 year old rising star Pedro Barros wins skate park

A set of bars that even Ryan Nyquist couldn’t spin

After defeating Shaun White at the X Games, PLG also stole his Wheaties box

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This Week in Awesome – July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010

I know I neglected Twitter for the last 10 days, but I had to focus on another gig. For that I am sorry, however, that doesn’t mean I can’t pull together an AWESOME! post.

Yesterday at the Nike 6.0 BMX Open I was able to put together a couple of .gifs for everyone
Mike Spinner: Tailwhip on the quarter pipe
Zack Warden: 360 Bikeflip aka The Iron Lotus
Andy Buckworth: 900

Your friend and mine Sydney Goldberg pointed your attention to Killian Martin. Anytime I come across that video I can’t help but watch it again and again and again

May be a little old, but Awesome nonetheless. The indomitable Brian Beagle with a post about TRIPLE corks

Speaking of Winter Dew. We just announced the three stops for next season
December 16-19 Breckenrdige
January 20-23 Killington
February 10-13 Snowbasin
And did I mention the 22 ft halfpipe will be making it’s Winter Dew Tour debut?

There is nothing better that unintentional comedy (except Oreo Cookie Milkshakes, but just go with me for a second). This is a scene from Police Academy 4 featuring a young David Spade playing a rebel skateboarder. I love how sneers “This is skateboarding” which kicks off an epic 80s style montage (Ed. Note: MONTAGE)

Not just Parkour. Not just Dog Parkour. Japanese Dog Parkour. No joke.

Video of Tampa news reporter trying to get his George Costanza on and play frogger on a vert ramp. He fails and runs over a little guy

“Wheeeeeeee!” It is never too early to get your baby on a skateboard

Luke Parslow explains how to pull a Superman. He’s not scared to fly. He’s not that naive. He’s just trying to find. The better part of him. He’s more than a bird, he’s more than a plane, he’s more than a pretty face besides a train. It’s not easy to be Luke Parslow
/Five for Fighting

The .com has a great interview with back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back Dew Cup champion Jamie Bestwick

If you’ve always wondered what goes down in a conversation among pros, here’s a glimpse of one between wakeskaters Scotty Byerly and Brandon Thomas

The adventures of the giant skateboard at Woodward.

Jeffrey Schmid works a Simpson reference into a post about the late Carlsbad Gap. I am all for any and all Simpson’s references. It’s so hard to say good bye to yesterday.


Two Weeks in Awesome! July 2, 2010

July 2, 2010

With the Dew Tour taking place last week, we missed out on the week in awesome. To make up for, today we have TWO weeks of awesome!


The Dew Tour kicked off season 6 in Boston on Saturday with the Skate Open.
In Skate Park, Greg Lutzka took the top spot followed by Ryan Sheckler & Chaz Ortiz. The new website is all over the coverage with highlights of the whole event as well as the runs of Lutzka, Sheckler, & Ortiz.

Over on the vert ramp, PLG took the honors with Sandro Dias in 2nd & Andy Mac in 3rd. Coming in fourth place was 15 year old Pedro Barros who proved that he could take his bowl skills to the vert ramp
(Holy Linkage Batman)

Came across this book in the course of my internet travels. Completely and totally awesome. I hope I find it at a thrift store one day.

Gatorade joined us for #TYFO a few weeks ago, and this week @Beltzie21 received her prize. 480 bottles of Gatorade. Gatorade Thirst Quencher, for that deep down body thirst

Speaking of #TYFO, last week we had two guests. Motocross rider Andrew Short (who was nice enough to go back the next day and answer even more questions & Bucky Lasek.

Great quote from the Skate Park broadcast:
Kenan Harkin: Robert Lopez Mont, What makes him so beastly?
Paul Zitzer: First off, Three names. I love that.

Tony Hawk Ride was released this year and revolutionized the genre of skateboarding game by introducing a plastic skateboard controller. These guys decided to turn the plastic controller into a real skateboard. That probably voided the warranty.

Brett Banasiewicz won the Big Air ASA Triples with the help of a trick he never even tried. Double Front

The Keanu meme is amazing. He was sad on June 21 because he thought it was Go BMX Day and not Go Skateboarding Day. That little bird made fun of him.

This Week in Awesome: June 18, 2010

June 18, 2010

If you haven’t noticed I link to a bunch of different things from our Twitter page. I probably shouldn’t deny it anymore…I am addicted to the internet. I don’t expect everyone to catch everything I link to, so that is where this weekly post will come in handy. My favorite posts of the week, all in one place.

I now submit “This Week in Awesome” for your consideration.

Being that this is the inaugural post, I will hop in my Delorean and bring back some oldies, but goodies:

Dec. 21 2009: During the Breckenridge stop of the Dew Tour. Halldor Helgason was stomping hits left and right. I got so tired of typing his name during the live blog, that I implored the readers to help me come up with a nickname. @StuHill won the contest, and on top of getting a Winter Dew T-Shirt, he got to introduce the world to “The Hexagon.” […]