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Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies, Tony Hawk Pays Tribute (Photo)

Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams passed away of a heart attack on Friday morning in Mexico at 53 years old, per ESPN. Adams had been on a surfing vacation with his wife and friends, including USA surfing champion Solo Scott. Scott says Adams had been surfing early Thursday, then came in feeling sick and began having chest pains around midnight. “His wife called us over in the middle...
Via NESN.com
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

'Dogtown' skateboarding rebel Jay Adams dies at 53

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jay Adams, who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports, has died at age 53. Adams' manager, Susan Ferris, says the Skateboarding Hall of Famer died of a heart attack Thursday on a surf vacation in Mexico. Adams rocketed to fame in the 1970s as a member of Z-Boys, the legendary group of surfers...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stacy Peralta breaks sad news Jay Adams died of heart attack

Jay Adams, a legendary skateboarder who was one of the three main characters portrayed in the skateboarding movie “Lords of Dogtown,” died late Thursday in Mexico from a heart attack. Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva were the two other main skateboarders portrayed in the movie. Peralta went on to become a filmmaker and wrote “Lords […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Skateboard legend Jay Adams succumbs to heart attack

Renowned skateboarder Jay Adams has died of a heart attack. The legendary skater reportedly died Thursday at age 53 in Mexico. His legend was documented in "Lords of Dogtown," in which he was played by Emile Hirsch. Adams was out of the country for the first time in 20 years, according to TMZ. He had been in and out of jail since the 1980s on various charges. Twitter reacted:
Via Fox Sports
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Skateboarding legend Bob Burnquist performs soccer trick-shot video in his backyard

What the headline doesn't tell you is that Bob Burnquist's backyard is ABSOLUTELY INSANE!!!Some of the toys that skateboarding legend Bob Burnquist gets to play with on a daily basis include a helicopter, a giant 40-foot mega-ramp, a full concrete skate park, a full-pipe, and the mega-loop.His backyard is known around skater circles as "Dreamland" and he even has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucky Lasek Earns X Games Silver in Vermont SportsCar Built Subaru

(Photo/Subaru) If anyone is happy with the Summer X Games moving to Austin, Texas from Los Angeles, California this year it is action sports veteran Bucky Lasek. The X Games veteran fought to the end and finish the weekend with one of his best events behind the wheel of a rallycross car. Lasek managed his way through each stage of the event without picking up a stage win, but did...
Via Mill City Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

14-Year-Old Tom Schaar Wins Gold At X Games In The Skateboard Big Air

Tom Schaar became the second youngest gold medalist at the X Game after beating out Bob Burnquist to win the Skateboard Big Air Competition on Friday night. Only a 13-year-old Ryan Sheckler has been a younger X Games gold medalist winner. Schaar beat out Burnquist by a single point with a score of 89. [FTW] The post 14-Year-Old Tom Schaar Wins Gold At X Games In The Skateboard Big...
Via Diehardsport
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

This 9yr old GIRL might be the next Tony Hawk

Via Guyism
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk Jumps Over Speeding Mini-Cooper (Video)

Pro-skateboard superstar, Tony Hawk, is no stranger to risky tricks and stunts. He took time out of his lavish retired lifestyle to film a short stunt commercial for the Mini-Cooper. Pretty risky stunt but wow, does he make it look easy!
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlights from Tony Hawk’s Reddit AMA

Back when I was younger, I used to be a big skateboarding fan. I tried and failed to be good…
Via Uncoached
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk: Sorry for lying about hoverboards

The viral video showing Tony Hawk in a demonstration of an awesome new hoverboard, the “HUVr”  hit the internet by storm. Too bad it was fake as sh*t. For his part, Hawk is apologizing to those who actually thought it was a real product. I know at least one 10-year-old that requested one for his birthday rather than the previously agreed-upon Xbox One. “I wanted to believe...
Via Low Brow Sports
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk ‘Sorry’ To Say His Hoverboard Ride Was Just A Prank (Video)

Hoverboard dreams almost became a reality for “Back to the Future” fans on Wednesday, when a company called HUVr released a video of pro skateboarder Tony Hawk and wide receiver Terrell Owens riding a real-life version of Marty McFly’s floating skateboard. Unfortunately, the hoverboard is still too good to be true. Hawk confirmed Thursday that the revolutionary technology in...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Hawk Visits Skateistan Cambodia

Recently, Skateistan Cambodia had an extremely exciting visitor: international pro skateboarding legend Tony Hawk stopped by to spend a day at the Phnom Penh Park to inspire Cambodia’s emerging skaters. “It’s great to see this facility and that the sport is growing. It’s incredible what [Skateistan] is doing here because skating is a good way to get kids active and playing...
Via Bonfire Impact
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Fred Mortagne drops HYBRIDATION skateboarding film

The art of skateboarding is represented to the fullest in this majestic 10-minute masterpiece. Fred Mortagne is one of the genre’s most notable curators who has shot an infinite amount of photographs on his way to making this piece. HYBRIDATION is worth every second of your time. Please click here to watch this story. The post Video: Fred Mortagne drops HYBRIDATION skateboarding...
Via Players View
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Roddy White leaves game with ankle injury

Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of their preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens, reports Chris Wesseling of NFL.com.
Via 60 Max Power O
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Burnquist slams face during Big Air, severely breaks nose

The 2013 Summer X Games kicked off last night in Los Angeles and one of the most anticipated events of the first day is always Skateboard Big Air. Bob Burnquist, a Big Air legend who entered the night looking for a third straight Gold in the event, wound up suffering the first scary injury of this year’s games. During one of his runs on Thursday night, Burnquist failed an attempt...
Via The Nosebleeds
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Elliot Sloan Wins Skateboard Big Air Robbing Bob Burnquist Of X Games Sweep

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Via Valley Bay News
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Skater Bob Burnquist Makes Insane Death-Defying Tricks Video

Pro skateboarder Bob Burnquist may have the coolest backyard in the world, filled with insane ramps that look like they came straight out of a video...
Via Athlon Sports
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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