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THE MUPPETS GET A TASTE OF THE X GAMES
For X Games 11 - Animal and Pepe the King Prawn Inspire Skateboarder Bucky Lasek to Expose His Inner Animal. The X Games 11 Preview show on All Access will air on ESPN2 on July 30 at 3 p.m. ET and August 2 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Read more about Bucky Lasek and the Muppets at the X-Games.
X GAMES 11 CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
X GAMES 11 CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED - find out who will be playing where, from pennywise to the Dead Kennedys and more. Find out who is playing, where, what time, and read about the bands. X Games 11 in Los Angeles promises to be the biggest X Games yet, but not just for the skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing and biking - check out what banks will rock LA during the best and biggest action sports competition in the world.
ESPN X GAMES ANNOUNCES THIRD AND FINAL WAVE OF INVITED ATHLETES TO X GAMES 11
X Games 11 final list of invited athletes, for skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, motocross and dirtbiking for both men and women. This list of pros attending the X Games 11 can be changed, but it is the third and final list updated - read about who is invited to X Games 11 in Los Angeles, California in 2005. LA will be packed with some of the best professional athletes for skateboarding, motox, wakeboarding, surfing, biking and more - it's the biggest extreme action sports festival.
AUSSIE RYAN GUETTLER HIGHLIGHTS DEW ACTION SPORTS TOURS RIGHT GUARD OPEN
Right Guard Open Results from the Dew Action Sports Tour - read results from pro skateboarding, bmx, motocross and more from the dew action sports tour (DAST) Right Guard Open in Denver Colorado. Bucky Lasek, Ryan Sheckler and Shaun White all did incrediable in the pro skateboading events- read quotes, news, bios and more for the right guard open of the dew action sports tour, held in Denver Colorado.
DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR CROWNS FIRST-EVER WINNERS AT INAUGURAL PANASONIC OPEN
The Dew Action Sports Tour kicked off at the Panasonic Open at the Kentucky Expo Center, June 9-12 2005. Motocross rider Travis Pastrana and vert skateboarder Shaun White, appreciative crowds, and a lively Festival Village created an electric atmosphere at the Panasonic Open of the Dew Action Sports pro tour. The live broadcasts on NBC gave fans across the country the chance to see the best action sports athletes in the world compete in this first stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour. Read more.
ESPN X GAMES ANNOUNCES THE SECOND WAVE OF INVITED ATHLETES TO X GAMES 11
The X-Games list of invited athletes - ESPNs X Games announces the first wave of athletes who have been invited to compete at X Games 11, to be held in Los Angeles August 4-7, 2005. The event will air live on ESPN, ABC and ESPN Deportes. Who is invited to compete in the X Games 11 skateboarding events? Take a look at the current list and find out who will be skateboarding at this year's X-Games 11 in Los Angeles.
ESPN X Games 11 Kickoff Release 6-15-05
ESPN X Games 11 ticket sales kicked off today with a Moto X Freestyle demonstration and mini-race. The cheering section was comprised of celebrities, professional athletes, local figures and approximately 90 students from Los Angeles 10th Street Elementary School. The event started with a Moto X Freestyle demonstration starring X Games athletes: Kenny Bartram, Ronnie Renner and Myles Richmond. Read this release for more.
OLN TAKES SUMMER GRAVITY GAMES TO THE STREETS
2005 summer Gravity Games press release - Fans will witness something different this year when OLN® presents the 2005 Summer Gravity Games. In an effort to capture the essence of action sports, the Games are going to where it all began the fertile action-sports breeding ground of Woodward, PA and the legendary streets of downtown Philadelphia. OLN chose both locations because of their history and reputation within the industry. Read more about summer gravity games 2005.
THE WEENABAGO PROJEKT
"The Weenabago Projekt" is a TOSHTOWNSKATE, Inc. road trip in which a '70's motorhome is filled with a collection of diverse skaters and hits the road starting in Huntington Beach, rocketing non-stop to Vancouver and then finding its way back through coastal and central California until they come over the "grapevine" back into LA three weeks later. REad the press release for more about the WEENABAGO PROJEKT movie / video.
Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam Tour Kicks Off June 17, 2005
FUEL presents Tony Hawks Boom Boom HuckJam, the celebrated arena tour showcasing the premier talents in action sports. Kicking off June 17, 2005 in Spokane, Washington, the tour will run for seven exciting weeks across North Americafrom Vancouver to Jacksonville, the Boom Boom HuckJam tour will be coming to a town near you! Read more about Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam tour 2005.
DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF 2005 FREE FLOW TOUR
The Dew Action Sports Tour today announced the kickoff of the Free Flow Tour, the official amateur series of the Dew Action Sports Tour. The freeflow tour is a grassroots amateur skateboard and BMX park contest series, the Free Flow Tour will bring jam-style contests to 15 communities across the country. The Free Flow Tour begins May 15 at the Vans Skatepark in Moorestown, NJ - read this article for a full list of free flow tour skateboarding competition stops.
THAILAND X GAMES CUP DEBUTS IN BANGKOK TODAY
ESPN Teams Up With the Worlds Best Action Sports Athletes from the X Games to Support Tsunami Relief Efforts. Today at the Huamak Indoor Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, 14 of the best action sports athletes in the world kicked off the inaugural Thailand X Games Cup, to be held March 25-27. Through their performances on the Vert and Moto X ramps, the elite X Games athletes are showing support towards the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation, under the patronage of Thailands Royal Family. Read more.
Eric Koston's éS Game of SKATE Series Goes World Wide
During the months of June, July and August 2005, éS will host 12 Game of SKATE tournaments in 12 U.S. cities, where skaters will compete to win a trip to San Diego in September. There, these finalists will skate against four global champions from Europe, Japan, Australia / New Zealand and Canada, with the winner automatically seeded into Eric Koston's éS Game of SKATE, where he'll go head-to-head with today's top pros.
ESPN TO STAGE FIRST-EVER THAILAND X GAMES CUP, MARCH 24-27 IN BANGKOK
ESPN will team up with some of the worlds best action sports athletes to support tsunami relief efforts with the inaugural Thailand X Games Cup in Bangkok, March 24-27. Held at Huamak Indoor Stadium in Bangkok featuring demonstrations by X Games champions - aggressive inline skaters Yasutoko Brothers from Japan and Fabiola da Silva from Brazil; BMX riders Mat Hoffman, Jamie Bestwick, and Kevin Robinson; and skateboarders Bob Burnquist and Sandro Diaz. Skateboarding, BMX, X-games thailand
ASR Results in Rapid Returns on Investment for Brands and Retailers
ASR report, fall 2004 San Diego The rising tide of action sports popularity worldwide in concert with creative events brought together in a business environment result in one of the strongest ASRs ever. Coming off a solid back-to-school season buyers came ready to write orders with thriving established and hot, new companies at ASR, September 10-12th in San Diego. Tapping into the energy and resources of a strong industry, brands came to the show with creative Spring 2005 lines - read more.
Gravity Games 2004 Skateboarding Results
Gravity Games 2004 Results - See who won the gold medals, silver medals and bronze medals in the 2004 Gravity Games skateboarding competitions. Pro skateboarders competed in street skating, vert skateboarding, best trick competitions and this years inaugural women's skateboarding competition at the Gravity Games, in Cleveland Ohio. Pros Bucky Lasek, Ryan Sheckler, Rune Glifberg, Andy Macdonald, Paul Machnau, Elissa Steamer, Rodil Junior, Sandro Dias, Danny Mayer and many more competed.
Summer Gravity Games Set To Feature World-Class Competitions
The 2004 Summer Gravity Games are taking place from September 15th - 19th on Clevelands North Coast Harbor. The Games will feature the best action sports athletes and will treat spectators and viewers to some of the most exciting action sports competitions this year. Additionally, a specially constructed 4,480-square foot ramp will allow skateboard and BMX riders to catch more air, thereby performing bigger tricks than your traditional ramp. Read More:
900 STILL HOLY GRAIL AT SKATEBOARD VERT BEST TRICK
Tony Hawk set the bar in 1999. And, five years later, his peers are still trying to catch up. Sandro Dias only the third person in history to land the trick did so again on Saturday night to grab gold (his first at an X Games) in Skateboard Vert Best Trick. Dias hit the trick halfway through the 30-minute jam session and ignited the crowd at STAPLES Center. Im stoked to have landed the 900 here at X Games X, said Dias. Read more.
CROWD OF 16,766 WITNESS WORLD RECORD DEBUT OF SKATEBOARD BIG AIR AT X GAMES X
Prior to the debut of the Skateboard Big Air competition at X Games X, its pioneer Danny Way broke the Guinness World Record of 75 (from takeoff to landing) by four feet, nailing a 79 practice run. I didnt plan on breaking any records. said Way, whose last X Games gold-medal victory was in 1995 in Skateboard High Air. As the person who created the ramp I was already under a lot of pressure just to win it. Read More.
WOMENS SKATEBOARD VERT TAKES OFF AT X GAMES X
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins knows the names of the skateboarders who have won gold on the very ramp that she was skating Saturday afternoon. And knowing that, Hawkins went out and put her name right along with some of those legends with an outstanding performance at Skateboard Womens Vert. Hawkins Kickflip Indy Grab never before done by a woman helped seal a gold-medal run that also included a Rocket to Fakie 360 and a Backside Nollie. Read More.
Women Take It to the Streets
The womens skateboard movement may have gotten its biggest push to date on Friday afternoon at X Games X. For the first time in X Games history the women skated the same exact street course as the men and some left an impression on those who were on hand to witness a memorable contest. Elissa Steamer put forth the most technical run out of the eight-woman field and earned gold.
Bucky Goes Back to Basics
Bucky Lasek takes his fourth gold with a heel flip front-side gay twist. The trick pushed him over the top at last years X Games Skateboard Mens Vert competition and it cinched the deal, once again, at X Games X on Thursday evening. Click here to read more on the vert competition and results for X Games X.
P Rod Comes Of Age at X Games X
Thirteen years ago it was just $30. Today comedian Paul Rodriguez, Sr. can just call it an investment. The initial cost of a skateboard for his then 6-year-old son Paul, Jr. turned into pure gold in Thursdays first event at X Games X. Check out this press release for more.
X GAMES X CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
X Games X Fest at STAPLES Center features live music every day of the X Games 10, August 5 - 8, 2004. The lineup features such bands as G. Love, Ozomatli, Juliette & the Licks - piles of great bands. Check out this daily schedule, complete with detailed info on each band.
Girls Learn to Ride Day at X Games X
ESPN X Games, in conjunction with OP Girls Learn To Ride, presents Girls Learn To Ride Day at X Games X, a celebration of women in action sports. Girls Learn To Ride Day will take place at the X Fest venue outside STAPLES Center, Sunday, August 8. X Fest, part of the main X Games competition venue at the STAPLES Center, is an interactive action sports themed festival featuring more than 200,000 square feet of non-stop entertainment - read this press release for more!
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