How Skateboarding, Surfing and Climbing Became Olympic Sports

Lifestyle fads have evolved into some of the world’s fastest-growing sports. Now they are to debut on the world’s biggest stage – the Olympic Games. Step inside the journey of three new sports born on the fringes of society –…

How Sudden Mental Illness Derailed Promising Skateboarder Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander was a young British skateboarder full of charisma and drive. He discovered the opportunities of sponsorship, travelling and recognition during a move from Leicester to Bristol in his late teens. Living with professional skateboarder Danny Wainwright he became…

SKATOPIA: Inside a Skateboard Paradise

SKATOPIA is an Appalachian farm where hardcore skating, punk rock and hillbilly culture collide. Mad-Max style demolition derbies and spontaneous car burning accompany all-night skate sessions. Pain is a badge of honor. Tony Hawk calls Skatopia a “rite of passage”…

From Homeless Kid to Skate Mogul

Stevie Williams isn’t just one of the greatest skateboarders of all time, he’s the successful entrepreneur behind Dirty Ghetto Kids and a host of other ventures — but it wasn’t always that way. Stevie ran away from his home in…

That Super Old Skatepark Deep in the Sierra

Four guys go hiking and fishing in phenomenally beautiful country in search of an old skatepark. Video was shot by Brandon Rein in the Sierra Nevada mountain chain of Northern California, just outside South Lake Tahoe.

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