Life is tough. Sometimes life is not fair. Sometimes life is like a tractor pulling trees and you get slapped in the head.
There's something pleasing about walking amongst historic Bavarian architecture fully suited in wetsuit gear and a surfboard under the arm. The Eisbach River in Munich, Germany is one of the more noted areas to go river surfing, and from this video done by the Feelms crew, you can see why. Kill two birds with one stone and do some river surfing while you're there for Oktoberfest.
Everybody, meet Jörg Sprave. Jörg Sprave, meet everybody. Jörg is an engineer by day and YouTube icon by night, crafting an array of different themed slingshots for all of life's most special occasions. This week he's back with a marshmallow-firing, Fallout: New Vegas-inspired sniper rifle just in time for camping season. If you're into inadvertently hilarious web videos, DIY ingenuity, and s'mores then this one is most definitely for you.
OK, so this is why skaters and BMXers are widely disliked by the general populace, but that doesn't make it any less hilarious. Oh, and in case you were wondering, this dude does bunny hop up the hard way, risking some serious sprocket and pedal contact in the process. Check it out.
With the long days and late nights starting to pile up, Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck bear down on their builds in the latest episode of Drift Garage. Forsberg gets to work installing a radiator, plumbing, and a new exhaust on his 370Z street machine while Tuerck continues to upgrade his beat-up S13 missile car with a new front suspension and adjustable rear arms. After logging some solid wrench time, the guys take a break to check out Tuerck’s 2JZ-powered Scion FR-S “street car” (which you might remember from last season of Tuerck'd) and then it's time for Forsberg's real test—firing up the modified 370Z for the first time. Tune it to see how it goes!
Check back in next Tuesday for responses to all your questions in the comments below (hint, hint), and the following Tuesday for episode 4 of Drift Garage.
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Last week the world got its first glimpse of a snowboard quadruple cork when Billy Morgan put down a backside 1800 variant, opening the controversial floodgates in the process. Now, just over 72 hours removed from that monumental chapter in snowboard history, French-Canadian booter boy Max Parrot added his own footnote with a motion-sickness inducing switch quadruple underflip 1620, which you can watch in all of its mind-numbing glory above. Morgan fans will note that Parrot's version was pretty much a straight quad backflip (a la Horgmo's earliest triples), while Parrot supporters will now doubt cite Morgan's hand-drag as cause for concern. No matter which way you splice it, however, both these tricks can be summed up with one simple word: Gnarly.
2 Chainz gets into all sorts of uber-expensive trouble in his GQ series "Most Expensiveist Shit", and yesterday was no different, with the ATL MC toking up a $10,000 bong in order to celebrate 4/20. Whether or not 2 Chainz realized it was 4/20 or was too faded to even care is probably beside the point, but from the looks of things, he enjoyed this "Picasso of bongs" all the same anyway.
Want to make drift triking gnarly? Here's an idea: Take it to the world's sketchiest streets, such as the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Lombard Street, or, as these crazy three-wheeled kiwis just did, Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand, the steepest residential thoroughfare on earth. This POV footage from the stunt showcases some seriously white-knuckle speed, which is all you need in order to make this stuff compelling. If that's your thing, then check it out.
We aren't sure what it is about French skateboarders that gives them the ability to cruise through hammers like they just stepped away from the local wine bar, but whatever it is, Max Geronzi has all of it. Just check out his part in the new Cliche vid, 'Gypsy Life', and you'll see what we mean. With heavy moves like switch tre flip lips on handrails and laid-back Euro lines to spare, this dude arrives like the second coming of Lucas Puig, which should be more that enough to catapult him to the top of your "2015 Breakout Skaters" list.
Tasmanian photographer Stu Gibson has been shooting surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding for over a decade now, but in recent years he has developed, in his own words, a full-on drone addiction and the stunning aerial portfolio to prove it. Gibson specializes in stills, but that doesn't make this video footage he captured of a surfer riding a knee-high runner for over a minute off the Tasmanian coast any less awesome. Sit back, chill out, and give it a watch.