With San Fran's most legendary hunk of waxed-up plaster set be demolished in the name of rebirth and renovation, Thrasher stepped up this weekend for one last session: Bust or Bail 2: The Ripper at Clipper. With plenty of cash and pros to go around, the tricks were flying fast and loose, starting with tribute hammers and ending with a trio of mind-melting NBDs courtesy of Shane O'Neill (obviously), Paul Hart (duh), and Jaws (of course). Even if you hate goodbyes, you're going to want to check this one out.
Forsberg and Tuerck kick things off with a question about fuel allotments during Formula Drift events. Then it’s on to questions about tire sizes on the 370Z, how many pounds of boost the boys typically run, whether Chris uses stock brakes on his Z, what horsepower the Tuerck's missile registered, why Ryan bothers putting side-panels on his missile when he always ends up smashing them up, and how Forsberg managed to do a standing burnout without pulling the rear taillight fuse.
Check in next Tuesday, 6/2 for Episode 6 of Drift Garage.
Skateboarders Garret Spurlock, Richie Amador, and friends skate the Westchester 5-stair in this week's episode of NKA Project. These dudes upped the ante by adding a bike rack at the bottom of the stairs and go for broke. Watch as they drop some solid hammers over this wacky obstacle.
As if the world of wingsuit jumping wasn't batshit crazy enough already, Red Bull's Skydive Team decided to launch themselves on an incredible proximity flight over Indonesia's Mount Bromo, which just so happens to be an active freaking volcano. I don't need to tell you what would happen if, by some massive coincidence, the volcano decided to erupt at the most inopportune moment, but thankfully everything went according to plan. Enjoy it, you nuts.
You just don't mess with a classic. 25 years ago Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Gary Busey changed the way we thought about Hollywood surf movies. And now Hollywood is trying to remake that classic.
Yes, you'll see in this new Point Break that the '90s cheese is absent and the CGI is everything we've come to expect from an action movie made in 2015. We also get a Utah and Bodhi story that doesn't just center around surfing, so it's cool to see dirt bikes, wingsuits, and other "extreme sports" being put up on the big screen together. And we're sure the storyline (while completely disregarding the existence of the first movie) will be pretty good, too. Plus, if for nothing else we'll get to see some of that crazy Teahupoo footage when they shut the break down for days to film during an insane swell.
The new Point Break hits theaters Christmas Day, and we'll probably be there to see it.
"Anything that is worth pursuing is going to require us to suffer, just a little bit."—Chris Burkard
Chris Burkard was quickly becoming one of the go-to surf photographers years ago. But it was becoming monotonous to him, despite traveling to these exotic locations with their fancy hotels and WiFi. Then a surf trip to Iceland of all places changed his perspective on it, as well as the places he would continue to travel to.
Now, he only finds himself at home when in sub-zero temperatures with harsh conditions. And he's also transcended beyond surf photographer into the realm of one of the world's foremost adventure photographers. Hear his TED Talk about finding joy in cold water surfing.
We talk a lot about Run the Jewels in these parts, largely because they are doing twice as much (beating up stage attackers, lecturing at MIT, making cat-sound remixes) than most other rappers in the game. This raw performance of their 2013 bonus track "Pew Pew Pew" for Jack Daniel's Uncut Sessions, however, might just be the coolest extra-curricular yet, finding both El-P and Killer Mike in total take-no-prisoners mode. If you're into no-bullshit hip-hop hi-jinx, then grab those headphones and turn this thing up.
This badass Nissan Laurel C33 knows how to lay down a proper burnout. Thanks from the guys at Project Touge, go give them a follow on YouTube.
Death pebbles are not only one of skateboarding's greatest injustices, but also one its most unassuming hazards. We've showed you what happens when they lurk on the run-ups to gaps in the past, but consider this even crazier death pebble-induced slam a helpful reminder to always look (and sweep) before you leap.
Johnny Atencio might not even be able to drive yet, but thanks to this rail-heavy welcome part for Shadow and Subrosa, he is definitely rolling nonetheless. If you're into massive rails, rugged slams, and some of the gnarliest crank arm grinds ever caught on tape, then sit back, relax, and enjoy.