Extra Reps: SI Edge's Weekly Picks
In this week's edition of Extra Reps, we've got a bunch of noteworthy gear, incredible videos, including one of a 9-year-old skateboarder chic who busts out a 540 like you've never seen before, the first dog to ever go BASE jumping, bringing the Screamin' Sasquatch back in action and much more.
9-Year-Old Girl Lands Epic 540 to Start Her Career
Via The Berrics: Skateboarding is getting crazy! Nine-year-old Sabre Norris from New South Wales, Australia just landed her first 540 on vert. Here's the story in her own words:
"My skating all started because I wasn't allowed to get a bike because we don't have a garage. So my mum bought us skateboards instead. I started from rolling down my dad's business car park. I've been skating for about 3 years. My favorite trick is a 540. I watched Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins do it on the internet, and I just had to do it. That was my 75th attempt of the day. Every time I tried one and didn't land it I put a rock on the table. It ended up being my 75th rock. I was frothing. I did some 720s too. Not proper. I called it 540 to revert to splat. I didn't cry though. My goal is to do 100 of them before this Saturday. I'm up to 75. I still can't ride a bike, but I can do a 540."
The World's First BASE Jumping Dog
Filmmaker and adventurer Dean Potter doesn't always BASE jump alone. Sometimes he takes the plunge with his dog, Whisper, strapped to his back. This trailer features wingsuit flight footage from Potter's film "When Dogs Fly."
Roxy and Quiksilver Team Up to Bring Top Flight Flip-Flops for a Good Cause
Action sports brands Roxy and Quiksilver used the help of teenage customers at Flip Flop Shops to create custom-made designs that will raise funds for the American Heart Association. Annie Gavilanes, 14, of Daytona Beach, Florida, designed the brightly yellow Quiksilver winner and Amanda Monroe, 19, of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, used pink to accent her black-and-white Roxy design. The two companies will donate money from the sale of each limited edition flip flop to support the AHA's My Heart. My Life. effort. — Tim Newcomb
Nike Drops the P-Rod 8 Just in Time for the Summer
Nike unveiled its latest skateboarding shoe, the P-ROD 8, set for release on June 21, designed with 360 degrees of Nike's Lunarlon foam. By upping the use of Lunarlon, designers worked to create a cushioned shoe, but one full of protection and support. Nike wove in Flywire cables to help build the Paul Rodriguez signature shoe, the first Nike rider who ever received a Nike SB signature. The outsole traction pattern was specifically designed for extra grip during flicks and flips. — Tim Newcomb
Kiteboarding in Aruba Looks Awesome
Aruba's clear blue water and constant trade winds make it one of the premier spots in the world for wind sports, and these guys definitely know how to have fun.
Beats By Dre Releases New Solo 2 Headphones
Beats by Dre has blown up over the past few years, with their commercials featuring some of the top athletes in the world, cancelling out the noise of the fans of opposing teams. Now, the new Solo 2 headphones are dropping and we're sure to see a new line of commercials featuring guys like Colin Kaepernick, Kevin Garnett and Richard Sherman.
The Screamin' Sasquatch Takes on the Bethpage Air Show
The Screamin' Sasquatch, a jet-assisted biplane, took the show at the 2014 Bethpage Federal Credit Union Airshow on Memorial Day Weekend.
Genuine Thermos Promises Hot Coffee in Overnight Challenge
To show the how well the heat retention capabilities of Thermos brand vacuum insulated bottles are, the Genuine Thermos brand decided to test out their gear by overnight shipping some of the country's best hot coffee to contest winners in the United States throughout the year. If you feel like you need some hot coffee in the morning and want to see just how well Thermos' work, visit their facebook page to learn more.