If you love Star Wars and skating, Vans has some gear for you. The new Vans x Star Wars collection of skate shoes and lifestyle wear brings your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away — like Yoda and Darth Vader — as well as artwork from the movies to the classic Vans sneaker.
Check out some looks from the collection (including a weird Hawaiian-print shoe with a bunch of hidden Yodas). But first: Chewbacca skateboarding!
Nine-year-old Sabre Norris from New South Wales, Australia, can't ride a bike. But she's big into skateboarding. And when she was out on the half pipe recently she landed her first 540. She told the website The Berrics that she tried 74 times that day before finally pulling off the trick. "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," Sabre said. And, of course, her parents were there to capture the moment on video. It's a great clip, not just because it shows her pulling the trick off but also because we get to see her mess up, fall, and get right back on the board.
Chris Cole has been one of the best professional boarders since he joined the “big leagues” in 2002, and he hasn’t slowed down since. Cole won back-to-back X Games gold medals in 2006 and 2007 and has been named Skate of the Year" twice in his career. Last year, he was the overall Street League Super Crown World Champion.
Cole has been skating since he was 14, and he's reached the top of the sport through hard work, determination, and a fun-loving attitude. He stopped by Sports Illustrated Kids recently to talk with Kid Reporter Amiri Tulloch about his career, his future plans, and how kids can get started in skateboarding.
Watch the video interview below!
The second season of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kicked off on Saturday. And while kids across the country were watching Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael get into wild new adventures, the creators of the show were in New York to meet fans and talk about the show at New York Comic Con.
At Comic Con, Sports Illustrated Kids spoke with Greg Cipes — who is the voice of Michelangelo — and executive producer Ciro Nieli about one of the Turtles’ favorite activities: Skateboarding. Greg and Ciro talked about how much of the skating is based on real life (a lot of it!), why they think the Turtles skate (it’s the ninja sport!), and what kids show know if they want to shred like the Turtles (wear pads!).
Check out this clip of the Turtles skating around New York, then read the interview with Greg and Ciro. Cowabunga, dudes!
Hold on to your seats! The SI Kids IN YOUR FACE 3D App is throwing you right into the action. You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate the exciting 3D photographs that jump out from your iPad. Based on the popular book, these 3D photos will truly make you feel like you’re part of the game. Get ready to catch a pass from Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, block a shot with NBA star Carlos Boozer, and cruise down a mountain with Olympic snowboarders.
The Skate It franchise goes portable once again this May, courtesy of Skate It for the iPhone.
Now... anyone familiar with the franchise might have doubts about such a port. And with good reason! Skate It's (the console version) dual-analog control scheme would appear to be a poor fit for the iPhone's touchscreen set-up.
Luckily for us, EA Sports appears to have developed an effecient workaround...More »
Just in case there wasn't already enough coolness streaming across television screens this weekend (NBA All-Star Weekend, 2010 Winter Olympics), Nike has decided to make all of our viewing choices even more complicated with a new commercial. It's not supposed to air until tonight... but this is the internet age! Who waits to see commercials on TV nowadays?
This one's called Human Chain, and is meant to showcase the determination and drive that can be found in all great athletes, regardless of sport.More »