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Amiri Tulloch

Skateboarder Chris Cole Keeps It Fun While Winning Championships

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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!
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Shredding with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Comic Con

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  • Dante A. Ciampaglia
  • October 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

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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!
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Adam Apsan

Will Nyjah Huston Win SLS Gold?

At 16 years of age, pro skater Nyjah Huston has already won second-place in the X-games and won every street league competition up to date. Nyjah was the youngest ever skateboarder to compete in the X-Games and he is an entrepreneur, owning his own skateboard company called I&I Skateboards.

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Adam Apsan

Q&A with Skateboarding Legend Matt Rodriguez

I had a chance to sit down with skateboarding legend Matt Rodriguez at the Journeys Backyard BBQ in Woodbridge, NJ.
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Download the New SI Kids 3D App Now!

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.


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Duane Munn

Sneak Peek: Skate It (iPhone)

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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...

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Scott Jones

Tony Hawk Set to Revolutionize Skating Games

Let's be honest: No matter how much of a fan you are, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series has been running on fumes the past few years. The last few Hawk games have been decent enough, but still couldn't hold a candle to EA's more innovative skate franchise. (If you haven't played skate 2, you're missing out on one of the great sports games of last year. Go play it. Like, now!)

The Sports Gamer recently heard rumors that there would be a "new, revolutionary Tony Hawk game" before the end of the year. I thought, I've heard that before.

Enter Tony Hawk Ride, the 10th in the Hawkman's series of games. And--surprise, surprise--it looks like it might finally deliver on this whole "revolutionary" thing.

Watch the trailer above and keep reading for a pic of the game’s unique new control system.

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