Recent Action Sports News
Seb Toots: Meet the big stage. Oakley’s young snowboard star and X Games phemom just released a new video part. But this isn’t just any clip. This one hit the front page of ESPN.com today. With a wave of the new generation of snowboarders invading the scene and changing the face of the sport, it’s only appropriate that the Worldwide Leader in Sports highlight our Canadian ripper – as he’s definitely one of the faces – if not the face of the new guard.
Love and Guts continues to smash its way from coast to coast. Oakley’s killer skate-art show tour dropped into NYC last Thursday night. The much anticipated Artist Collaboration with Juxtapoz Magazine creator Robert Williams – and his heavy ties to Skateboarding’s past and present – brought photography from 30 years of Thrasher Magazine to the Lower East Side.
The Pro Wakeboard Tour hit Texas. And as expected, it was big. Case in point: Oakley Wake Team Star Amber Wing, whose 66.77 score topped fellow O Team Ripper Nicola Butler to take command of the Pro Women’s Queen of Wake point standings (290 points). “I thought Nicola had it; I was cheering for her,” Amber said, rocking her Oakley gear and eyewear. “But I did my run, stood up both my passes and came out on top. I’m really pumped to win this tour stop.” In the Pro Men’s Division, O’s young phenom Harley Clifford threw down as always amidst a talent-packed heat in the finals – including fellow Oakley rider and rail master Oli Derome. Harley’s 95.00 score after a killer run seemed to have seal the deal. But the former King of Wake Points Leader was edged by Phil Soven, whose 95.50 narrowly took the victory.