Extreme Sports

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Bikers, Skateboarders Tug of War Over Skate Park

    Despite 78,000 square feet of ramps, rails, pipes and pyramids, Houston skateboarders believe the city's newest skatepark still isn't big enough to share with BMXers. Spring Skate Park currently stands at Kuykendahl and Rankin as America's largest statepark. Opening day last week drew huge crowds o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Steve Olson Has Come a Long Way From Appearing In Devo Videos

    To be sure, Steve Olson is the modern equivalent of a renaissance man with a street edge: he is a man of action, not bulky proclamations, weak dribbling philosophy or crimped visions. He steadfastly helped revolutionize skateboarding in the late 1970s, brainstormed the clothing line SOS, was cast in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Houston Bucket List - 100 Things To Do in Houston Before You Die: The Death Train

    The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose only items unique to ... More >>

  • Music

    July 11, 2013

    Another Skate of Mind

    The Jamail Skatepark ignites Houston's music culture.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Another Skate of Mind: The Jamail Skatepark Ignites Houston Music Culture

    This article was written by David Ensminger. Downtown Houston's Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park, like a plethora of other skate sites across the globe, is a gripping locale that merges edge-culture sports and underground music. It reflects an earlier era of Thrasher videos from the 1980s, when skate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Dirt, Clay, Mud and Cheerleaders

    TGIF, my children. It's time to rev up the weekend and get yo butt in gear. You may want to lie around on your couch watching the Final Four or spend some time absorbing "culture" at a "museum." I say blow all that crap out of the water with an ass kicking good time like any red blooded American. Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Largest Skate Park in America Being Built Near Greenspoint

    When I tell people I grew up near Greenspoint, they jokingly respond, "Oh, you mean Gunspoint?" Thing is, I'm old. Well, I'm not OLD old, but I'm old enough to have grown up in a neighborhood just north of Greenspoint Mall that was more like living in the country than a demilitarized zone as it beca ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Spike Jonze's Top 9 Music Videos

    There's no doubt that Spike Jonze is an enigma of a director and artist. He's worked in all types of mediums: he filmed bullriders at the Astrodome, changed the world of skateboard videography, and visually recreated the brilliance of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are. Plus, he's made us al ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Two Local Helmetless Teen Skaters Suffer Life-Threatening Brain Injuries

    ​Tara Csatlos is 16 years old, but her vision is equivalent to a 40-year-old's. In the past year, she has almost died several times, traveled back and forth to Illinois to see medical specialists and dropped out of spring semester at Cypress Woods High School. All of this due to a freak skateb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The Best Tony Hawk Video Game Soundtracks

    ​It sounds like heresy to most older folks, this writer included, but for about the past decade, a lot of younger gamers have been discovering punk rock, ska, and classic and indie hip-hop through the Tony Hawk series of skateboarding video games. The idea may be repellent to those of us who r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Free Concerts Keep Skateboarding And Rock Connected

    Disfrutalo!​"The genesis of the Skate & Rock Free Concert Series was to bring live music into our skate park," says Barry Blumenthal, a skater who helped put together the upcoming concert series and also assisted in raising funds to build the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark just west of downtown. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Johnny Romano Skate Jam: World's Largest Skatebording Charity Event

    Photos by Taylor Turner​Every year Southside Skate Park brings together fans and amateur and professional skateboarders from all over the country to raise money for a good cause. South Shore Distribution hosted the 14th Annual Johnny Romano Skate Jam at Southside Skate Park Saturday, November ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    No Boat, No Problem: Wakeboarding Alternative Coming To Houston Next Spring

    Photo courtesy of Wake Nation"Uh, where's my boat?"​What's a wakeboarder to do when his access to a boat is strangled? Or when the local rivers, San Jacinto and Trinity, are closed off for, say, a piranha infestation? (Never say never!)Beginning in spring 2011, Houston wakeboarders, waterskiers an ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009
  • Music

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Summer Session at the Skatepark

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThe Kingpinz Summer Session will soon be underway at the Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark tomorrow afternoon. Skater or not, the contest will be fascinating to watch, as the two events -- grommet run and best trick throwdown -- will feature some of the slickest skatin ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2007

    Skating By

    How weird. PUSH's site no longer calls us the Houston DePressing. Barry Blumenthal was at it again today, beating his drums for the proposed public skate park in Houston proper. He and his group, Public Use Skateparks for Houston, aka PUSH, have been trying to raise money to fund the park. To d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Get On Board

    Finally, skaters, an art show for you. It's art for your daily grind. Tonight Commerce Street Artists Warehouse hosts "Houston, Are You Board?," a skate deck art auction benefiting Public Use Skate parks for Houston (P.U.S.H.). Up for grabs (get it grabs, it's a skateboard — never mind) a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005

    Roll Aid

    It's an all-day skate-apalooza at the Texas Skate Jam

  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    Skate Bored

    The Z-Boys roll into Dogtown again, and truth is cooler than fiction

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Jane's a-DJ

    Alterna-god Perry Farrell's been caught spinning

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2005

    Ballsy Bikers

    Supercross riders crash 'n' burn for your pleasure at Reliant Stadium

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Wet Kisses

    Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Golden Boy

    Morgan Faulkner may be the best surfer Texas ever kicked out

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2004

    Biking Dirty

    BMXers eat dirt and catch air

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Do the Indie Thing

    WorldFest celebrates the obscure

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003

    Smoking the Halfpipe

    Top skateboarders, BMXers and motocrossers do trippy tricks

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Long Shot Against Longhorns

    Rice squares off against UT for first time this century

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Chop Talk

    Houston remains embroiled in what to do about Memorial Park

  • Culture

    June 5, 2003

    Idiot Savant

    Brad Tucker retains a quirky, casual approach as he tinkers with his art

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Reeling from Wheeling

    Sleepy Waller wrestles over rights for skateboarders

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Hell on Wheels

    Breanna Brand rides out the legacy of Frog Town and family splits in her feisty race toward the BMX finish line

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Skate Park

    Vans Skate Park

  • Film

    August 15, 2002

    Cruel Summer

    Looking for fun? Crush will leave you blue.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Adventure Race Series

    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Races

  • Culture

    August 17, 2000

    Hot Wheels

    Or: How Tony Hawk turned skateboarding into a multimillion-dollar international obsession

  • Film

    April 29, 1999
  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Taking the Waves

    A tale of love, life and longboarding

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Biked Out

    Time may be up for the Ho Chi Minh Trail

  • Music

    December 29, 1994

    News from Nowhere

    Clearing the desk for the New Year, and other excuses for a column

  • News

    June 30, 1994
  • Film

    June 16, 1994

    Surfing Safari

    Bruce Brown goes back to the beach to hang ten, again

  • News

    June 9, 1994
  • News

    May 19, 1994

    Panic in Memorial Park

    Cyclists say wait Ho Chi Minh-ute

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