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Danny Way Reveals His Next Stunt for the 2020 Olympic Games

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Danny Way has yet to appear on one of the many skate podcasts until now. Somehow, Andy Roy managed to get the Mega Ramp innovator to sit down for a nearly two-hour conversation in the latest episode of Ripride. Wonders never cease. At the 22:56 mark, Way reveals his next stunt that he’s planning to do for the opening of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

I’ve got this thing I’m working on right now in Tokyo. I’m trying to jump off a blimp into a quarterpipe. I’ve jumped off some shit into a ramp before. It’s not really that serious. This is like taking the helicopter thing; and building a ramp that’s three times as big; and jumping out of it five times higher. Right now, the hypothetical design is a 70-foot tall quarterpipe and a 50-foot drop. So it’s like 13 stories. I’m at a stage of my career where I’m like, “Why inch my way up to where I’m going?” I don’t have time for that shit. I might not be able to build one of these again. So I may as well put it all on the line… I’m trying to do this right before the opening ceremony of the Olympics on ESPN.

This sounds wild. We’re definitely tuning in.

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‘Good Work’ Episode Features Lisa Whitaker and Meow Skateboards

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Skater Lisa Whitaker narrated how she started Meow Skateboards in this episode of “Good Work”.

She also related how she got introduced to skateboarding and how she founded Girls Skate Network in 2003.

Whitaker started her skateboard company in 2012. Now, Meow has more than a dozen talents including Vanessa Torres, Mariah Duran and Kristin Ebeling.

“Lisa has always been the catalyst for women skateboarding”, says Torres who was one of the first skaters to join Meow’s roster.

Produced by Red Bull, the Good Work series features skater-owned and operated businesses.

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Monster Energy’s Aspire-Inspire Episode Features Mami Tezuka

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Get to know more about Mami Tezuka in this episode of Aspire-Inspire by Monster Energy.

Surrounded by skaters growing up, Mami showed interest in skateboarding at around the age of three.

She started participating in competitions abroad in 2017. In 2021, she won silver in the X Games Women’s Skateboarding part. She landed third place in X Games Chiba 2022.

Fellow Monster Energy rider and friend Lizzie Armanto describes Mami as easy-going, fun to be around, and inspiring. “When I’m around her, I want to push myself better,”

Tezuka admits that she enjoys filming video parts more enjoyable than participating in contests.

“Competition is kind of stressful for me”, Mami said. But added that she does enjoy seeing everyone at contests.

“Filming part is more fun for me…it doesn’t to be hard, tricky trick, but you can see the style and progress of the skating”, explained Mami.

I want to inspire girl skaters and young people. Do what you love and then don’t be afraid to be yourself.

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Aspire-Inspire is a mini-documentary series by Monster Energy. Previous episodes featured Aurelien Giraud, Kelvin Hoefler, Rune Glifberg, Ayumu Hirano, Nyjah Huston, and Matt Berger.

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The Nine Club Features Elliot Sloan

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Elliot Sloan narrated how he injured his neck while doing a 900 and his other worst slams on the ramp in this episode of The Nine Club podcast.

He also talked about getting into vert and then mega ramp, building his own vert and mini mega ramp in his own backyard, and hosting the X Games in his backyard among other things in the two-hour podcast.

Sloan is a four-time X Games Big Air gold medalist. In the recent X Games held in his backyard, he landed second place in the debut of the Mega Ramp category and first in the Skateboard Vert Best Trick.

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