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Fully Flared Changed Skateboarding for Me | XG Grind & Unwind Ep. 56 w/ Mike Mo Capaldi
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Fully Flared Changed Skateboarding for Me | XG Grind & Unwind Ep. 56 w/ Mike Mo Capaldi

Today we're digging in with skate royalty: Mike Mo. We get into everything from memorable moments from "Fully Flared" to skate rumors in the industry. Mike reflects on his transition from a professional skater to an entrepreneur with ventures like Glassy Eyewear and Crailtap. Mike is unique in that he had an iconic video part that set his career into a skyrocket, making him one of the most recognized skaters to come out of the video at the time. As a relatively unknown skater back then, this flip to fame came harder than he expected and was a bit of a distraction to the skating. Learn how he overcame the distraction, came to collect cards, and reflect on his childhood heroes. All this and more on this week's Grind and Unwind. Follow Mike: https://www.instagram.com/mikemo/?hl=en Follow Gary: https://www.instagram.com/gcode_tb4l/?hl=en ____ X Games — your destination for all things action sports, music, lifestyle and everything in between. Visit our official homepage at http://xgames.com for more coverage and highlights. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/XGames Check us on Social @XGames: Instagram ► https://instagram.com/xgames TikTok ► https://www.tiktok.com/@XGames Twitter ► https://twitter.com/xgames Facebook ► https://facebook.com/XGames Twitch ► https://www.twitch.tv/xgames Snapchat ► @xgames Text Us! ► (772) 494-2637 Thanks for watching #XGames! Chapters: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:01:00 - Guest intro 0:04:25 - Growing up in Simi Valley 008:09 - Older brother staring skating first 0:11:13 - Mastering tricks by doing 100 in a row 100 tricks in a row 0:13:35 - Filming street clips at 13 yrs old 0:16:25 - Social anxiety 0:22:50 - What tricks can't you do? 0:27:05 - Best trick ever done 0:30:00 - Inspired by PJ Ladd 0:35:00 - Filming for Fully Flared 0:41:50 - Not a fan of my Pretty Sweet Part 0:43:25 - Starting Glassy Eyewear 0:51:02 - Skate rumors 0:55:30 - Basketball card collection 1:02:12 - Gary Rogers is 42 yrs old 1:03:37 - Mt. rushmore 1:06:44 - If Micheal Jordan walks in the room 1:08:50 - Beating Chris Cole and Nyjah in skate 1:10:20 - EA Skate 4 M corp 1:1 :23 - Kind words 1:13:38 - Million bars
Tony Hawk's Vert Alert Full Weekend Recap
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Tony Hawk's Vert Alert Full Weekend Recap

The “Utah Sports Commission presents Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert: Road to X Games” is a FREE two-day vert skateboarding competition and Legends Demo which attracts the best vert skateboarders from around the world, past and present. This year’s event is at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at the University of Utah. Back again this year is the chance to qualify to X Games California 2024. Watch the video for this year’s new qualifying format in partnership with Skatepark of Tampa. Skaters: Men: MOTO SHIBATA JIMMY WILKINS RONY GOMES REEF ORLANDO ELLIOT SLOAN GUI KHURY KEEFER WILSON JD SANCHEZ SOYA INOMATA THOMAS AUGUSTO COLLIN GRAHAM AO NISHIKAWA MITCHIE BRUSCO ASH WILCOMES SHEA DONOVAN ROB LORIFICE EMA KAWAKAMI BEAVER FLEMING YURO NAGAHARA Women: ASAHI KAIHARA ARISA TREW YUZUKI MIZOTE JADA WARD MIA KRETZER MIZUHO HASEGAWA LILLY ERICKSON KATELYN WEST LILLY STOEPHASIUS AALIYAH WILSON JUNO MATSUOKA CARLIN MAKIBBEN JOEY YARBROUGH KEIRA ELLIS ____ X Games — your destination for all things action sports, music, lifestyle and everything in between. Visit our official homepage at http://xgames.com for more coverage and highlights. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/XGames Check us on Social @XGames: Instagram ► https://instagram.com/xgames TikTok ► https://www.tiktok.com/@XGames Twitter ► https://twitter.com/xgames Facebook ► https://facebook.com/XGames Twitch ► https://www.twitch.tv/xgames Snapchat ► @xgames Text Us! ► (772) 494-2637 Thanks for watching #XGames!
Packing up Life to Chase Street Dreams | XG Grind & Unwind Ep. 54 w/Ronnie Kessner
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Packing up Life to Chase Street Dreams | XG Grind & Unwind Ep. 54 w/Ronnie Kessner

This week, we have an incredible guest, Ronnie Kessner, who joined us after a special request from our chat. Ronnie talks about his journey to becoming a professional skateboarder, the influence of his older brother, and his experiences skating iconic spots like Love Park in Philadelphia. We also dive into his transition from the East Coast to California, where he found himself skating with legends and eventually joining April Skateboards. Plus, get the details on Ronnie's upcoming event in Atlantic City. Tune in for an inspiring conversation and don't forget to grab your tickets for X Games Ventura from June 28th through the 30th! Get tix here: https://www.xgames.com/events/x-games-ventura-2024/tickets Follow Ronnie: https://www.instagram.com/ronniekessner/?hl=en Follow Gary: https://www.instagram.com/gcode_tb4l/?hl=en ____ X Games — your destination for all things action sports, music, lifestyle and everything in between. Visit our official homepage at http://xgames.com for more coverage and highlights. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/XGames Check us on Social @XGames: Instagram ► https://instagram.com/xgames TikTok ► https://www.tiktok.com/@XGames Twitter ► https://twitter.com/xgames Facebook ► https://facebook.com/XGames Twitch ► https://www.twitch.tv/xgames Snapchat ► @xgames Text Us! ► (772) 494-2637 Thanks for watching #XGames! Chapters: 0:00:00 - Cold Open 0:05:20 - Guest intro 0:10:35 - Kessner family fireplace business 0:18:40 - First part filmed at 9yrs old 0:19:52 - Riding for connetic skateshop 0:23:25 - Inspired by Tom Asta & Ishod 0:24:47 - How to progress style on a skateboard 0:26:45 - Moving to california 0:31:00 - Driving cross country 15 times 0:33:40 - First skate crew in San Deigo 0:35:50 - Moving to long beach 0:38:55 - Running into Pros at Cherry 0:41:00 - Skating with the Element team 0:44:24 - The start of April Skateboards 0:48:22 - Getting on New Balance 0:51:53 - Skating with Shane Oniell 0:53:54 - Curating a trick 0:56:33 - Mt. rushmore 0:58:43 - Fav games moment 1:01:12 - Kind words 1:02:55 - Million bars 1:05:38 - Outro
Getting Sober & Starting Shake Junt | XG Grind & Unwind w/ Shane Heyl Ep. 53
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Getting Sober & Starting Shake Junt | XG Grind & Unwind w/ Shane Heyl Ep. 53

In this episode, Shane Heyl dives into the formation of a tight-knit skateboarding community on Warner Street, where multiple skate crews, including Baker Skateboards, P*ss Drunks, and Shake Junt came together. Shane talks about his role as an outsider who became part of the family without initially having the skill set or self-belief to match the others. The boys dive into the evolution of their involvement in the skate scene, and the creation of the Shake Junt. Sobriety played a pivotal role in his journey, shifting his focus towards building a supportive community and giving back to the skateboarding culture. Shane is a great example of emphasizing the balance between personal growth and community contribution, showcasing the power of skateboarding beyond just the sport itself. Follow Shane: https://www.instagram.com/shaneheyl_ Follow Gary: https://www.instagram.com/gcode_tb4l ____ X Games — your destination for all things action sports, music, lifestyle and everything in between. Visit our official homepage at http://xgames.com for more coverage and highlights. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/XGames Check us on Social @XGames: Instagram ► https://instagram.com/xgames TikTok ► https://www.tiktok.com/@XGames Twitter ► https://twitter.com/xgames Facebook ► https://facebook.com/XGames Twitch ► https://www.twitch.tv/xgames Snapchat ► @xgames Text Us! ► (772) 494-2637 Thanks for watching #XGames! Chapters: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:04:09 - GUEST INTRO 0:04:04 - GROWING UP IN LONG BEACH 0:06:54 - MOVING TO ARIZONA 0:08:42 - ETHNICITY? 0:10:04 - EARLY 90'S INFLUENCES 0:16:30 - GETTING SOBER 0:19:5 - MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME 0:23:31 - MEETING THE BAKER BOYS 0:25:00 - BAKER SKATEBOARDS IS BORN 0:27:15 - CONTEST SKATERS & SKATE CULTURE 0:31:50 - BUILDING A PLATFORM THAT GIVES BACK 0:33:00 - HOW SHAKE JUNT BEGAN 0:38:00 - CHICKEN BONE NOWISON 0:40:11 - TURNING PRO FOR BAKER 0:43:33 - THOUGHTS ON 2024 SKATEBOARDING 0:44:52 - LEARNING TO GIVE BACK 0:50:29 - TOY MACHINE "REAL LIFE SICKS" 0:55:01 - SKATE VIDEOS ARE OVERSATURATED 0:56:01 - MOUNT RUSHMORE 1:00:30 - FAVORITE X GAMES MOMENT 1:02:05 - 1 MILLION BARS 1:04:54 - KIND WORDS 1:05:30 - OUTRO