Red Bull GRC: Skateboard icon Bucky Lasek earns first GRC podium (VIDEO)

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Bucky Lasek added yet another X Games medal to his trophy case Saturday in Austin, Texas. But this one was different.

After more than two decades of competition, the 41-year-old has established himself as one of the most decorated skateboarders on the planet. But two years ago, Lasek decided to give rallycross racing a try.

His progress in the sport was recognized in 2013 when he earned Red Bull Global Rallycross’ sportsmanship award, but he had yet to get that breakthrough finish for Subaru Rally Team USA.

On Saturday, it finally came as Lasek earned X Games silver – his first Red Bull GRC podium – behind winner Scott Speed at Circuit of the Americas.

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Afterwards, Lasek told the GRC’s official website that his new rallycross silver was “the hardest-fought medal I’ve ever had to work for.”

“It brings me to tears, I’m just holding them back,” he added. “My…

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X Games Austin 2014: 14 year old Tom Schaar wins Skateboard Big Air

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Day two wrapped with huge crowds as America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air took center stage and five of the sports best athletes fought windy conditions to prove who could show the best style, creativity and amplitude on massive ramp. At just 14-years-old, Tom Schaar claimed his first-ever gold with the night’s most impressive run – a memorable 720 over the gap into a 900 on the quarterpipe – earning him a score of 89.00.

As the second youngest gold medalist in X Games history, he beat out Big Air legend Bob Burnquist, who as most decorated X Games athlete in history with 27 total medals, added a silver to his collection with score of 88.00. Edgard Pereira rounded out the podium with a bronze-earning score of 87.00.

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Good Skater But Lousy Neighbor: San Juan Residents Tell Nyjah Huston We’ve Got A Problem

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (CBSLA.com)  — Nyjah Huston is considered one of the best skateboarders on the planet.

As neighbors go, he’s ranked a lot lower.

KCAL9’s Bobby Kaple spoke to some of the X Games superstars neighbors and to hear them tell it, Huston we have a problem.

Kaple said the neighbors complain about what they call the 19-year-old’s hard-partying lifestyle.

He lives in a multimillion-dollar home, but they think he’s a party animal.

“When the music’s blaring, you would think you were at Caesar’s Palace,” says neighbor Rob Morey.

Morey lives across the street from Huston and says the parties are constant and out of control.

“Doesn’t matter if it’s Monday or Tuesday … Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The parties have just been crazy. There are 200-300 people here on weekends. You can’t even pull a car down the middle of the street,” Morey said.

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Street League Skateboarding Prelims X Games Los Angeles 2013

Chris Cole Wins Street League Super Crown

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WEEKEND OFF DUTY

S O U T H B O U N D S U A R E Z

Weekend happenings//

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+ X Games had its final curtain call here in Los Angeles. It didn’t really go out with the bang that I had hoped it would, but it was almost fitting since it reflected the touchy state of action sports [in my opinion]. I’ve taken for granted the past 10 years of X in my backyard, so here’s to hoping that the train keeps chugging along and that Austin takes real good care of it. You’re always welcome back, X Games.

+ Message in the sky: if you squint really hard, you can make out the phrase “Don’t Do It” on the plane banner. A not so subtle message to The Swoosh.

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+ Our view from the skate street deck.

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+ Football’s back! Kind of…pre-season and all that stuff.

+ Sunday brunch with the girls at Public Kitchen. I’d give it a B.

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X Games Day 1 Results: Skateboard Big Air, Moto X Best Whip, Moto X Freestyle + More

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The Skateboard Big Air and Moto X events seemed to be the highlight of day 1 at the X Games. Skateboard Big Air, which was held at the Irwindale Event Center, saw fan-favorite Bob Burnquist take a nasty spill that left him injured, but not enough to stop him from taking home the bronze. 13-year old Tom Schaar blew spectators minds and walked away with the silver, while Elliot Sloan pulled off some HUGE 540’s and 720’s for the gold.

Back at the Staples Center, the Moto X Best Whip event featured the first-ever female competitor, Vicki Golden, who left with a bronze medal in the fan-voted competition. Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg received 24% – good enough for second place – while Josh Hansen walked away with the gold medal after receiving 42% of the votes.

X Games Invading Downtown LA, Irwindale With Action Sports & Music This Thursday-Sunday

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Summer X Games 2014

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The bid is in! The live music capitol of the world, Austin, Texas, will be the next host for the summer X Games for the next four years. Next spring, skateboarding, BMXing, motocross, and rally cars will hit the Austin scene at the newly built Circuit of the Americas. After eight months of planning and one wicked bid day to show support, ESPN judges voted in favor of Austin and actually added an extra year to the event. As an extra bonus, some events will be featured downtown near the capitol. After Eleven years of being hosted in L.A. its time for Texas to make its mark.

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