April 7, 1996 |
Roxy the cat had the right idea, curling up in the sock drawer for a midday snooze. A light rain was falling outside; Stevie Nicks was on the stereo. The moment couldn't be more mellow. "Mom! Mmmom!" Cara-Beth Burnside was shouting from the kitchen. Relax? Who had time? Burnside had a plane to catch. Bags to pack. Calls to make. Calls to take. Forget the rainy day atmosphere--a professional snowboarder like Burnside can't afford to snooze. "Mom!" Burnside moaned. "I think this camera's wrecked.
September 15, 1999 |
As girls and young women increasingly hit the pavement, female skate stars are now being born. Cara-Beth Burnside may still rule the ramps after almost two decades (she took home $1,000 from the Jam on Sunday), but other skating women are now demanding their own props. Meet the sport's new queen of the streets (who claimed her own $1,000 from the street course): Athlete: Elissa Steamer. Specialty: street skateboarding (as opposed to ramp). Age: 23--and not too hung up to reveal that fact.
May 6, 2007 |
Stefanie Thomas Hometown: Satellite Beach, Fla. When did you start skating? I was 12. I was always a tomboy and saw some kids skating and it looked fun. I bought a used board off one of the skaters near me. I made ramps out in front of my house and skated in front of my house, skated curbs, tricks off of ledges that were waist high. Any skate idols? Kris Markovich. He skates faster than anyone, and he's gnarly. * Pamela Brodowski Hometown: Cardiff-by-the-Sea When did you start skating? In 1996.
February 11, 1998 |
The most important thing to know about the men's snowboarding halfpipe competition Thursday is who's not at the Winter Games. Norway's Terje Haakonsen. If you ask the Canadians, he's the Wayne Gretzky of the sport. If you ask the Americans, he's the Michael Jordan. "It's a disappointment for us that he's not here," the United States' leading medal contender, Todd Richards, said of the sport's most creative and artistic flier. "Naturally, we'd like for the best competition to be in the Olympics.
August 4, 2006 |
Women's skateboarders rode closer to X Games equality Thursday when Cara-Beth Burnside was awarded a $15,000 first prize for winning the women's vert competition at Staples Center. That was a $13,000 increase over last year's first prize and a $10,000 increase from the prize planned before Burnside and fellow skateboarder Mimi Knoop met Wednesday afternoon at Staples Center with ESPN executive John Skipper to discuss gender equity issues at the X Games.
August 3, 2006 |
Downtown construction has chewed up the parking lot at Staples Center, forcing X Games organizers to relocate several events to the Home Deport Center in Carson for this year's games, which run today through Sunday. The most prominent relocation is the seven-story tall mega ramp, which will be erected outside the Home Depot Center, which will also serve as home to the BMX park and the skateboard street courses.