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December 6, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
"Waiting for Lightning" is a portrait of the extreme-sports superstar Danny Way, centered on his 2005 effort to leap over the Great Wall of China on a skateboard using an enormous megaramp to accomplish the stunt. Unfortunately, the athlete himself simply isn't much of a presence in this documentary, even as the film aims to celebrate him. Why it took some seven years to bring this story to screen is unclear. As the film uses the buildup and preparations to the jump as its structuring spine, people speak of Way as if he's already dead, often talking for him when he could be responding for himself (he is still alive and well and interviewed in the film)
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July 31, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
It has been six years, but fans still ask Jake Brown the same questions: "How did it feel? What was going through your head? How are you still alive?" It's understandable, but how Brown walked away from a 45-foot free fall really isn't. It has become the main part of his legacy in the skateboarding big air event - not landing the first ollie 720, winning a gold medal after years of trying or skating on two broken ribs in Barcelona earlier this year. "I haven't really seen too much of that change.
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July 31, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
It has been six years, but fans still ask Jake Brown the same questions: "How did it feel? What was going through your head? How are you still alive?" It's understandable, but how Brown walked away from a 45-foot free fall really isn't. It has become the main part of his legacy in the skateboarding big air event - not landing the first ollie 720, winning a gold medal after years of trying or skating on two broken ribs in Barcelona earlier this year. "I haven't really seen too much of that change.
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December 8, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Skateboard legend Danny Way is the subject of a new documentary, "Waiting for Lightning" by Jake Rosenberg, which follows his career from childhood to a spectacular 2005 jump over the Great Wall of China. The native Californian based in Encinitas is known for imagining and executing extraordinary jumps, such as his 2008 "bomb drop" from a helicopter onto a ramp. The documentary is structured around your jump over the Great Wall of China . How long had you had that dream and what prompted it?
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January 19, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their shins are bruised and bleeding, but that's a given in this endeavor: flying straight up 12-foot-high walls, throwing the body eight or 10 feet into the air, deftly turning a somersault or two in the ozone, then miraculously landing upright on the small, speeding projectile known as a skateboard. They perform eye-popping, "intense air" tricks again and again, until they get tired or they "slam" (crash)--whichever comes first.
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December 8, 2012 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Skateboard legend Danny Way is the subject of a new documentary, "Waiting for Lightning" by Jake Rosenberg, which follows his career from childhood to a spectacular 2005 jump over the Great Wall of China. The native Californian based in Encinitas is known for imagining and executing extraordinary jumps, such as his 2008 "bomb drop" from a helicopter onto a ramp. The documentary is structured around your jump over the Great Wall of China . How long had you had that dream and what prompted it?
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April 24, 2005 | Leslie Gornstein, Special to The Times
What's it going to take to get Chinese kids onto skateboards? Jumping the Great Wall? It's a good start. American skater Danny Way, one of the hottest names in the sport, plans to take his reputation for vertical insubordination to the world's most famous barrier this summer.
SPORTS
August 5, 2007 | Pete Thomas
Jake Brown was groggy from all the medication, but he knew where he hurt. "My wrist is pretty sore and my back and neck feel like I've been through a car accident," he said Saturday morning during a phone interview. "I guess I've got a fracture in one of my vertebras, but it's pretty minor supposedly, so I came out all right." Brown, 32, is fortunate to be alive after crash landing from more than 45 feet during Thursday night's skateboarding big air competition.
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May 11, 1997 | Michael Walker
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June 5, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Brian Keith Patch, a 36-year-old skateboarder who starred in the X Games, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Patch faces a pretrial hearing July 24 on the single felony count of lewd acts with a child. Prosecutors said Patch had sex with the girl, who slept at his house after she ran away from home in April. The girl was a skateboarder and had known Patch for three years. Patch set a Guinness world record for longest air on a skateboard in 2001, but it was broken by Danny Way in 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
"Waiting for Lightning" is a portrait of the extreme-sports superstar Danny Way, centered on his 2005 effort to leap over the Great Wall of China on a skateboard using an enormous megaramp to accomplish the stunt. Unfortunately, the athlete himself simply isn't much of a presence in this documentary, even as the film aims to celebrate him. Why it took some seven years to bring this story to screen is unclear. As the film uses the buildup and preparations to the jump as its structuring spine, people speak of Way as if he's already dead, often talking for him when he could be responding for himself (he is still alive and well and interviewed in the film)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2005 | Leslie Gornstein, Special to The Times
What's it going to take to get Chinese kids onto skateboards? Jumping the Great Wall? It's a good start. American skater Danny Way, one of the hottest names in the sport, plans to take his reputation for vertical insubordination to the world's most famous barrier this summer.
NEWS
January 19, 1990 | BETH ANN KRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their shins are bruised and bleeding, but that's a given in this endeavor: flying straight up 12-foot-high walls, throwing the body eight or 10 feet into the air, deftly turning a somersault or two in the ozone, then miraculously landing upright on the small, speeding projectile known as a skateboard. They perform eye-popping, "intense air" tricks again and again, until they get tired or they "slam" (crash)--whichever comes first.
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March 6, 1994 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joshua Swindell notched his first speeding ticket at age 14, clocking 47 m.p.h. down a hill in Diamond Bar--on a skateboard. Fear was not in his blood. He liked to live on the edge, to push the limit. By his late teens, the gangly, towheaded youth was a rising star in the hard-edged world of professional skateboarding, traveling and hauling down $50,000 a year, plus royalties on his own line of custom boards. In a world that pays homage to narcissism and nerve, Swindell found his niche.
SPORTS
August 4, 2005 | Dan Arritt
Danny Way made history at the X Games last summer. He made ancient history last month. Way, who set records outside Staples Center a year ago for the longest, highest jump on a skateboard in the big air competition, cleared the Great Wall of China four weeks ago, becoming the first person to accomplish that feat without motorized assistance. If that wasn't exciting enough, Way's name was officially inscribed on the centuries-old barrier, the first Westerner to receive the honor.
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