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aired: Sun, Mar 25, 2007
After winning 3 gold medals at the 2006 X-Games, Travis Pastrana is invited to New York to backflip his bike on 52nd street. He then goes to Utah to film the new Nitro Circus movie, Lock'n Load. Travis is then off to Madrid, Spain for the Red Bull X-Fighters FMX event. Without rest, Pastrana travels back to Los Angeles to compete in the Jeremy McGrath Invitational, a one of a kind event that mixes freestyle motocross with traditional motocross. From there, Travis returns home to Maryland where he hangs out with a few winners from the "Spend the Day with Travis" contest.
aired: Sun, Mar 18, 2007
Professional skateboarder Dennis Busenitz takes his newly refurbished Mercedes on a road trip from his hometown in Kansas to his current residence in San Fransisco, making sure to skate all the spots in between.
aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012
Professional skateboarder Zered Bassett hits the streets of New York before returning to his hometown of Cape Cod to skate his childhood spots and heading over to Southern California for the ASR Trade Show.
aired: Sun, Mar 4, 2007
In this episode of Firsthand we follow Burton Global Team Rider Nicolas Müller from the streets of Zurich, Switzerland to the powder fields of Steven's Pass, WA. We begin the journey as Nicolas gives us a skateboard tour of his hometown of scenic Zurich, Switzerland. Along the shores of Lake Zurich, Nicolas competes against the world's best snowboarders in the Freestyle.ch summertime big air event. From the mild temps of Zurich we then travel around the globe to the frigid Pacific Northwest on Nicolas's first trip ever to shred the often underrated Steven's Pass, WA and a secret locale known only as the Cascade Compound.
aired: Sun, Feb 25, 2007
Kyle Berard is an all-terrain skateboarder who will skate anything he has in front of him. In this Firsthand Kyle goes on a tour with the Lost Energy Drink Team from Los Angeles all the way up to Washington to skate the best parks the West coast has to offer. This Firsthand also gives a rare glimpse into the ups and downs of Kyle's life, from winning Tampa AM and Pro to the devastating car crash that broke his femur. See why Kyle is one of the most determined and focused skaters in the industry today.
aired: Sun, Feb 18, 2007
In this episode of Firsthand we travel to the other side of the globe with 2006 Pro Wake Tour runner-up, Rusty Malinsoki. Rusty begins the journey in his hometown of Orlando, finishing up shooting for BFY Productions' new film Bent Felix at an epic night time rail session with some of the world's best wakeboarders. From there it's off to the Far East and Shenyang, China for a photo shoot and cover story for Alliance Wakeboard Magazine. Rusty wraps up the show in Beijing, at the 3rd stop of the IWSF World Cup, the first major wakeboarding competition ever to be held in China.
aired: Sun, Feb 11, 2007
BMX pro Corey Bohan heads to Whistler B.C. for the prestigious Red Bull Elevation dirt jumping contest. Next, the 3-time X-Game gold medalist goes on an old school road trip to hit as many parks as possible from Whistler to Portland, Oregon. In Portland, Corey and his crew session Burnside and the exclusive Salem Trails. The Australian-born rider then returns to his current home for some surf and to show off his favorite So-Cal riding spots.
aired: Sun, Feb 4, 2007
The show begins with a road trip in the Pacific Northwest. After a quick session at Portland's Burnside, Omar meets up with his crew for a road trip to Orcas Island skatepark. The crew consists of Peter Hewitt, Alex Horn and Chet Childress, along with Thrasher photographer Joe Hammeke and filmer Preston Maigetter. They all pile in a minivan and hit the road. The first stop along the way is the newly-constructed Port Angeles Park, which the riders are eager to skate for the first time.
aired: Sun, Jan 28, 2007
Peer into the life of World Longboard Champion and homegrown Hawaiian power surfer, Bonga Perkins. Join Bonga as he takes off from his home in Hawaii following the Polynesian chain to the reefs of Tahiti and finally dropping into the navel of the world, Easter Island.
aired: Sun, Jan 21, 2007
Fuel TV joins professional BMX rider Dave Mirra at his home in North Carolina, where we check out his newly built training warehouse. Then we fly to New York, where he joins Shaun White for some press appearances on NBC's Today Show. Next, we join Dave at a Slim Jim autograph signing where he gets to mingle with some fans before competing in the first stop of the Dew Tour in Louisville, KY.
aired: Sun, Jan 14, 2007
Fuel TV follows professional snowboarder and 2-time Olympic silver medalist Danny Kass through his laid back summer, as he travels by RV from Mammoth Mountain to his company headquarters in Portland, OR. While in Oregon, Danny and a group of his friends head up to the High Cascade Snowboard Camp at Mt Hood. Danny competes in the Burton Abominable Snow Jam where he takes 3rd place in the half pipe competition.
aired: Sun, Jan 7, 2007
Jereme Rogers is one of the smoothest and most consistent skateboarders in the world. This Firsthand follows Jereme during a hectic two week international tour through the streets of France, Belgium and Germany with the DVS TEAM. Jereme's schedule then pulls him back to the states for the Dew Action Sports Tour in Colorado. This Firsthand gives the viewer a rare glimpse into Jereme's life, from the ledges of Boston to the handrails of Los Angeles.
aired: Sun, Dec 31, 2006
Come fly with Mat Hoffman, a legend in the BMX world, for his long awaited Firsthand experience. Mat takes Fuel TV along with him to the Suzuki Masters in Cologne, Germany for his first contest appearance in years. Mat then decides to spend his time off in the skies paragliding the most scenic locations in Brighton Beach, UK. There is also a quick visit in London with old friend Tony Hawk to do some demos. Finally, we close off the show with Mat Hoffman's Crazy Freaking Stunt shows at Six Flags, Louisville with the family. This is just another month in Mat's life long career as a bicycle stunt pioneer.
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aired: Sun, Nov 27, 2005
Pro BMX dirt jump star Stephen Murray heads to the Dew Action Sports tour and the Gravity Games for a shot at another gold.
Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg
aired: Sun, Nov 20, 2005
Ride along with pro skater Donny Barley as he and the rest of the Zoo York Team tour their way across the US.
Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg
aired: Wed, Aug 29, 2007
FMX rider Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg trains with Nate Adams and heads to Orlando, FL for a chance at securing the FMX Dew Tour Cup.
aired: Sun, Nov 6, 2005
Australian BMX pro Ryan Guettler freerides around his new home of Southern California and trains for a shot at the Dew Tour title.
aired: Sun, Oct 30, 2005
Pro BMX rider gets back into shape after a hard slam at the Dew Action Sports Tour before hitting the Camp Woodward ramps.
aired: Sun, Oct 23, 2005
Pro skater Nilton Neves visits his hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil then returns to skate his current residence of San Francisco.
aired: Sun, Oct 16, 2005
BMX rider Josh Heino ventures into a new stage in his career and relocates his family to the New Hampshire countryside.
aired: Wed, Aug 29, 2007
Pro snowboarder Travis Parker rides in Argentina and returns to his new home in South Lake Tahoe to ride the local mountains.
Firsthand: Mason Aguirre
aired: Sun, Oct 16, 2005
Teenage pro snowboarder Mason Aguirre travels to New Zealand to train toward a spot on the US Olympic Superpipe team.
aired: Sun, Sep 25, 2005
Skateboarder Ryan Sheckler rides rushes from the Muenster Monster Mastership in Germany to the Dew Tour in Denver.
aired: Sun, Sep 18, 2005
Pro wakeboarder Andrew Adkison sets off for the X-Trail Cup in Tokyo and competes in the final stop of the Pro Wakeboard Tour.
aired: Sun, Sep 11, 2005
Pro surfer Rochelle Ballard competes in Perranporth, England, visits Biarritz, France, and stops by her hometown of Kauau, HI.
aired: Sun, Sep 4, 2005
Surfer Tamayo Perry takes us to Tahiti where he surfs one of the world's heaviest breaks known as Teahupoo.
Watch Firsthand Season 3
aired: Sun, May 29, 2005
MTV icon and pro skateboarder Bam Margera has an insane month of radio appearances, commercial shoots, tapings, and press tours.
Marc Frank Montoya
aired: Sun, May 22, 2005
Three-time world longboard champ Colin McPhillips takes on a surf tour of New Zealand's east coast and to the dunes of Glamis, CA.
aired: Sun, May 15, 2005
Pro surfer CJ Hobgood competes in Australia, films at a secret spot, and heads to his amateur surfing clinic, Camp Hobgood.
aired: Sun, May 8, 2005
See how snowboarder Marc Frank Montoya went from the streets to the snow and started his own snowboarder hotel, "The Block."
aired: Sat, Apr 30, 2005
Pro snowboarder Leanne Pelosi goes from Iceland to Copper Mountain, Colorado, from the backcountry to the urban handrail.
aired: Sat, Apr 23, 2005
Pro surfer Serena Brooke works toward the WCT title chase in Australia and finds time to free surf, rally car race, and sky dive.
aired: Sat, Apr 16, 2005
Pro surfer Peter Mel tours Santa Cruz's secret spots, bounces to HI for The Eddie, and competes in the Mavericks big wave contest.
aired: Sat, Apr 9, 2005
Pro skater Chris Senn surfs and skates in Kona, HI, and travels to Norther California for a tour of his old stomping grounds.
aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012
Pro skater Brian Patch skates pools, jumps mega ramps, rides motocross, and skates with legends Jay Adams and Christian Hosoi.
aired: Sat, Mar 26, 2005
Pro snowboarder Andy Finch competes in Switzerland, heads home to ride in Truckee, CA, and competes in Mt. Bachelor, OR.
aired: Sat, Mar 19, 2005
Pro snowboarder Jussi Oksannen competes in the Air & Style big-air event, freerides in Austria, and hosts an event in Finland.
aired: Sat, Mar 12, 2005
One of Hawaii's best up and coming surfers, Fred Patacchia, has spent 4 years trying to make it onto the World Championship Tour. Tied for 16th place in the World Qualifying Series, which puts its top 16 surfers on the WCT, Patacchia must perform to his best to secure a slot on the Tour. Taking some time for some deep-sea fishing and fun with the family, Fred gets some great surf at Haleiwa and Pipe before heading to compete at Sunset, which will decide his future - be it on or off the WCT.
aired: Sat, Mar 5, 2005
Visit with 2005 Espy Award Winning surfer Sofia Mulanovich at the Rip Curl Pro in Malibu, CA, as she goes head-to-head with rival and close friend Rochelle Ballard for the WCT/ASP world title. Sofia heads to the Roxy Pro in Haleiwa with hopes of achieving a world title victory and ending Layne Beachley's 6-time consecutive world title streak. Sofia returns to her homeland of Peru only to discover that she has become an overnight national hero.
Watch Firsthand Season 1
aired: Sun, Mar 28, 2004
Grab your passport and chopsticks as Travis leads us on a journey from Mammoth Lakes to Tokyo, Japan to compete in the 4th Annual X-Trial Snowboard Contest in front of 40,000 fans. With a nice bag full of Yen, Travis returns to the States where he visits the DC Lab in Park City, Utah and gives a rare insider's tour of this winter playground before entering yet another contest and getting some quality powder runs on Utah's finest slopes.
aired: Sun, Feb 22, 2004
Join snowboard half-pipe master Keir Dillon as he goes big at the Vans Triple Crown in Breckinridge where injury strikes and Keir is forced to return home to Vancouver for rehab. After working his way back onto the mountain, Keir is ready for competition, and heads to the World Super Pipe World Cup in Park City, Utah, looking to comeback with a victory.
aired: Sat, Jan 31, 2004
Follow professional surfer/goofball extraordinaire Benji Weatherley through an action-packed and comedic two weeks in his life. We begin with a trip to surf filmmaking icon Taylor Steele's house to get the first look at Benji's completed segment for the upcoming Poor Specimen release, Campaign. Next, Benji takes a jump down south to Pacific Beach, CA for his First Annual Little Human's Surf Contest, where groms get a chance at winning a classic Ford Falcon. The episode winds down as Benji returns to the North Shore of Oahu where he's mastered surfing along with his close friends Rob Machado and Ross Williams.
aired: Sun, Dec 28, 2003
Ronnie Renner (the "Who's-Your-Daddy" of freestyle motocross), leaves his usual freestyle riding behind as we embark on two days of punishing racing at Palmdale, CA's "Day in the Dirt," where Ronnie toughs it out on the track with motocross legend Jeremy McGrath. Next, we spend a day with Papa Ronnie as he attempts to keep up with his boys: Nate "Racer" and little Josh "Rider" before following Ronnie to "The Saloon" - his secret spot in SoCal. After a quick stop for gear and to sign a new contract at "Troy Lee Designs," it's off to the madness of Budapes. At a demo like no other, Ronnie and fellow freestylers perform in what may easily be the most outrageous live stadium moto show ever produced.
aired: Mon, Nov 5, 2007
Four time world champion Lisa Andersen heads to France to be contest director for the Women's Roxy Pro. While in France she manages to sneak in a few memorable free-surf sessions, including one with fellow surf icon Kelly Slater. Lisa then accepts an invitation to compete in the women's expression session and shows us power and technique that continues to push the envelope. Finally, Lisa heads home to Florida and her family where she goes through her daily routine as everybody's favorite surf mom.
aired: Sun, Nov 23, 2003
Go behind the scenes with one of Brazil's top vert skaters, Lincoln Ueda, as he rehearses with Tony Hawk and the rest of the all-star cast of Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huck Jam. Then, we're off to the 3rd stop of the 2003 Van's Triple Crown of Skateboarding in Oceanside, CA where Lincoln's trademark big air gets him into the vert finals. The realities of risk and injury unfortunately cut Lincoln's shot at the podium short, but his persistent good attitude offers proof of why he's universally admired.
aired: Sun, Nov 16, 2003
Join Longboarder Sean Haggar as he travels to Costa Rica for the Rabbit Kekai Longboard Classic, and witness the world's best longboarders surf this world famous left-hand point break. Follow Sean out of the water as he ventures into the rainforest, encounters crocodiles and Federales and discovers a new way of flying across the jungle canopy. Finally it's off to Tamarindo along with Wingnut to stay with Robert August of Endless Summer where the three longboarders set off in a boat to surf a true gem in the surfing world - venerable Ollie's Point.
aired: Sun, Sep 7, 2003
Follow pro wakeboarding veteran Cobe Mikacich through a high speed, adrenaline fueled week of his life. Cobe returns home to his wakeboarding roots in Donner Lake, California for the 2004 MB wakeboarding boats photo shoot, and invites us along on a wakeboarding tour of the lake where his career began. Cobe then takes us to his birthplace of Sacramento for the 2003 Malibu Boats U.S. Open of Wakeboarding where he proves he's still a strong contender in the circuit. This episode culiminates in a 120mph tour of the Sacramento Delta by off-shore racing boat.
aired: Sun, Aug 31, 2003
Join Kris Markovich and the 88 Footwear team as they traipse across Canada raising hell. Kris and the guys skate at demos in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, entertaining fans of all ages. The real fun comes in the extracurricular activities: Kris skates the streets of Toronto by day and tears it up with rock n' roll band Cheerleader at night, even going toe-to-toe with one of the bouncers. The guys' RV goes down in flames en route from Toronto to Ottawa, but they press on until Kris finally reaches Montreal where he can immerse himself in the French Canadian lifestyle.
aired: Sun, Jul 27, 2003
Ride shotgun with Mike as he tours the US on his 10th straight year on the Vans Warped Tour and ends up in Las Vegas to compete for $40,000 in the Boost Mobile Pro at the Hard Rock Café. This Episode features cameos from pop star Pink, skateboard legend Steve Cabellero and bands AFI, Less Than Jake, Rancid and more. Mike proves why he has continued to rank as one the top vert skaters for over a decade and why he's one of the most respected skaters alive.
aired: Mon, Jul 21, 2003
Follow BMX's current vert champion, Jamie Bestwick, as he leaves his current home of Woodward, PA and returns to his hometown of Derbyshire, England to compete in the Snickers Game On BMX Championships. Along the way we meet his family, see where he learned to ride, and visit the workplace that he boldly left nearly 6 years ago in order to pursue a career in professional BMX vert riding. Watch Jamie compete in hope of capturing yet another gold to add to his long list of wins.
aired: Thu, Jul 3, 2003
We cross the pond and head to Marseille, France where pool skating innovator Ryan Wilburn takes a crack at the coveted Quiksilver Bowlrider's title. Featuring skate legend Tony Alva and some of the top bowl and pool skaters in the world, this showcases a skate discipline that paved the way for modern vert riding. This episode is loaded with footage from pros around the world and enough French culture from this picturesque European coastal city to give you an accent.
aired: Wed, Jul 2, 2003
Top ranked surfer Megan Abubo takes us to Fiji where she competes against the biggest names in women's surfing for the Roxy Fiji Pro. Firsthand makes its way onto the tiny island of Tavarua where we hang out with Megan and fellow surfers Rochelle Ballard, Keala Kennely, Julia Christian and more. Get an in-depth look of what life is like traveling to exotic locations to compete amongst the biggest names in women's surfing.