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Did you know that the Washington Metropolitan area is a buzzin' hub for skateboarders? Dude, I didn't but our awesome guest today is Jimmy Pelletier and he is a skatebarder by trade.
In the past, allowing chidlren with special needs to skateboard seemed "sooo wrong", but actually, they can shred with the best now thanks to the work of Jimmy and his skateboarding buds.
Born on November 20th, 1971 in Washington DC. Skateboarding was introduced to Jimmy by his sister at age 5 in 1976. He learned on a plastic board on the streets of Columbia Pike. Later, his new found obsession with the skateboarding took on different manifestations; as consumer video recording became more accessible, Pelletier began documenting the burgeoning scene in and around the Washington area. In 1987 he discovered Freedom Plaza: Pulaski Park, a "marble block of heaven" as he called it. While still illegal to skate there, the park became the center of an emerging movement that has grown to include parks in and around the Arlington area.
"I was on the cover Skateboard Canada at 18, met the president of Tahiti at 23, traveled the world and had a six-figure salary by the time I was 25…. And I was completely miserable."
So excited to have Sean Michael Hayes on our podcast! Hayes is the author of Five Weeks in the Amazon, A backpackers journey: life in the Rainforest, Ayahuasca, and a Peruvian shaman's ancient diet.
Sean Michael Hayes was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. In his younger years he was a professional skateboarder and broke lots of bones. This is what brought him to America, where he now lives in Encinitas, CA. He likes to head out into the world on solo backpacking adventures, and when he’s not coaching younger professionals skateboarders he’s doing something like diving with great white sharks in South Africa or living with a shaman in the Peruvian Jungle.
We will be talking to Sean about his incredible journey of healing, self discovery, and the pursuit to life's biggest questions. To connect with Sean his name is @canadianhayes on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, Canadianhayes.com,
Jim Beaver and the Down & Dirty Radio Show are bringing you a show filled with legends today. Kicking things off is skateboarding legend and rallcross racer Bucky Lasek. Following Bucky will be reigning North American Rally Champion David Higgins. Later in the show we will have Marty Fiolka calling in to give us some of the latest off-road news, and we will have full coverage of the Stadium Super Trucks Triple Header, LOORRS from Las Vegas, GRC from LA, Terracross, WRX, SNORE as well as the latest news from off-road and action motorsports. #GameOn
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Skateboarding and all other sports: Hosts Bailey Silva and Cameron How talk it up with pro skateboarder Sergie Ventura! Ventura, who specializes in "ripping up" vert ramps, pools and parks, is a Virginia Beach native and now lives with his wife and son in Costa Mesa, California and travels for competitions and extreme events year-round. Join the show; call in with your questions and comments for Sergie and QKR Friends Audio hosts.
Thank you to our Production and Promotions team: Channa Schachet-Briskin, Jentry Whitehurst, Skylar Moller and "Maurice."
THIS WEEK: Fun in the Sun:
Playing it “Safe” after a TBI Watermelon, BBQ, hotdogs, and ice-cream…swimming pools, bikinis, flip flops and towels….gardening, picnics, flowers and naps under shade trees….beaches, picnics, road trips, and vacations. What comes to mind when you see or hear these words? SUMMER!
For many of us, we enjoy being outdoors, soaking up the sun and fresh air, working up a sweat gardening or playing in the yard, listening to the sweet tunes of the birds and crickets, and watching butterflies flutter and the bees buzzing by. We also see an increase of outdoor physical activities such as cycling, riding motorcycles, skateboarding, swimming, waterskiing, rock climbing, baseball, and jumping on the trampoline. What do these sports have in common? The need to take precautions to prevent injury, especially brain injuries.
But what about after a TBI….could we still enjoy these activities? How did you adapt to these activities you once loved to do? What are alternative safe activities that we can participate in, enjoy and still feel like we are having fun in the sun?
Join Kevin tonight as he shares his insights about the importance of returning to leisure after a TBI, acquiring new interests and skills, and taking the necessary precautions to have a safe and enjoyable summer season. Tune in tonight at 7:00 PM PDT to learn more and call in to share your own perspective of Fun in the Sun and what works for you!
thereal is proud to have long time friend and retired UFC fighter MAC DANZIG, 21-12 RECORD, WINNER OF UFC REALITY SEASON 6, WILL BE DISCUSSING HIS CAREER, RETIREMENT, TRAINING, PAST SKATEBOARDING AND HIP HOP
On this Friday we present to you The RANT! Today we have special guest David Bersh who is a Pro/Am Skateboarder here to talk with us about his carrer and his life skating! If you are a skater and want to call and talk with David please dial in at (215) 383-3971. This show is **30 minutes in duration** Please like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/INSOMNIACRadioNET
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The Total Tutor will interview Canadian 2014 Olympian Katie Tsuyuki. She will discuss her life and her experience at Sochi.
In 2003 Katie began to compete in halfpipe events in Ontario. Being serious about the goals she had set, Katie realized she needed to relocate in order to surround herself with a higher level of competition against more skilled athletes. British Columbia could provide not only that, but also the terrain that would help to propel Katie to the next level. She has made herself at home in Squamish, participating in community Canada Day events, and attending local activities such as the Squamish Days Logging Festival. Katie has worked coaching intermediate to advanced snowboarders through Whistler Pro-Ride and Glacier Summer Snowboard Camp.
By 2005 Katie was a part of the B.C. Provincial team, working under Coach Andrew George, and in 2006 was British Columbia’s Provincial Champion, as well as the Canadian National Champion. In the summer of 2006 Katie achieved National Team status. Katie stayed with the Canadian team up to and through the 2010 Olympics where she was an alternate for team Canada and a forerunner in the Olympic Women’s Halfpipe event at Cypress Mountain in Vancouver, BC. After the 2010 Olympics she started being coached by Focus Elite’s owner and head coach Roberto Marfia. Katie now competes in World Cups, and five to six star TTR events like the Winter Dew Tour Series and the Burton Global Open Series.
When she is not training on the snow, she continues to work towards her goals through cross-training sports such as spring board diving, trampoline, wakesurfing, and skateboarding. Her weight training and conditioning programs are written by Athletic Training Professionals from Toronto, Canada.
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Next time on Third Eye Cinema: we're talking no false metal!
Despite sustaining shocking injuries in a freak skating accident, he's back in black and Head of the Pack, proving once and for all that you can't keep a good wild man down!
Noted madman and guitar virtuoso Jackie Slaughter returns to talk skateboarding stunts, fretboard shredding and the album that took nearly 3 years to release...
Fans of flashy guitar pyrotechnics ala TNT, Yngwie Malmsteen, Shrapnel records, Nitro and Racer X need to tune in for this one...because "shred's not dead"!
Join us as we speak once again to Canada's favorite son, the irrepressible Jackie Slaughter of Skull Fist!
Week 70 (Sun. Jan. 19) - Jackie Slaughter of Skull Fist - the return!