Steel Lafferty lands Rider of the Year

Ethika Familie Wakeboarder Steel Lafferty had a great 2017. So good in fact that it helped him land the Alliance Wake Magaizne Rider Of The Year honors. The Alliance “Rider of the Year” goes to somebody that not only is insane on the board but embodies the true spirit of the sport. They stay hungry to better themselves on and off the water and the names who have taken home this title are known far and wide for good reason. Congrats Steel!

2017 ROTY | Steel Lafferty from Alliance Wakeboard Magazine on Vimeo.

Chase Sexton Podiums in Second Supercross

The second Supercross round in Houston will be one that longtime Ethika Familie Motocross Racer Chase Sexton will remember for a lifetime. In only his second career Supercross, he landed on the podium with a strong third place finish. Sexton rode great in the main event and eventually passed Christian Craig, Shane McElrath, and Adam Cianciarulo in the last few laps to grab his first-ever Supercross podium. Congrats Chase!


Look out for the #40 on the Honda this year

Plessinger wins in Houston

Ethika Familie Motocross racer Aaron Plessinger logged an amazing comeback to take down the rest of the 250 field at the second round of Supercross in Houston. He came around the first lap in 10th place. He kept his head down and kept charging and picked guys off one by one until finally reaching the first place spot. The huge second round win in Houston him put him in the points lead. He looks to win the next round this Saturday in Anaheim.


AP charging to the front in Houston

Lou Will drops 50 on the Warriors

Lou Williams went crazy last night at Oracle arena where he put up a career-high 50 points. This helped the Clippers pull off a shocking 125-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors last night. They beat the Warriors for the first time since Dec. 25, 2014. Game after game Lou is reminding everyone why he should be selected as an NBA All Star. Click here to vote for him.

Check out the highlights below!

Vote for Chris Joslin

Ever since Chris Joslin walked into The Berrics it seems like they can’t come up with a challenge that he would deem too outlandish—he’s up for jumping down anything. This year is no exception, and he also reminded us that he doesn’t need rails, stairs, or gaps. He even excels when skating a simple patch of flat ground; he won the tenth BATB last summer, stomping every trick with authority. Chris’s “Real Street” and “Ode to London” parts bookended the year, his first one spent as a full-time daddy.

This is why Chris is in the running for this year’s Populist. Do the right thing and Vote here!

YOLO, Toby Miller’s Dream Line

Drop in on Toby Miller’s private summer halfpipe sessions at Mt. Hood, where he trained for weeks to finally stomp a “Yolo Flip,” a cab double cork 1440 that puts him among snowboarding’s elite. He was joined by Shaun White for the halfpipe sessions in Oregon, where he landed the trick of his dreams.

“The halfpipe trick that was taking over used to be the backside 1260 double cork, but since iPod invented the cab double 1440, that trick started taking over snowboarding,” Toby Miller said. “I’ve been looking at that trick, and I feel like I can do it. Learning a new trick is always scary, it’s always up there on this mental pedestal. So you try to break it down and realize how to build up to a trick, and that’s what I was there to do.”

The Yolo flip, done first and named by Iouri “iPod” Podladtchikov at the Winter X Games in 2013, is a cab double cork 1440, and it stands alone as the trick that represents how high the performance bar has been set in men’s halfpipe. Since then, only one other snowboarder had stomped the Yolo flip in competition, and that was Shaun White. Miller wants part of that elite group, so he dedicated weeks of summer sessions here at Hood to taking it from a dream to a reality.

New Tdot Illdude Project

It’s been a minute since we last heard from Tdot Illdude. Tdot came through today and shared his last & final project under the name Tdot Illdude, before changing his name to Thomas Jude, appropriately titled The Last Illustration of Tdot Illdude by Thomas Jude.

Laced with 20 songs, the prelude to his forthcoming album, From The Depths, which drops in February via Capitol/Priority features guest appearances from Young N Fly, Porta Rich, Dre Skuffs, Phil Ade, and more. Meanwhile production is handled by the likes of Charlie Heat, Mando Fresh, and Joey Castellani, among others.

Available now on iTunes & other digital platforms, you can stream the last project under Tdot Illdude for free thanks to his soundcloud page below!

A1 Supercross Recap

The opening round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season was a round we will not forget. The ethika familie Supercross racers made their 2018 debut in front of a sold out crowd in Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. At the end of the night the ethika familie racers stood on the podium with great rides from Aaron Plessinger, Adam Cianciarulo and Justin Barcia. Check out the photos and results below.


Aaron Plessinger was flowing all day and finished in second place


Adam Cianciarulo rode well to a third place finish


Justin Barcia made a statement and finished third in the premier 450 class


The 250 podium

Results
250
1 Shane Mcelrath
2 Aaron Plessinger
3 Adam Cianciarulo
4 Joey Savatgy
5 Christian Craig
6 Mitchell Oldenburg
7 Justin Hill
8 Chase Sexton
9 Justin Cooper
10 Kyle Chisholm
11 Bradley Taft
12 Dakota Alix
13 Hayden Mellross
14 Mitchell Harrison
15 Justin Hoeft
16 Justin Starling
17 Ryan Breece
18 Killian Auberson
19 Jean Ramos
20 Brandan Leith
21 Alex Martin
22 Phil Nicoletti

450
1 Marvin Musquin
2 Jason Anderson
3 Justin Barcia
4 Ken Roczen
5 Weston Peick
6 Cole Seely
7 Justin Brayton
8 Broc Tickle
9 Josh Grant
10 Cooper Webb
11 Jeremy Martin
12 Blake Baggett
13 Vince Friese
14 Tyler Bowers
15 Chad Reed
16 Kyle Cunningham
17 Ben LaMay
18 Alex Ray
19 Matt Bisceglia
20 Dakota Tedder
21 Adam Enticknap
22 Eli Tomac

Lou Will for the All Star Game

Lou Williams has a good shot at making the 2018 NBA All-Star game in LA. Here’s how to make sure he gets in.

Vote for Lou Will:

* NBA.com voting page at NBA.com/vote: Fill out one full ballot per day (per day is defined as once every 24 hours) on NBA.com/vote from a desktop or mobile browser.   Fans can select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.  During the five “2-for-1 Days,” votes through this channel will be counted twice.

* NBA App: Access the ballot and vote through the app, which is available on Android and iOS.  Fans can fill out one full ballot per day, and select up to two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference when choosing starters.  During the five “2-for-1 Days,” votes through this channel will be counted twice.

* Facebook: Post Lou Williams along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE on your personal Facebook account.   Each post may include only one player’s name.  Fans may post votes for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.

* Twitter: Tweet, retweet or reply with Lou Williams or @TeamLou23, along with the hashtag #NBAVOTE.  Each tweet may include only one player’s name or handle.  Fans may vote for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.

* Google Search: Search “NBA Vote All-Star” or “NBA Vote Clippers” and use respective voting cards to select teams and then players.  Fans may submit votes for 10 unique players per day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.

* Amazon Alexa: To vote via Amazon Alexa, the user must have an Alexa-enabled device, and enable the “NBA All-Star” skill.  To submit a vote, the user can open the skill with, “Alexa, open NBA All-Star,” and then request to vote for his or her player of choice.  Voters can submit a maximum of one player name per request to Alexa.  Users can submit votes for 10 unique players per Amazon account each day from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.