No Snow? No problem for the No Names Crew

No snow? No problem. The No Names Crew was hyped to head to Lynchburg, VA to the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre for a signature session at the Next Level Snowboarding camp. They might not have had any snow, but the good times were rolling, the pizza was flowing, the shots were stacking and the rest of the accoutrements of a snowboard camp were on hand. Check out the action above.

Follow: No Names Crew // Alex Budnik // Jason Anderson // Kevin Kobasa // Kevin Hoff // Max Lyons // Daniel Agre // Brian Nero

rider: Kevin Hoff photo: Sam Miller

rider: Kevin Hoff photo: Sam Miller

Zach Osborne salvages 3rd place finish at MillVille

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After a weekend off from racing, the AMA Pro Motocross Outdoor Nationals were back, this time in Minnesota at the Spring Valley MX track. After an eventful first Moto, Dragon’s Zach Osborne managed to win Moto 2 and take 3rd overall on the day. After what could have been a disastrous drop in the Championship points, Zach successfully triaged the day only losing two points in the overall race to challenger Alex Martin.

Nearing the end of Moto 1, Zach snagged his what looked to be his radiator hose on a rut with six minutes to go. With some smart racing and a bunch of steam coming off is bike, Zach finished in 8th. “I was pretty nervous,” Osborne told post race. “I thought at first it was a radiator hose, but we found out after the Moto it was a gasket on the valve cover, and it was oil. I was just praying we could make it to the end and salvage some points. I tried not to rev the bike and try to let it stay as cool as possible. When we looked at it after the moto, it actually had more oil left in it so we were actually good.”

Determined to not lose too many points in Moto 2, Zach did what he did all year and dropped the rest of the field 10 laps in. With some creative lines and championship mettle, Zach managed to win the Moto 1, take 3rd overall, and only lose two points to Alex Martin. “A little bit [surprised] yeah,” said Osborne. “I had some good lines, I dropped the hammer and felt good. I found some lines where I could find a little bit of extra speed.”

Zach was the bright stop for Dragon this weekend, as Jason Anderson still is battling injuries and rookie Michael Mosiman is out the rest of the season. Martin Davalos managed a 4th place in Moto 2, for a 7th overall finish, still looking for his first podium of the season.

Next weekend the circuit is in Washington at Washougal MX. Zach will continue his title hunt while Jason Anderson looks to get back on the horse. For more on points, results and races, visit RacerX.com. For more from the Dragon riders, follow them on Instagram: Jason Anderson // Zach Osborne // Michael Mosiman // Martin Davalos.

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Leanne Pelosi featured on Miss Bish

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There isn’t much that Leanne Pelosi hasn’t accomplished in the snowboarding world. The envelope-pushing snowboarder has been at the forefront of her sport and its female movement for years. Recently she was featured on Miss Bish for all of her accomplishments and how she continues to push the sport.

Give the Q&A a read here.

Dragon FMX cleans up at Summer X Games

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Minneapolis, MN — This past weekend marked the annual action sports rite of passage—ESPN’s Summer X Games—in Minneapolis, MN at US Bank Stadium. Dragon was represented in the FMX disciplines by Josh Sheehan, Nate Adams and Destin Cantrell. Cantrell, a California-native, won the gold medal in the Best Whip event while Australia’s Josh Sheehan earned a silver medal in the Freestyle contest.

On Friday night, Sheehan took to the Freestyle course, and when the dust had settled, managed a silver medal performance. This marks the sixth medal for the Donnybrook-native, his second in the Freestyle category. He previously took gold in 2016 at Summer X Games in Austin, TX. Even more remarkable than the medal was the fact that Josh landed a brand new trick during the contest, a Downward 360 Seat Grab.

“[I] hadn’t done this trick before this week,” Sheehan noted afterward. He continued, “I was hoping to have done it a little bigger, but it’s a lot easier landing in a big foam pit—it’s much scarier coming in sideways towards the dirt,” he remarked.

Destin Cantrell, competing in his first career X Games, put on a show in prime time Saturday. At what is one of the most exciting events of the weekend—the Navy Best Whip—Cantrell walked away with gold. Best Whip is voted on by the fans, which Cantrell took home a lion share of, earning 44-percent, besting second place who had 25-percent.

Destin remarked on Instagram, “Unreal! Starting FMX at a young age I always wanted to compete at [X Games] and never gave up on that dream. Last night my dream came true at my first [X Games] appearance and I owe this gold medal to my insanely loyal fans, sponsors, and family. I can’t thank all of you enough for backing me… THANK YOU EVERYONE!”

This was the first year that Summer X Games were held at the US Bank Stadium. For more from Summer X, visit the event site here.

To watch Cantrell’s final whip, view it here on the Dragon Blog. To watch Sheehan’s silver medal performance, head over here. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.

Destin Cantrell Wins Gold at Summer X Games Best Whip

The X Games good times kept rolling into Saturday night for Dragon’s FMX riders. Destin Cantrell, who was competing in his first career X Games, put on a show in prime time on Saturday. At what is one of the most exciting events of the weekend—The Navy Best Whip—Cantrell walked away with gold. Best Whip is voted on by the fans, which Cantrell took home a lion share of, managing 44-percent, besting second place who had 25-percent.

Destin later remarked on Instagram, “Unreal! Starting FMX at a young age I always wanted to compete at [X Games] and never gave up on that dream. Last night my dream came true at my first [X Games] appearance and I owe this gold medal to my insanely loyal fans, sponsors, and family. I can’t thank all of you enough for backing me… THANK YOU EVERYONE!”

To follow Destin, head over to his Instagram and Twitter. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.

Josh Sheehan lights up Summer X with Silver Medal

The annual summer rite of passage is here, the Summer X Games, and along with it, Dragon’s FMX rider Josh Sheehan put together a sterling performance at Day 2, grabbing the silver medal in the Freestyle Motocross competition. This marks the sixth medal for the Donnybrook, AUS native, his second in the Freestyle discipline. He previously took gold in 2016 at Summer X Games in Austin, TX.

On the second of his two runs, Sheehan was sitting in 5th place, and under pressure, the 31-year-old delivered. The started off with a Indy Air Flair on the quarterpipe, followed up by a No-handed Superman, showing his deep bag of tricks. Next came Sheehan’s version of the 360, which the announcers remarked is flatter and less flippy than most; eye pleasing, to boot. With a Knack Knack set up air, Sheehan dropped a double backflip, a trick he’s made look too easy over the years. Next up was the Backflip Double Seat Grab.

Here Sheehan pulled into uncharted territory. After the backflip he went into a Downward 360 Seat Grab, the first time he’d ever done it. He finished off the run with a statement, a Kiss of Death Flip. The judges rewarded him handsomely with the 90.66, good for 2nd place.

“[I] hadn’t done this trick before this week,” Sheehan noted afterward. “This morning actually was the first time I landed it.” He continued, “I was hoping to have done it a little bigger, but it’s a lot easier landing in a big foam pit—it’s much scarier coming in sideways towards the dirt.”

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To follow Josh Sheehan, head over to his Instagram. For more on Dragon’s premium Motocross products, check them out at dragonalliance.com.

Dragon Motorsports head to X Games

As the annual summer action sports rite of passage comes closer—Summer X Games—the Dragon FMX riders prepare to compete. Held for the first time in Minneapolis, MN—at the brand new US Bank Stadium—let’s break down who and what and how to watch.

The ageless Nate Adams will be making his return to Summer X after a brief hiatus. He’ll be competing in the Best Whip competition for the first time. Joining him will be X Games rookie Destin Cantrell, who won his spot into the Best Whip contest via the Monster Energy Cup last fall.

Australian Josh Sheehan will be pulling double duty, competing in the Freestyle and Best Trick. Sheehan is fresh off a pair of 2nd place finishes at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid, Spain and the Nitro Circus World Games in Salt Lake City, UT.

For the Dragon FMX riders the action begins Friday July 14th. The MotoX Freestyle starts at 9:00 PM EST on ESPN. And then on Saturday the 15th, Best Whip and Best Trick start in the 7:00 PM EST block on ESPN. And all events are streaming on ESPN3.com for those who have access to that.

Frame of Mind: Mick Fanning

As he gets ready to do battle in J-Bay on the Championship Tour, we wanted to drop the Frame of Mind video for Mick Fanning. Get a quick look into what drives the 3-time World Champion and how he spends a little bit of his time.

Frame of Mind is an open source, creative platform for what drives you. There are no definitions, no boundaries and no restrictions. It’s a channel for your creative passions. This is Mick Fanning’s, now go find yours.

Watch more Frame of Mind videos:

Rob Machado // Evan Geiselman // Danny Davis // Jossi Wells // Blake Paul // Chris Benchetler // Jason Anderson // Nate Adams

 

Mick Fanning in love with Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool

Recently between World Championship Tour stops, Dragon surfer Mick Fanning headed down the Kelly Slater’s remarkable wave pool, to try out the man-made wave himself. After which, he jokingly remarked, “I’m not leaving.” Better to let Mick and the wave do the talking. See below in the Instagram from the Kelly Slater Wave Pool account.