Industry News 3/31/2008

FUEL TV Announces April Programming Highlights

FUEL TV Announces April Programming Highlights
New Season of “Firsthand” debuts on FUEL TV for Spring.

FUEL TV, the only network dedicated to the lifestyle of action sports, launches the ninth season of “Firsthand” on Sunday, March 30, beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT. FUEL TV’s original series “Firsthand” brings you up close and personal with the daily lives of today’s top action sports athletes.

SPRING season Launches

Sunday 3/30/2008

Firsthand – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET

Follow along as today’s top action sports athletes span the globe in search of untracked powder, concrete bowls, and perfect waves. This all-new season of Firsthand features such action sports icons as skate legends Rodney Mullen and Mike Vallely, 2007 World Champion Surfer Mick Fanning, two-time World Longboard Surf Champion Joel Tudor, freeskier Kristi Leskinen, BMX pros Fuzzy Hall and Alistair Whitton, and wakeboard legend Scott Byerly.

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS

Friday 4/4/2008

Tampa Am 2008 – at 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in Skate @ 8

Easily one of the world's biggest Am skateboarding competitions, Tampa Am features Street, Best Trick and even the "Old Man Bowl Jam."   It's known as the contest that brings out the future stars of the skateboarding world, including Chaz Ortiz, Cameo Wilson, Vincent Alvarez and many more Amateurs from around the world.

Monday 4/7/2008

Etnies GvR Snow – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET

In proud tradition of ‘Goofy vs Regular,’ Etnies takes this original contest to the mountains for the first-ever snow GvR. Pros enter an open jam vying for a position on the coveted teams, goofy or regular. Once the teams are locked in, competition begins with a jam format. Riders compete for their team to declare which side will reign supreme: Goofy or Regular.

Tuesday 4/8/2008

Opens Freeski: NAO Slopestyle – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in Snow Pack

X Games 12 Gold medalist Jon Olsson leads more than 150 competitors in the North American Open ski slopestyle contest at Breckenridge’s famed Freeway Terrain Park.

Thursday 4/10/2008

Foster’s ASP Men’s WCT 2007 – Review Show – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in SurfSpot

A look back at the 2007 season of surfing's premier competitive circuit, the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Championship Tour.

Monday 4/14/2008

2007 VTCS: O’Neill World Cup of Surfing – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a unique combination of sport, history, lifestyle, and travel in the birthplace of surfing: Hawaii. Revered around the world as the premier professional surfing series, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is staged annually in the giant winter waves of Oahu’s North Shore. In the 2007 O'Neill World Cup of Surfing, Mick Fanning, Makuakai Rothman, Leonardo Neves, and Daniel Ross throw down in heavy Sunset surf, fighting for the second jewel of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Monday 4/14/2008

Streets: Atlanta – 9:30pm ET, 12:30am ET

Streets offers an insider’s guide to Atlanta’s skate scene, blending action and information, while detailing the city’s best spots, local pros, legends and skate history, stuff to do, and travel tips, along with pure skate video segments. Tight graphics and original soundtrack by underground DJs. Co-produced with professional skateboarder Satva Leung.

Tuesday 4/15/2008

Opens Freeski: NAO Halfpipe – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in Snow Pack

X Games 12 Silver medalist Simon Dumont leads 100 competitors in the North American Open ski halfpipe contest at Breckenridge.

Wednesday 4/16/2008

Red Bull X-Fighters 2007 – Mexico City – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in Moto Mix

Ten of the world’s best FMX riders follow the call of the Red Bull X-Fighters and travel to Mexico to thrill 42,000 spectators. The result is a true FMX fiesta in the world’s biggest bullfighting arena in Mexico City. Experience all the elements of the traditional bullfighting format as ten top FMX riders, including Robbie Maddison, Nate Adams and Brian Deegan, ride in a horsepower-loaded head-to-head battle!

Thursday 4/17/2008

ASP World Champions Crowning 2008 – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in SurfSpot

The best surfers in the world gather to pay homage to the top competitors of the 2007 Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour.

Monday 4/21/2008

2007 VTCS: Billabong Pipemasters – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET

The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a unique combination of sport, history, lifestyle, and travel in the birthplace of surfing: Hawaii. Revered around the world as the premier professional surfing Series, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is staged annually in the giant winter waves of Oahu’s North Shore. In the final event of the series, Bede Durbridge, Pancho Sullivan, Joel Parkinson, and Dean Morrison try to claim the Pipeline Masters trophy in high-performance conditions at the Banzai Pipeline.

Thursday 4/24/2008

ASP Women’s World Tour 2008 – Roxy Pro, Gold Coast, Australia – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in SurfSpot

The first stop of the 2008 ASP Women’s World tour brings the world’s best surfers to the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia to compete at the Roxy Pro. 2007 Tour champion Stephanie Gilmore will strive to protect her crown, as a host of veterans and up-and-comers grapple for vital points early in the tour.

Saturday 4/26/2008

Dogtown and Z-Boys – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET

Taking place in the California surf community of Dogtown, this film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding through its 70’s heyday, its decline during the 80’s, and its eventual (and highly lucrative) return in the 90’s. 

Monday 4/28/2008

Pull – new episode – 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET

In this episode, travel to Ireland with the team from Supra Boats, as they ride on same rivers Vikings used to pillage the country over a thousand years ago. Then voyage to New Zealand as Red Bull and a crew of riders travel through the country in search of new waters to ride.

Tuesday 4/29/2008

Opens Freeski: Big Bear Open - 8:00pm ET, 11:00pm ET in Snow Pack

Top Freeskiers compete in halfpipe and slopestyle events at Bear Mountain in California.

FUEL TV EXPERIMENT FILMS

Original FUEL TV Experiment films return to FUEL TV in Unprotected Sets.

Thursday 4/10/2008

Stuntwood – 3:30am ET

Covering the life and death of a skateboard, “Stuntwood” chronicles the production process behind designing a skateboard, from its first breath as a maple tree to its last trick.

Friday 4/18/2008

Skate Na Veia – 1:00am ET

From the skate scene in Russia to the inspirational story of polio stricken Og de Souza, Skate Na Veia documents some of the most intriguing stories in the skateboarding.

Saturday 4/26/2008

Freedom of Space – 4:00am ET

Shot in Portland, Oregon; San Francisco and across the globe, “Freedom of Space” provides a look at the culture of skateboarding, street skating, and use of public space. Interviews include Justin Hindery, long-time skateboarder and original Burnside builder Kent Dahlgren, The Skateboard Mag’s Kevin Wilkins, 12-year old skate advocate Patrick Craddock, the mayor of Portland Tom Potter, and many more. A film by Steve Olpin.

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