Nitro Circus and BMX star Nate Wessel joins the show to talk about raging with Travis Pastrana and TJ Lavin, how bad the CTE problem is in the extreme sports community and how he deals with his own history of concussions, and why Jared decided to work on his Subaru instead of join the show today.
You've probably seen Nate Wessel's work, you just don't realize it. Wessel is one of the renowned ramp builders of the action sports world. Facing hardships at a young age, Wessel turned to action sports to ease his pain, and it may have saved his life.
Winter is coming, everybody! The Simple Session 19 will go down again in the beginning of frosty February in Tallinn, Estonia. We are happy to present you the brand new contest course for the 19th edition of the series! For the 13th year in a row, we have Mr. Nate Wessel to thank for his incredible job on coming up with yet another glorious course design.
A lot of both – street and park elements – are combined together on this masterpiece! The park is envisioned to inspire lines of all riding styles in both BMX and skateboarding, so expect for historic action to gown at the legendary Simple Session 19!
When Tony Hawk calls Woodward to discuss the idea of reconstructing the Animal Chin ramp, we listen. Woodward Build Crews have been on the forefront of every new ramp idea and every inch of the facilities at all Woodward locationS. Veteran builders Nate Wessel, Ron Kimler, Ryan Corrigan and Kris Sherry work together with one of the most iconic builders of all time, Tim Payne, to re-create the legendary Animal Chin ramp. See what goes down at Woodward West and how a tennis court can be transformed into the newest and most anticipated ramp of all time.
In this episode of Build Woodward, we’re diving deep into the history of The Cage, a massive wooden skate park built in 1998 at Woodward PA. The Cage was originally designed for a street contest as part of an XGames qualifying event called B3 which was short for “bikes, boards, and blades” and featured BMX, skateboarding, and inline skating. The massive Wooden park was built on top of an old tennis court at camp and its name “The Cage” was inspired by the 12-foot fence that surrounded the area.
Back in Mexico, ramp builder Nate Wessel and his crew get to work on the most unique area of the Woodward Riviera Maya build, the pump track. Nate’s original concept was fairly straight forward, but they threw that out the window and started fresh. The result was one of the most unique pump tracks in the world.