Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins

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The Last Days of Dave Mirra

In the wake of the X Games star's suicide, friends contemplate the role of repeated head injuries and the psychological toll of retiring from BMX

Matt Higgins
Feb 17, 2016

Breaking Down the Stunts in ‘Point Break’

The original 1991 film inspired a generation of hard-charging athletes. Now grown up, many of them signed on as stuntmen for the reboot to make the snowboarding, wingsuiting, and motocross as real as possible.

Matt Higgins
Dec 18, 2015

The Wind Beneath Their Wings

What do world-famous pilots like Jeb Corliss and Joby Ogwyn have in common? They all wear suits sewn by Tony Uragallo, a garden-loving designer who helps daring men zoom through the sky.

Matt Higgins
Jul 30, 2015

Snowboarder Jeremy Jones

Big-mountain snowboard king Jeremy Jones is leading the sport into a new era of responsibility—which makes him very uncomfortable.

Matt Higgins
Nov 11, 2010

Worst Case Studies

Caught in an avalanche. Mastless in the Indian Ocean. Come back alive from your worst nightmare.

Matt Higgins, Will Taylor, Eliza Griswold, Ryan Krogh, Doug Schnitzspahn, Bob Shacochis, John Spong, and Steven D. Hannah
Oct 25, 2010

The big new thing in round-the-world sailing? Teenagers.

Matt Higgins
Oct 5, 2009

Jon Olsson Takes On Ski Racing

An X Gamer tries to make it in ski racing. But as a two-sport athlete, will Jon Olsson end up more Deion Sanders or Jeremy Bloom?

Matt Higgins
Jan 18, 2009

Skateboarding Is Not a Crime

But heroin, meth, and thuggery are. Can skate pioneer and Dogtown legend Jay Adams set himself straight?

Matt Higgins
Jul 31, 2008