Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins

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The Last Days of Dave Mirra

As many speculate what may have led to Mirra’s death, friends say that he struggled with being an aging athlete who no longer dominated his competition.

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...

Matt Higgins
Dec 18, 2015

BASE-Jumping the Shark

The quest for ever bigger and more dangerous televised wingsuit stunts is going to boost the sport's already high body count.

Matt Higgins
Sep 18, 2015

The Grandpa Who Helps Men Fly

Tony Uragallo is a garden-loving grandfather. He's also the mastermind behind the wingsuits that help 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

Young at Helm

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