Parkour, Action Movies and … David Bowie? Thirty Minutes with the CBR Stunt Team

Parkour, Action Movies and … David Bowie? Thirty Minutes with...
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CBR, whose name comes from the founding members’ names, has a variety of online videos that feature everything from martial arts fights to parkour (also known as free running). They’re martial artists, free runners and friends, but when it comes down to it, they’re stuntmen. … read more

March Mayhem

March Mayhem
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Last Saturday night, I went to March Mayhem at the Muay Thai Institute and Fitness Center in Sugarhouse. I believe it was called March Mayhem because another sporting organization already has dibs on March Madness, and March Mess-Your-Face-Up wouldn’t fit on the flyer. Either way, local, amateur kickboxing does make for great entertainment on a Saturday night. … read more

Radical Reels World Tour @ Kingsbury Hall

Radical Reels World Tour @ Kingsbury Hall
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The fast-paced and action-packed extension of the Banff Mountain Film Festival flew through SLC to close out February. Playing to a sold out crowd at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall, Radical Reels showcased a variety of movies aimed at the heart of the adrenaline junkie. The Outdoor Recreation Program at the U has brought the film festival here for many years and is responsible for keeping the stoke levels at an all time high. Here are a few films that struck a chord. … read more

Bellator: the Gladiators of the 21st Century

Bellator: the Gladiators of the 21st Century
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The crowd at the Maverick Center is on their feet, chanting “U-S-A” in unison, spotlights circle the room, and the tension is palpable. Then with a collective gasp and a wave of the referee’s hand, it’s all over. Countless hours, mentally and physically preparing for this fight and it’s over, two minutes and 45 seconds into the second round. Fighters, bull riders and Olympians recognize this fleeting moment when history claims the winners and the losers. In this case the winner is … … read more

Wouldn’t it be Rad? – An Interview with Rad Martinez of Bellator MMA

Wouldn’t it be Rad? – An Interview with Rad Martinez...
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This Thursday, Feb. 21, Bellator, the second largest MMA organization in the world will bring Bellator 90 to the Maverik Center in West Valley City, which includes Utah native Rad Martinez taking on Russia’s Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the Season 7 featherweight tournament final. SLUG sat down with Martinez to see what drives him as a great, local fighter. … read more

Grand Prix Halfpipe Finals @ PCMR 02.01-02

Grand Prix Halfpipe Finals @ PCMR 02.01-02
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Park City Mountain Resort was aglow this past weekend, from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, as it hosted the prestigious U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Grand Prix halfpipe finals and the Paul Mitchell Progression Big Air Session. … read more

Ski Premiere: Few Words @ Rice Eccles Stadium 11.30

Ski Premiere: Few Words @ Rice Eccles Stadium 11.30
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High atop the foothills of SLC, a raucous crowd of tall-tees and flat brim wearing youngsters gathers for what is likely the final ski movie premiere of the season. They are all here to witness the highly anticipated film from legendary skier Candide Thovex.  … read more

Falling Forward: Clayton Butler

Falling Forward: Clayton Butler
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We’ve all had that dream as we are drifting off to sleep where we are falling.  Suddenly, you kick awake and you are sitting there in your room, alone and afraid. Clayton Butler loves that dream. He embraces it so much that he has spent the better part of the past five years trying to recreate that sensation in real life. A reserved young man who works hard for a living, you’d never know that Butler spends his weekends hurling himself off tall objects and massive cliffs. … read more

2010 Reel Rock Tour @ Tower Theater

2010 Reel Rock Tour @ Tower Theater
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On Wednesday September 29,  350 rock-climbing enthusiasts packed themselves into the Tower Theater for a showing of 6 rock-climbing films—First Round First Minute, The Hardest Move, Origins: The Hulk, Down and Out and Under, Fly or Die and the Swiss Machine. … read more