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Beginning October 1, 2006, FUEL TV’s new fall lineup includes the best in original action sports programming. Premiering is FUEL TV’s new surf magazine show called FiNS, from Emmy Award-winning producer Ira Opper. In snowboarding, Sorsa Project debuts giving viewers an inside look at Finland’s Olympic snowboarder Heikki Sorsa. Also in snowboarding comes Flipside, a seven-part series on the making of More, Absinthe Film’s newest snowboarding movie.
Kicking off the evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern/Pacific is Firsthand: Viewer’s Choice. FUEL TV fans voted for their favorite episodes of the network’s signature athlete-profile series. Counting down each Sunday starting with freestyle-motocross sensation Nate Adams at No. 13 until reaching skateboarder Ryan Sheckler at No. 1, don’t miss the 11 other superstars in between like skateboarder Bam Margera, FMX champion Brian Deegan, surfer Rob Machado, and 2006 tour champ wakeboarder Danny Harf. (Firsthand is also available for downloading on iTunes.)
At 8:30 PM ET/PT catch FiNS, a series that captures the progression of modern surfing. Produced by Emmy Award-winner and 25-year veteran in surf movies and TV, Ira Opper gets rare access into today’s top surfers like Kelly Slater, The Irons, The Hobgoods, Sofia Mulanovich, John John Florence, and the new breed of surfing legends. Also profiled are artists Jack Johnson and Aaron Chang.
At 9:00 PM ET/PT Sorsa Project, a mini-series running from October 1 to November 5, takes an unfiltered look at life on the road with Finland’s Olympic snowboarding phenom Heikki Sorsa. The series is narrated by snowboarding legend Jim Rippey.
Premiering in the 9:00 PM ET/PT spot on November 12, Flipside shows you what it takes to make an action-packed snowboarding film. The series provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Absinthe Films crew during the filming of their 2006 release More. Using the new “Hover-Track” Jet-Pack film system, Absinthe gets closer than ever to riders including Travis Rice, Marc Frank Montoya, and Nicolas Müller.
Stay tuned! The evening continues with Insane Cinema (as if you need a good reason to stay on the couch).
At 9:30 PM ET/PT, the Insane Cinema portion of Stacked Sundays begins. This season’s collection includes documentaries on Kelly Slater's journey to winning his seventh surf world title and Nate Adams' return to motocross after his near career-ending crash. Dave Mirra, Bob Burnquist, Bam Margera, Ryan Guettler, Scotty Cranmer, and a talented list of others are also among some of the top-shelf athletes appearing in this lineup of films premiering exclusively on FUEL TV.
A sampling of films airing this fall (for a complete listing of program listings, go to www.fuel.tv):
October 1 – SKATE: Elementality, the first release from Element skateboards in seven years, features footage from around the world of such pros as the one and only Bam Margera, Jeremy Wray, Colt Cannon, Chris Senn, Jake Rupp, Vanessa Torres, Nyjah Huston, Tosh Townend, and many more.
October 22 – SURF: Letting Go documents Kelly Slater's 2005 trials and triumphs in the most exciting year in the history of pro surfing. Join Kelly in the epic waves of the "dream tour" – through Australia, South Pacific, Africa, North and South America, Asia, and Europe – on his quest for long awaited No. 7 win. See the highs and lows, the celebrations and the heartbreaks, the rivalry with Andy Irons, and the pressure packed build up as each event draws him closer to the title. This film is a roller coaster ride from start to finish.
November 26 – SURF: Fair Bits is a selection of short surfing films starring Taj Burrow and featuring collaborative efforts from seven different filmmakers; Brendan & Emmett Malloy, Clark Eddy, Brendan Hearne, Taylor Steele, Scott Soens, and Keith Malloy. Fair Bits takes viewers on a journey of discovery around the globe capturing Taj's mind-blowing surfing.
December 10 – FMX: Full Circle is a freestyle-motocross award-winning documentary capturing the rise, fall, and return of Nate Adams. Capturing the quiet character of Nate Adams from his humble beginnings in FMX to the prolonged recovery from his horrific crash in Italy, watch what happens when determination takes control and Nate fulfills his dreams.
December 24 – BMX: Sentenced to Life follows six BMX riders traveling thought the U.S., Canada, and Australia, documenting their unique and individual styles. The film features Dave Mirra, Josh Harrington, Matt Beringer, Mike Aitken, Scotty Cranmer, and Ryan Guettler.
About FUEL TV
FUEL TV is the only 24/7 action sports cable and satellite network in the U.S. FUEL TV’s programming covers the lifestyle and culture of skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, freestyle motocross, and wakeboarding. Through its original and commissioned series and specials, short-form content, films, and prestigious event coverage, the channel features action sports athletes — in motion and in exclusive interviews — emerging musicians, celebrities, and breaking news. Signature original shows include The Daily Habit, The Weekly Update with Boost Mobile, and Firsthand. A unit of Fox Cable Networks, FUEL TV was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in 22 million U.S. homes. FUEL TV is viewed in 54 countries including the UK (FX UK); Australia (FUEL TV Aus), and Latin America and Brazil (FX Latin America). To subscribe to FUEL TV call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.