FACE TIME: JAKE BROWN
"The happenings in skateboarding that the mainstream like to latch onto tend to be the absurd and outlandish -- they don't even care if a trick is landed or not. Earlier this year 12-year-old Tom Schaar was thrust into the limelight when the YouTube video of him landing a 1080 air got 830,000 views. In 2007, our friend Jake Brown gained global notoriety by not landing a 540 and falling 50 feet out of the sky, in what's known as "The Slam Heard Around the World," leaving spectators of the X Games wondering if he was still alive. The YouTube of his fall has 2.5 million views.