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Practice Prose: Skate Big Air

Updated: August 8, 2007, 5:58 PM ET
By Jon Hanks | EXPN.com

Skateboard Big Air practice is a spectacle to behold. The ramp is a beast and standing near it is enough to give anyone goose bumps. This contest is no joke. It's all about the mental game (not to mention the physical chops it takes to launch a 50-foot gap). We checked in with some of the event's crucial rippers and picked their brains on everything from tricks to terrain.

TerrainIt definitely feels like we're getting speed out of the increased height of the ramp. It changes the quarter ...

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