The Alec Majerus Project
Introducing The Alec Majerus Project
Over the past year and a half, skateboarder Alec Majerus experienced one of the busiest season of his life. In addition to landing on major contest podiums, Majerus filmed three of his heaviest video parts -- Adidas, Volcom and Real Street, all released in May of 2016. On the flip side (no pun intended since Majerus rides for Flip), Majerus also suffered a broken leg and staph infection which sidelined him for ten months. 'The Alec Majerus Project' will take fans through the highs and lows, explaining how he keeps his stoke for the one thing that makes him happiest, skateboarding.
Always on the grind
"I've been filming for all three parts and it's been really hard," said Majerus just after the release of his Real Street part. "It's also been a lot of fun, but nearing the end it was a battle trying to stay healthy and not get hurt. I've constantly been rolling my ankles or just getting broke off in some sort of way."
X Games momentum
Majerus took X Games Austin 2014 Skateboard Street bronze as a rookie, and he knows how to make the most of his opportunities. The 21-year-old ripper from Minnesota grew up skating in basements, garages and the cold, windy streets of Minneapolis, giving him a versatility and resilience other skaters can't match.
Leader of the new school
Majerus is emerging as a leader for the new generation of rail skaters, as evidenced by this huge boardslide in Newport Beach, California. Originally from Minnesota, Majerus and about eight of his friends moved out to Southern California for the weather and the skating.
"Basically, whenever I was home in between trips I would film for Real Street and then just film for "Away Days" and "Holy Stokes" on trips," says Majerus.
Majerus is just at home skating contests as he is filming for a video part, and is no stranger to X Games Skateboard Street. Next year, he will be the hometown pro when X Games makes its debut in Minneapolis.
Frontside feeble on a lengthy rail, and in case you had to ask, yes, he definitely made it all the way to the end of the rail.
A veteran of the Flip Skateboards team, Majerus looked up to the brand as a young skater. In fact, his original childhood email address references the esteemed board brand. Here, Majerus frontside feebles to 180 on a long rail.
Skate every day
"Sometimes it would get so cold in Minnesota that they would go on the news and tell everyone not to go outside," says Majerus. "I moved out to California to skate every day." That is a big part of why he got three video parts done in one year.
Tune-in to Majerus
'The Alec Majerus Project' airs on ABC's "World of X Games" at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sat., May 6.