Local sk8r vies to be ‘Next X’
He may only be 11, smack in the middle of grom-hood, but Honolulu skateboard sensation Heimana Reynolds will be showing off before a national TV audience on Disney XD’s "Next X" reality show, which premieres today. Heimana is one of two skateboarders and two BMX riders competing for time on ESPN’s X Games 16, which starts July 29 in Los Angeles. During the show, each young athlete was paired with a professional who served as a mentor during its six-week run. The winner was named Next X. Heimana’s pro mentor was Rune Glifberg, a nine-time X Games medalist. "Next X" will air at 4:15 p.m. on Oceanic Channel 445.