If you don’t know Tony Hawke, you probably have never been interested in skateboarding. After all, it was with him that this sport gained the greatest popularity. Tony was the first to submit to the 900 trick – two and a half turns in the air with landing in the opposite direction. The price of this trick, according to him, was a broken shoulder, more than 20 concussions and about 13 years of preparation. Hawke made it in 1999 at the age of 31, and then repeated it twice: at 43 and at 48!
How did Tony Hawke become popular?
Such loyalty to her beloved business helped Tony Hawke build an empire and infect millions of people with skateboarding. Its influence is hard to overestimate. In the early 80s, at a time when he was just starting to Continue reading
Danny Way – Crazy Extreme
Born April 15, 1974, Portland, Oregon.
There are such athletes who become legends and remain in this status forever. The golden era of skateboarding has come and continues right now – absolute champions appear and new world records are set. Danny Way could have stopped many years ago, but again and again news arrives about his impossible jumps. Today, the Trajectory blog has the story of a skateboarding legend.
Danny is 43 years old, his spine has been broken more than once, to count his concussions, there are not enough fingers of two hands, and there were more than sixteen serious operations. On each new Continue reading
Probably, it seems to you that to rise above the peaks of Elbrus on a bunch of balloons is a completely insane undertaking? It seems right to you. But to find out exactly how crazy this idea is, only one person decided in our country. Along the way, setting a world record, which is still not beaten by anyone, and perhaps forever remains unattainable.
Madness Technology: Thousand Balloon Flying
In total, Vitaly Kulikov made two flights. The first took place on September 25, 2004. On 360 balls pumped with hydrogen, the pilot climbed to a height of 400 m and flew 8.5 km in 25 minutes
When Muscovite Vitaly Kulikov flew into the sky 14 years ago, and then, rising to a record height, he went downstairs – though, barely surviving and raising the Ministry of Emergencies and the police to his feet – many wrote and even talked about this event on television . But then the journalists were mainly interested in the dramatic ups and downs of the flight itself and the subsequent rescue operation. We decided to recall those events in order to talk about the technology of such a seemingly not too high-tech project. But should there be tricks here?
Completely nonsense balls Continue reading