WHAT IS Freeride ...
Freeride. We are already used to this term, although no one is able to say what it is exactly, even the riders themselves. The word "freeride" is usually understood as…

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Sports jewelry
Extreme sports activities develop a number of skills that are significantly different from the skills of ordinary people, those who jog from a heart attack. Extreme and extreme, which opens…

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Wonder Boy's last trick: Dave Mirra committed suicide
“The rock and roll star must die,” is the song in one of the songs of the Spleen group. After death, an ordinary star will become a real legend. Partly…

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Tony Hawk. Success story

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

History of surfing and windsurfing

It is believed that the first surfers were Polynesians. According to Polynesian legends, their ancestors practiced skating on the board long before the settlement of the Polynesian islands.

The first mention of their art came from a famous researcher – captain James Cook in 1778. During his third round-the-world trip, Hawaiian islands were discovered. Cook was struck by how the Polynesians cleverly overcome the big wave, easily managing the board. It should be noted that the leaders of the tribe had the best boards. Even made from local balsa wood, the weight of their “olo” boards reached 70 kg, with a length of up to 5.5 meters. Lesser people were content with heavier copies of the koa tree. Continue reading

“Red Angels” Alpine Peaks

The town of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, at first glance, is no different from neighboring towns and villages. The same neat houses with a bright smear of indispensable geranium on the window are also unpretentious and at the same time cozy cafes, bars and bistros; on the streets, as elsewhere in alpine towns, the multilingual rumble of tourists. They perfectly understand each other without translators. The euphoria of novice climbers, wherever they come from, helps them in communication. Everyone who comes here, of course, seeks to climb to the top, known as the main local attraction.

It is loudly called the Mountain of Mountains, although the height of this peak is far from the record one and amounts to 4478 meters above sea level, but its silhouette, resembling an almost regular pyramid, seems to embody the idea of ​​perfect geometric shape. And everything perfect, as you know, attracts a Continue reading

Building
Building (Eng. Buildering) - a kind of extreme sports, in which participants climb the outside of buildings and other urban structures. The word “building” is a language contamination, a hybrid…

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Hillside rules
Alpine skiing and snowboarding, like many other sports, are associated with risk. But hardly anyone coming out on a beautiful winter morning on the slope thinks that by the evening…

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Madness Technology: Thousand Balloon Flying
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…

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DIY longboard deck
As a rule, people who are going to do a longboard with their own hands do mostly a deck, and they buy special wheels, suspensions and bushings from experienced manufacturers.…

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