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
The world-famous athlete Matt Hoffman – a representative of the extreme discipline BMX – at the age of 14 was already known as a popular personality among colleagues, and at 19 he was officially recognized as “his” in professional sports.
By the age of 18, Mat became perhaps the most popular rider in the world, not only speaking at competitions and supporting other young people, but also making films and creating computer games. So, in 2001, the first series of the popular game ‘Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX’ was released. Together with other athletes, Matt made several films, including ‘Keep Your Eyes Open’, ‘Ultimate X’, as well as several episodes of the popular American show ‘Jackass’. Continue reading
“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 the same, as stated in the song, the “axiom” applies to sports, especially to its extreme varieties.
On Thursday, February 4, 2016, extreme cyclist Dave Mirra became a legend. The body of the famous biker was found in his own van in the area where he allegedly visited friends. Death came from a gunshot wound, which, according to the police, the 41-year-old athlete inflicted on himself.
Dave Mirra was born in a small provincial town of Chittenango in the state of New York in an average working American family. Mirra was the second child and grew up with an older brother named Tim. The boys knew the bitterness of the loss early, because when Dave was only four years old, his parents divorced – his mother left the family. The guys remained in the care of their father. 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?
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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 free descent along an unfamiliar slope outside the laid tracks at the maximum possible speed under the given conditions. In a sense, this formulation is probably suitable. But this is only a miserable attempt to choose terminology, to drive into a narrow framework of the formula an absolutely immense concept, which includes philosophy, attitude to skiing, to oneself and perception of the Mountain … Perhaps the attitude to the Mountain is what distinguishes a rider from a beautifully skiing expert? That’s right, to the Mountain – with a capital letter, because all the people whom we call freeriders (they prefer to say something about themselves like “well, we know how to ski a bit”) have great respect for the Mountain. Otherwise, it’s simply impossible, Continue reading