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…

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How does a kite fly?
Any kite, regardless of design, is a wing, not a parachute, as many people think. Therefore, it is generally accepted that any kite does not hang in the air, namely…

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Kite management
The kite is controlled in the same way as an airplane - by giving the wing one degree or another roll. As reference points for determining the side of the…

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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 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.

Wonder boy
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

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 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

Basic technique and features of dome acrobatics

Only mountains can be better than mountains! This motto is inherent in all those who are in love with parachuting and domed acrobatics in particular. Dome acrobatics is a sports discipline, the forefront of which is the scale and entertainment, as well as the coherence of team actions.

What is dome acrobatics?
Dome acrobatics is one of the varieties of parachuting, the ultimate goal of which is to build various figures in the air from open canopy parachutes. This direction is significantly different from the rest of the group acrobatics presented in parachuting. Continue reading

Risky fun for the sake of
Between us, to jump from a bridge 100 meters high, it’s not necessary to have great abilities. There is enough desire to experience mortal fear. You will also need a…

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EXTREME SPORTS
Extreme sports - sports, usually associated with a danger to life. The aim of the work is to consider extreme sports from two points of view, both from a positive…

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Risky fun for the sake of
Between us, to jump from a bridge 100 meters high, it’s not necessary to have great abilities. There is enough desire to experience mortal fear. You will also need a…

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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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