Extreme Sports History
Extreme translated from English is something extraordinary, special and outstanding actions, sometimes associated with danger to health and life. The history of extreme sports, which today is not one, not…

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How to escape from an avalanche
Snow avalanches themselves, about where the probability of their descent is greater, where there is less, how to independently determine the avalanche hazard of a potential skiing place, is described…

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The tragic deaths that occurred due to extreme sports
Extreme sports are very dangerous, but despite this, there are a lot of people in the world who do not mind tickling their nerves. For a person who does not…

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Winter wakeboarding

It would seem that wakeboarding is, in general, summer entertainment. Well, at least from the subjective point of view of a resident of the temperate zone of the Earth, to which Russia belongs. We have a clear and distinct change of seasons. Summer, winter: And we are already used to waiting for summer to chase a boat or a winch on our favorite board. After all, it seems impossible to ride a wakeboard in winter when the ice is around. But you want to. Yes, and the form must be maintained, it is relevant in the winter.

But do not think that such a bright change of seasons occurs everywhere. There are a lot of very attractive places on our planet where they have never heard of snow and frost, but not only have they heard about wakeboarding, but they are also ready to provide everything necessary for lovers of this type of outdoor Continue reading

Tips for beginner wakeboarders. Technique of getting out of the water

Starting to ride a wakeboard, you may encounter a number of difficulties that will seem insurmountable or surmountable after a series of trainings. However, training has nothing to do with it. No matter how many times you repeat the same mistakes, this will not bring you closer to eliminating them. In wakeboarding, everything is based on the technique of execution, you just need to know what exactly, at what moment and how to do it.

Getting out of the water is the first and main difficulty that a novice wakeboarder will have to face. There are times when a person gives up trying to stand on the board after seeming physical impossibility to do so. However, in fact, getting out of the water does not require absolutely no effort. This can be done by a child, a fragile girl, or a large man weighing one hundred kilograms. It is all a matter of technology and Continue reading

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 it flies. And this is completely justified, since kite flying obeys all the laws of wing movement in a dynamic air environment, that is, in an oncoming wind stream.

Just like any wing, a kite has a leading edge, a trailing edge and a profile provided by the shape of the wing’s internal structure (ribs for parafoils and balloons for inflatable kites). But what the kite does not have is the wing mechanization system, as is done on airplanes.

It is known that the aircraft is controlled by the so-called steering planes included in the wing mechanization system. There are several of them in different parts of the aircraft, but on the wing there is one main governing body – ailerons. It is with their help that the wing acquires a roll, and with it changes the direction of movement in the air.

The kite, of course, has no steering planes, but if it could not be controlled in any way, then there would be no sense from it. After all, then he could tow a rider only as an umbrella, with a strictly fair wind. But, in practice, a kite rider is Continue reading

Freediving - degree of freedom
Probably, almost everyone knows what diving is. And many imagine diving as a dive into the depths of the seas, oceans, lakes and rivers with special equipment, with balloons, where…

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How to overcome fear
It is not an exaggeration to say that fear is one of the most dangerous enemies of man, and the question of how to overcome fear is one of the…

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What is the difference between a longboard and a skate?
Many of those who have never seen a board for longboarding close by, but ride a skateboard themselves, wonder - what is the difference between a longboard and a skate,…

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Base jumping. The most dangerous kind of extreme
Base jumping - jumping from high-altitude objects of artificial or natural origin using a special parachute (English B.A.S.E jumping). Base jumpers are people doing this kind of extreme jumping. The…

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