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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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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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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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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

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, what are the details and characteristics?

There are several answers.

The first and main difference between a longboard and a skateboard is its purpose. A skate is a small (short) board with a very stiff and narrow suspension, as well as small, very hard wheels. The nose and tail of the skateboard are raised, to facilitate tricks with the separation of the board from the asphalt or ramp. A skateboard is designed to perform precisely technical tricks, without moving over long distances. Of course, you can drive from one bus stop to another on a skateboard, but it wasn’t created for this, it has a different purpose, and therefore traveling somewhere, especially if the asphalt is imperfect, will not be very comfortable, unless, of course, it has bearings not from ammonia. Also, the skate is not very stable at high speeds, prone to uncontrolled buildup (“roach”) and is not intended for high-speed descents from the hills. Continue reading

We shoot extreme. How to shoot a video?

It would seem that there is nothing complicated in shooting a video. It would seem much more important how the rider rides, how cleanly he does the tricks and how complicated they are, than how all this is shot. But in fact it turns out that when it comes to skating it goes on to watch the same skating on the screen, those who have at least some idea of ​​how to shoot video and how to do the editing win. It is they who have the most views on the Internet and it is they who are the first to receive sponsors. Why? Because thousands ride, and dozens know how to remove them.

The first thing to understand before taking the camera to the ski slope or to the skate park is who the future video will be addressed to. To a large extent, how to shoot a video will depend on this particular factor. There are several options. Continue reading

Base jumping. The most dangerous kind of extreme
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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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Downhill: A Brief History of Extreme Cycling
Downhill for fans of extreme sports, like manna from heaven. This type of cycling allows you to throw out adrenaline and get a lot of emotions, as well as test…

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Winter wakeboarding
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