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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Pros and Cons of Extreme Sports
Extreme diverse sports today captivate many. Fans of extreme sports are not only young, but also older people. With the help of such sports, you can overcome your own fear…

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The essence of working with an aerobatic kite
The essence of working with an aerobatic kite is to develop the skills necessary for piloting a full towing kite. The first thing you need to learn to do is…

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Longest motorcycle career

An American motorcyclist who currently holds a record for the duration of his professional career, as well as the number of competitions in which he participated.

Today the Internet is replete with ratings of the best extreme sportsmen, and if there is one in which the name of Michael Larocco is not mentioned even once, then we can immediately conclude that the author is not only not familiar with the topic, but did not read a single article on this topic. One can also be so unambiguous here because over the 19 years of his professional career, Mike has become a living legend, the author of a huge number of new tricks and figures, and also a teacher for several generations of motorcyclists at once.

Mike Larocco was born on February 12, 1971, in Michigan City, Indiana. Like most other athletes, he had a passion for extreme sports since childhood, which sometimes frightened parents and teachers at school, who were used to seeing boys interested in standard sports – football and baseball. Fortunately for us, all attempts to convince him to abandon his unusual hobby did not lead to success. Continue reading

Speleology

Speleology (from the Greek. Spélaion – cave and lógos – word, doctrine) – a complex science, a branch of natural science engaged in a comprehensive study of caves – their geological origin, morphology, mineralization, microclimate, composition and properties of cave waters. As well as the organic world of caves (including speleofauna), the remains of an ancient material culture and modern practical use.

Speleology, as a branch of geology, namely karstology, mineralogy and hydrogeology, studies natural caves – their origin, evolution, age, morphology, mineralogy, ecosystem, hydrogeological and microclimatic features of the caves, their modern and ancient fauna, enclosing rocks.

The unreasonably wide application of the concept of “speleology” has come into fashion in Russia: the word “speleology” is often understood not only Continue reading

Which wakeboard to buy the most true?

We can safely say that wakeboarding is one of the most modern, and at the same time one of the most striking, exciting disciplines in extreme sports. Currently, wakeboarding has steadily divided into two independently developing areas. One is cable wake or, as it is called in Russia, winch wake. The second is classic wakeboarding, where a boat is used for towing.

But this duality with the same name and close essence is not the only thing that clearly distinguishes wakeboarding from other extreme disciplines. If in skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and even more so in roller-skating or extreme cycling, you first buy what you will ride and then learn, then on a wakeboard all professionals will unanimously tell you that before you buy a wakeboard , one must not only learn to ride it, but also master this skill to a sufficient degree.

The reasons for this inversion are many. Let’s consider only the main ones.

First one. The fact is that a water start on a wakeboard is the main stumbling block for beginners. To learn how to ride a 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…

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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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Classic Freestyle Disciplines
Ski acrobatics. The type of discipline speaks for itself: complex acrobatic stunts are performed on skis. For this purpose, a specially prepared profiled huge springboard is used, which is designed…

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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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