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
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
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 yourself and your nerves for strength. After all, to get down safe and sound from the mountainside at maximum speed and at the same time not only lose control of the iron horse can be a tough nut.
Downhill: what is it?
By “downhill” we mean cycling on hilly and mountainous slopes with temporary obstacles. However, only at first glance to go down the mountain is not a sick thing. In reality, downhill tracks abound with steep descents and turns, a large number of jumps, stones and snags. Continue reading