Danny Way – Crazy Extreme
Born April 15, 1974, Portland, Oregon.
There are such athletes who become legends and remain in this status forever. The golden era of skateboarding has come and continues right now – absolute champions appear and new world records are set. Danny Way could have stopped many years ago, but again and again news arrives about his impossible jumps. Today, the Trajectory blog has the story of a skateboarding legend.
Danny is 43 years old, his spine has been broken more than once, to count his concussions, there are not enough fingers of two hands, and there were more than sixteen serious operations. On each new Continue reading
Building (Eng. Buildering) – a kind of extreme sports, in which participants climb the outside of buildings and other urban structures. The word “building” is a language contamination, a hybrid word consisting of the word “building” and the term “bouldering” (bouldering, a separate type of climbing).
Usually, building involves free climbing in difficult conditions and can be extremely dangerous. Often carried out illegally, building is mostly done at night. Connoisseurs of building, seen climbing buildings without permission, are regularly met by the police after completing their stunts. Exciting building actions, such as climbing free skyscrapers, are usually performed alone by experienced climbers, sometimes attracting the attention of a large crowd of passers-by and the media, but such cases are rare.
Building can also take a form more akin to bouldering, which tends to climb and / or cross shorter sections of buildings and structures. While property owners still largely condemn such actions, some, such as the University of Colorado at Boulder, in many cases turn a blind eye to such actions. Continue reading
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 mention of their art came from a famous researcher – captain James Cook in 1778. During his third round-the-world trip, Hawaiian islands were discovered. Cook was struck by how the Polynesians cleverly overcome the big wave, easily managing the board. It should be noted that the leaders of the tribe had the best boards. Even made from local balsa wood, the weight of their “olo” boards reached 70 kg, with a length of up to 5.5 meters. Lesser people were content with heavier copies of the koa tree. Continue reading