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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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…

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Snowboarder Sean White
In 2007, Sean was the first Winter X-Games snowboard champion. In addition, he is editor of the snowboard magazine. Sean is the only one in the world to win the…

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Snowboarder Sean White

In 2007, Sean was the first Winter X-Games snowboard champion. In addition, he is editor of the snowboard magazine. Sean is the only one in the world to win the summer and winter Dew Cup – the snowboard championship. In the same season, he won almost every competition and entered the TTR World Snowboard Tour. Sean is part of the Barton Global snowboarding team.
Snowboarding has become the lifestyle of today’s youth. Teenagers are embraced by rampant drive and excitement pushing forward towards the pursuit of excellence. Every day they put themselves at greater risk, challenging the snow-capped peaks. Adrenaline rushing over the edge makes you perform crazy stunts on steep slopes. Continue reading

Madness Technology: Thousand Balloon Flying

Probably, it seems to you that to rise above the peaks of Elbrus on a bunch of balloons is a completely insane undertaking? It seems right to you. But to find out exactly how crazy this idea is, only one person decided in our country. Along the way, setting a world record, which is still not beaten by anyone, and perhaps forever remains unattainable.
Madness Technology: Thousand Balloon Flying
In total, Vitaly Kulikov made two flights. The first took place on September 25, 2004. On 360 balls pumped with hydrogen, the pilot climbed to a height of 400 m and flew 8.5 km in 25 minutes

When Muscovite Vitaly Kulikov flew into the sky 14 years ago, and then, rising to a record height, he went downstairs – though, barely surviving and raising the Ministry of Emergencies and the police to his feet – many wrote and even talked about this event on television . But then the journalists were mainly interested in the dramatic ups and downs of the flight itself and the subsequent rescue operation. We decided to recall those events in order to talk about the technology of such a seemingly not too high-tech project. But should there be tricks here?

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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 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

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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What is base jumping?
This is a sport for real extreme sportsmen - those who are not afraid to tickle their nerves. The media played an important role in its popularization. Thanks to media…

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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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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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