Kite management
The kite is controlled in the same way as an airplane - by giving the wing one degree or another roll. As reference points for determining the side of the…

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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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WHAT IS Freeride ...
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…

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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

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