Professional BMX rider Nigel Sylvester’s “Go! 3” stunt video continues the tradition of providing a little something for everyone. Beyond the impressive moves are excellently edited cuts to mundane activities that only add to the appeal.
As Huffington Post’s Philip Lewis put it, “Obama’s on vacation with the hat backwards. After all, he and Michelle have a brand new foundation to run — not to mention a rekindled hunger for kite-surfing to gloat about now that he effectively beat the adventurous Branson at the leisure activity.
Most of us are unable to do a split or even a cartwheel on the ground — so imagine doing them in mid-air. For 14-year-old Kyra Poh, though, it's not much of a stretch — she's just bagged two gold medals at the 2017 Wind Games in Spain. SEE ALSO: Experience the first ever skydive captured on Google Street View Here's the Singaporean indoor skydiver just casually flipping and turning like it's no big deal: Kyra beat out 10 other competitors to win gold in the solo freestyle category. She choreographed her routine herself, with the help of her mum. "My routine style is kind of feminine, so I do lots of flips and spins, but I also like to mix it together with a long of strong and technical moves," the 14-year-old told Mashable . "For freestyle it's all about how you look and how graceful you are." Kyra Poh at the competition. Image: windoor She's also the world's fastest, btw She took home a second gold for "World's Fastest Flyer," winning the solo speed category. 7th round of solo speed! One last round to go! A video posted by Team Firefly Singapore (@teamfireflysg) on Feb 4, 2017 at 8:44am PST "I used to get very dizzy when I was upside down, and with the wind blowing at you at 250km/h you sometimes can't really see where you're going," said Kyra. "Now I've gotten used it to but sometimes I catch myself while I'm flying and I'm like, wow, I'm actually flying. It's really cool." BONUS: This is how you smash a skydiving world record
Debbi Brawley took her first skydive to celebrate her 55th birthday. Now with over 400 jumps under her belt, she hopes to inspire other women her age to see that life isn't over at 50. Photo: Zach Lewis...
The newest event at the Winter XGames pits competitors against one another on snow bikes, machines that are a hybrid of a dirt bike and a snowmobile, giving us a fun new vehicle for playing in the snow.
Looks like Eden is going to need a bigger surf board. The 10-year-old surfer was out on the waves near Australia's Port Stephens when he almost collided with what seems to be a great white shark. The most terrifying part? He didn't even realise how close he'd come to bumping into the predator till after he had reached the shore. SEE ALSO: Leonie the shark doesn't need a man, begins impregnating herself instead Eden's dad, Chris Hasson, was snapping pictures of his son when he captured the image of the shark gliding about a metre from Eden's board. "Just as [Eden was] taking off I [saw] something out of the corner of my eye," Chris wrote on Facebook. "I kept shooting and after he finishes and starts paddling out I zoom in on the second photo and see he's just done a backhand snap on an 8 foot Great White Sharks [sic] head." After realising just how close his brush with the shark truly was, the charmed young surfer proved remarkably blase about the whole thing. “I was lucky I didn’t fall off,” he deadpanned to Associated Press. Yeah, lucky is one word for it. That's one hell of a photobomb, buddy. Image: Finding Nemo/Sony BONUS: Passengers on this shark expedition got more than they bargained for
The team behind mobile hit Alto’s Adventure is shifting from slopes to the streets for its new game: today developer Snowman announced Skate City, a mobile skateboarding title coming to both iOS and Android. Skate City is being developed in collaboration with Norwegian studio Agens, and has been in the works for close to a year. In Skate City you decide.
Bossa Studios — creators of wacky games like Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread — are back with a colorful new take on skateboarding. Called Decksplash, the game looks to combine the trick-heavy, high-score gameplay of titles like Tony Hawk with the competitive paintball structure of Nintendo’s Wii U shooter Splatoon. Bossa may be known for its purposefully obtuse controls in games like Surgeon Simulator, the studio says things are different with Decksplash.
The X Games has once again invited the world's best Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile athletes to compete in 18 different disciplines over four days which will offer fans not only sports but also musical performances and a festival village. All medalists from the X Games Aspen 2016 who have sport disciplines returning to this year's event were automatically invited to compete at this year's event, including reigning Olympic slopestyle champion Jamie Anderson, snowboarder and X Games Aspen and Oslo winner Chloe Kim, snowboarder Mark McMorris, slopestyle champion Jossi Wells, and three-times X Games Aspen gold medalist skier Bobby Brown. This year's sports and disciplines have also been confirmed as Big Air, Slopestyle and SuperPipe in Ski, Big Air, Slopestyle, SuperPipe, and Special Olympics Unified in Snowboard, and Best Trick, Freestyle, SnoCross, SnoCross Adaptive and Snow Bike Racing in Snowmobile and Snow Bike.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) veterans recently experienced the thrill of skydiving indoors. "The evening was a real confidence-builder," said Army veteran Juan Sandoval. In a WWP survey of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.7 percent) talked with fellow veterans to address their mental health issues, and 29.6 percent expressed physical activity helps.
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Sap surfing - standing upright on a board using an oar to paddle - has become a popular pastime for tourists and locals alike off the shores of Israel. In a series of pictures taken by Reuters photographer Baz Ratner sap surfers appear suspended in the shot, with the hazy skyline merging with the still waters against a misty backdrop. Similar conditions are seen on the Dead Sea, where swimmers enjoy a dip in the salty waters that are mentioned in the Bible and sit at the lowest point on Earth. (Reporting by Baz Ratner. Writing by Patrick Johnston in LONDON. ...
Dogs playing in the snow might just be the absolute best thing about winter. YouTube user stephen mann posted this video of him on a snowboard cheering on his adorable puppers, Cabot and Barney, as they take him for a ride down a snow-covered street. And these dogs are LOVING it. The wind in their fur, the encouragement from their owner, the freedom... Watching puppies caper in the snow will ultimately get us through this frigid, icy time. Daredevil skier turns snowy neighborhood into their own, personal track Super cool principal tries very hard with his snow day announcement video 'This is one device': Watch Steve Jobs introduce the original iPhone Bee-sicles, it’s all in the name of research
“Have we seen the Icaros?” I asked my editor Thomas Ricker on Slack this morning. There was a time when VR peripherals were so singular that each one opened up some totally new sensorial frontier. This morning, I had to rack my brain to remember precisely which virtual reality flying machines people had already seen this week.
Three months after captaining the United States to Ryder Cup glory, Davis Love crashed back to earth, literally, breaking his collarbone in three places, Golf Channel reported on Thursday. Love incurred the injury in a snowboarding accident in Idaho, Golf Channel said, and underwent surgery on Thursday. In October, Love was widely lauded for guiding the U.S. team to Ryder Cup victory over the Europe, after presiding over a losing effort four years before.
Al Roker's 2017 is off to an amazing start. The jolliest weather forecaster on morning television cohosted NBC's coverage of the 2017 Rose Parade on Monday and didn't hold back when a surfing dog float rolled by. (Watch with sound to get fully Roker'd.) To be fair, those dogs ARE FREAKING SURFING. SEE ALSO: 100 Years of Pomeranian Beauty The internet matched Roker's enthusiasm, viewing the surfing dogs as a sign of hope for 2017. Just show the dogs surfing for another hour seriously this is what we need in 2017 to unite us all amen — josh groban (@joshgroban) January 2, 2017 There are surfing dogs. Glad I've been able to experience the #RoseParade before. Best way to kick off 2017! — Jessica Konen (@JessicaKonen) January 2, 2017 2017 goal: be the happy that @alroker is when he sees dogs surfing during the #RoseParade #nbcroseparade — Liz Nemrava (@nemrover) January 2, 2017 The Rosebowl Parade had a float with a pool and surfing dogs, live dogs just hangin 10. I'm telling you 2017 is looking good — Andrea (@viceperezident) January 2, 2017 The surfing dogs float in the #RoseParade is too good for this world pic.twitter.com/odFujmw4En — Aubrey (@aublang11) January 2, 2017 The surfing dogs on the #roseparade will probably be the highlight of my month. — Benjamin Schneider (@benjaminrieth) January 2, 2017 But others were disappointed that their own dogs can't surf — or even really dog. The 128th annual Rose Parade included 22 marching bands, more than 400 horses and 44 floats. But really, the surfing dog float was the only one that mattered. BONUS: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:CHANNEL SURFINGProfile America — Tuesday, December 27th. The reliable TV remote control, a crucial labor saving device for couch potatoes, was unveiled this month in 1957. Robert Adler of the Zenith Corporation received a patent for a mechanical unit that used a striker and four small aluminum chimes to generate ultrasound. The ultrasounds produced controlled on and off, and channel and sound up and down. ...