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My First White Water Rafting Trip

I was 15 years old. It was summer when my friend and his family invited me to go white water rafting. I reluctantly agreed even though I had some fears. The river was called the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. It was a calm July day with the temperature very …

Surfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding Comparison

Surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding are all stylish sports which can be appreciated aesthetically. The feature common to all of them, as you might guess, is the board. Does this mean that the skill-set from one sport is transferable to another? i.e. if I’m a good surfer will I be good at skateboarding? …

Windsurfing In Mexico

Windsurfing is an example of perfect fusion between calorie-burning exercise and a pure adrenaline rush, with the smooth, relaxed feeling of surfing joining with exhilarating sailing moves. Classed as an extreme sport, windsurfing provides participants with the chance to learn tricks such as spins, jumps and inverted loops, skimming the …

Snow Skiing Infographic

A while ago the guys from Mountain Reservations sent me the following infographic. They created a “What’s Your Sign” infographic based on the skill and experience levels of snow skiers; from the newbie green beginners to the black-belt experts. They’ve included things such as how much time each group spends …

5 Most Extreme Water Sports in the World

Nothing mixes better than water and fun! According to British Canoe Union, 3.2 million (or 5.9 percent of UK population) participated in some form of boating activity in the UK in 2011. In the US, some 10 percent of the population participated in water-sports in 2010. Whether it is something …

tandem skydiving

Computerized Equipment Making Skydiving Safer

Skydiving demands extreme accuracy for it to be safe. All it takes is a slight miscalculation or deviation from crucial procedures, and a jump can easily end in tragedy. Fortunately, there are mechanisms you can use to help improve your safety. One of these is called the Automatic Activation Device …

Pushing the Limits - Snowboarding (image from burtonblunt.com)

Snowboarding: The Art of Flight

A few months ago I watched a great documentary movie. It was called “The Art of Flight” and it followed a group of professional snowboarders (starring Travis Rice) who travelled the world in search of the best, and most extreme, snowboarding spots. I never been the hugest snowboarding fan, I’ve …

Gareth Ollie

Skateboarding Trick: Frontside Pivot Kickflip

I recently filmed some clips of my buddy, Gareth, skating. We got some good footage which I’ll post more of at a later stage. The setting was quite cool, with a few natural elements to use for various tricks. In the video below he pulls off a frontside pivot kickflip …

Roberta Mancino

I enjoy watching BASE jumping, which is a sport I find quite incredible ; these guys (and girls) laugh in the face of fear and really push the limits of extreme sports. BASE (or B.A.S.E) jumping is a sport where the jumper wears a packed parachute and jumps from stationary …