In 2018, the American athlete Travis Rice celebrated his 36th birthday. Dry statistics, dry numbers. There are many talented people in the world who have shown themselves to be profitable in one or another sport, many champions, prize-winners, and laureates. And yet, a few units can rightfully be called the prodigies of any particular discipline, the nuggets that were born for the sake of it alone. Rice was apparently born for a snowboard. But who knows, maybe the snowboard has arisen specifically to reveal the brilliant abilities of this guy from Wyoming!
Travis has been familiar with snow since childhood. His father was engaged in a risky craft – he worked as a mountain rescuer, and skiing became for the boy the same familiar household item as for most children – a bicycle. The snowboard turned for Rice into the meaning of life a little later – at the age of 18. Two Continue reading
Luke Aykins went down in history as the first person to jump from a height of 7,600 meters without insurance. The parachutist-record holder devoted 30 years of his life to air, one day to show the world that the impossible is possible and become an inspiration for a thousand enthusiasts, as he once was.
Luke Aykins was born November 21, 1973 on the Gulf of Mexico in the touristic city of Corpus Christi, Texas. In the family of third-generation paratroopers, almost everyone was involved in air sports. Mother, father, uncle and aunt are titled athletes with their own school and teaching methods. The childhood idol of the future extremal was Joseph Kittinger, who set a world record by parachuting from a height of 31,300 meters on August 16, 1960. Continue reading