1999 year. Competitions of the most desperate people on the planet in everything that, one way or another, can be called extreme sports. On the ground, in the air, on the water – with the help of wheels, boards of various modifications, engines and just a pair of skis – each of the participants tries to prove to the opponent that his passion for risk is several dimensions higher than the others. And that the most dangerous and, possibly, crazy action (trick, feint, trick) is yet to come. This is X-Games – and there is no place for weaklings and cowards! Just 31-year-old American skateboarder Tony Hawke forever imprinted his personal data in the history of extreme entertainment. From the 11th attempt, he nevertheless obeyed the extremely complicated number, which was called the Indy 900 among skateboarders. The essence of it is to jump on a ramp and be able to complete a revolution of 900 degrees around itself. It’s hard to even imagine, not what to accomplish. And it happened in a person with a height of 191 cm! Bravo, Tony! Continue reading
Until 2005, an athlete regularly took part in serious international motocross tournaments, whose name began to put pressure on opponents with before the start signal for the start of the competition. The riders on the iron horses were nervous not by chance. Their eminent neighbor in the upcoming race was none other than Stone Mike himself – he was Mike Larocco. And there was a very high probability that one of the prizes would necessarily remain with this illustrious discipline veteran.
He was born on February 12, 1971 in the city of Michigan city, Indiana, USA. Already in his teenage years, Mike absorbed a passion for motorcycles. That is what she swallowed, for everything else just lost all meaning for the young man. After unsuccessful attempts to switch the attention of the son to something Continue reading
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
2011. Ocean coast of Portugal. A surrealistic picture worthy of the brush of the best masters of this genre – a huge wave 24 meters high rushes to land at a speed of 50 km / h, and a tiny human figure is visible on its crest, gliding across the thickness of water on a funny plaque. A moment – and the stranger flies down the steep, changeable wall, so that after a while, as if nothing had happened, appear on the shore with a broad smile on his tanned face. Let me introduce – this is Garrett McNamara, a surfer with pronounced extreme inclinations, and just now, he has set a world achievement, which will soon be fixed on the pages of the Guinness Book of Records! Continue reading
There are individuals in the world of sports, cinema or music who are admired for their actions. Such can safely be attributed to the red-haired guy – Sean Roger White. He is rightfully the best snowboarder in the world and the Olympic champion. For the appearance and style of riding a guy began to be called – Flying Tomato.
Sean was born into a family of a waitress and a plumber in September 1986 in California (USA). The family constantly moved from one place to another and lived in a van. The only entertainment they could afford was skiing on the slopes of the mountains. The guy’s parents fanatically loved snowboarding, although at that time this sport did not bring any income. They allowed the boy not to go to school and train hard, believing that with the help of the board their son would get rich. Continue reading