Why base jumping is considered the most dangerous kind of extreme
Base jumping is rightly considered a more dangerous form of hobby than its ancestor – parachuting. The difference lies in the fact that in parachuting, jumps take place from significantly higher altitudes, to which athletes are delivered using aircraft (airplanes, helicopters, balloons, etc.). At the same time, the recommended distance to the ground, at which it is necessary to open the parachute, is about 500-600 meters. In this case, in case of failure of the main parachute, the person has 10-11 seconds to free from the idle and the deployment of a reserve parachute. Base jumpers jump from a much lower height and the entire flight usually takes less than 6 seconds. Spare parachute just becomes useless. The problem is that due to the lower falling speed, the required exhaust force of the exhaust parachute to open the main dome is simply not enough. Therefore, traditional parachutes are not suitable for base jumping. For this extreme hobby, special satchels and parachutes equipped with large exhaust domes are being developed. Continue reading
In a long list of phobias, many of which nature has generously endowed with man, there is one called fear of heights. People subject to this scourge often use the expression “breathtaking”, even if they are separated from a hard surface by some ridiculous two meters. But nevertheless, one should pay tribute to justice – anyone will feel, to put it mildly, not comfortable when there is an abyss several hundred meters deep underfoot.
Anyone, but not Alain Robert, since this extreme is the steeper the height, the better and, therefore, there is work to do. They admire him, make fun of him, they simply do not understand him, but everyone, as one, agrees that Robert is an extraordinary personality, an athlete without fear and reproach, a player with Destiny and Fortune. 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