AHMED GAMAL GABR - REAL EXTREME!
An Egyptian diver who set the world record for immersion in water, was born in 1974. Little is known about the athlete’s childhood and youth. Parents of the future conqueror…

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UELI STECK - REAL EXTREME!
Uli Shtek, the future legend of conquering the peaks, the Swiss Machine and the owner of two Golden Ice Axes, was born on October 4, 1977 in Switzerland in Langnau…

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LUKE AIKINS - REAL EXTREME!
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…

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Base jumping. The most dangerous kind of extreme.

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

Alain Rober – REAL EXTREME!

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

MIKE LAROCCO – REAL EXTREME!

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

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KEALA KENNELLY - REAL EXTREME!
Keala Kennelly was born on August 13, 1978 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The future legend of female surfing professionally engaged in this sport at the age of 17…

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GARRETT MACNAMARA - REAL EXTREME!
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…

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DEAN POTTER
Dean Potter is an incredible person. A solo climber, a climber, a climber, a base jumper, a highliner, as well as a baseball player. This person is known to everyone…

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GRIGORY KORNEEV - REAL EXTREME!
Grigory Korneev has long been known in the world as an excellent freestyler and freerider. He has many victories behind him. Gregory is an excellent instructor who trained a large…

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