It is safe to say that diving has become one of the most popular types of sports entertainment in recent years. And in terms of development dynamics it can only be compared with paintball. It would seem that a couple of years ago, units were swimming under water, and today we can already talk about the phenomenon of diving – with such a powerful wave it burst into our lives. More and more people are joining the romantic army of divers, and there is nothing surprising in this, because the world of diving is so rich and diverse! An important role in the popularity of diving tourism is played by the simplicity of traveling to the tropical seas, inaccessible to the older generation. Divers with experience could only count on the polar seas, harsh Kamchatka, the Far East, cold canvas tents; evil mosquitoes, by the way, who do not make out who is a deserved diver, and who just like that; Continue reading
Not so long ago, many in our country perceived windsurfing as something distant, fabulously beautiful from another life, another world. Beautifully built, tanned young people against the background of blue waves and the ocean breeze turned this sport into something inaccessible, beyond the control of a simple person. And what was the surprise when the name of our compatriot – St. Petersburg guy Yegor Popretinsky was found in the top ten windsurfers of the planet.
Egor was born in Leningrad on October 8, 1986. The ordinary life of a simple St. Petersburg teenager made a sharp turn at the age of twelve. The craving for sports was founded from an early age, but instead of the traditional football, hockey or basketball for Leningrad at that time, little Egor made his choice in favor of extreme sports. The search for himself in sports affected both martial arts and skateboarding, but everything was changed by one simple trip to his grandmother. 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