DENIS LEONTIEV - REAL EXTREME!
The path to success from the very beginning was full of difficulties and setbacks, rather it resembled an “obstacle course”, but this did not stop Denis, who continued on his…

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Vertical dancing
Today in France there are more than a dozen of them - single climbers, whose ascents are akin to solo performances of dancers. And there is nothing surprising in the…

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Diving and divers
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…

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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

SEAN ROGER WHITE - REAL EXTREME
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.…

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REINHOLD MESSNER - REAL EXTREME!
Anyone who is at least a little engaged or interested in mountaineering, probably knows such a famous person as Reinhold Messner. This person is a true legend, some achievements, which…

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CHRIS SHARMA - REAL EXTREME!
This person is still considered one of, and maybe the coolest climber. The most interesting thing is that he is not a professional athlete, but he does it more for…

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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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