Bowling is a thing of beauty. From President Nixon to The Big Lebowski, bowling is ingrained in the national conscious — it's the largest participatory sport in the US, one of the few remaining in-person social interactions and could arguably be called the real national pastime. Ben Ketola captures the art of the sport in spectacular fashion, albeit by himself. The bowler set a world record by bowling twelve straight strikes in just under 90 seconds.
With over 26,000 thousand people running the streets of Boston during the Boston Marathon, getting across the street can be tricky. Fortunately, they have an simply elegant way of doing it. Watch the marathon race organizers it happen in this time lapse video.
If it moves, someone is going to see who can get across a line before someone else. In the skies above the Arizona desert, the Red Bull Aces fly through a floating slalom course in teams of four. This year, the races follow the action from 8,000 feet above the ground in 360° video.
For thousands of years, the native peoples of the Eurasian steppes have practiced the art of hunting with eagles. In the winter months, the primary prey is foxes — the golden fur more visible against the snow-covered terrain. Entrepreneur Sam Cossman traveled to Mongolia to train with Kairat Khan, a Mongolian eagle master. During his time with Kairat, Sam realized that modern technology can't compete with an ancient mastery.
The 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass course in Florida eats golf balls like no place else in America. Every year, hundreds disappear into the drink — never to be seen by their owners again. That is until Gordon Davis dives in to rescue all those balls from their watery par three graves.
In true Red Bull fashion, they have combined two extremes for the ultimate thrill ride. Around 40 skiers are pulled around a snow-covered motocross track by some souped-up dirtbikes. Each race consists of 10-minute races plus two laps which equals about 17 minutes of carnage.
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There are few sneakers out there versatile enough to transition seamlessly from work to play. Enter Koio. Constructed using the finest Italian Vitello calf leather and made by hand in Italy, Koio's Capri low-top sneakers look as good paired with summer business attire as they do with a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. All Koio shoes are crafted for comfort, lined with soft Italian calf leather, and the Capris are no exception. Constructed with lightweight, durable outsoles, these great-looking low-tops are now available in several new, limited-edition colors for spring.
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This is not the fake stuff. This is Deathmatch wrestling, where the blood is real, the pain is real, the barbed wire is real, and the shots to the face with steel chairs are real — and Matt "Bulldozer" Tremont is the undisputed champion. Entertainment at its most bloody and violent, Matt and his fellow wrestlers put their bodies to the test night after night for their fans.
Mike Hopkins returns for another magical ride. With locations including Hawaii, Seattle, Revelstoke Mountain, and Abraham Lake, his dream sequence takes his mountain bike through fire and ice to capture the most incredible bike trail on Earth.
Skating belongs in the city. Skating needs pavement and concrete and all the man-made architectural elements that make it so creative and spontaneous — except when it doesn't. Hermann Stene, Didrik Galasso, Henrik Lund, and Karsten Kleppan went north to the Norwegian coast to thrash mother nature's own skatepark: Frozen water and sand.
If you want the craziest concrete in the world, you have to head south of the border. Thrasher Magazine took their crew to Mexico to skate some of the most difficult terrain to be found. While the rest of us would be eating it repeatedly, these guys make it look easy.
If it can be done, doing it with a jetpack will make it better — and slightly more dangerous. Ski Cross World Champion Filip Flisar never misses a lunch with his mother and will use any means necessary to get there on time. In this case, it involves said jetpack and a shortcut through town.
There's pool sharks, but Florian 'Venom' Kohler is more of a pool snake. The billards legend lends his abilities to the Dude Perfect crew for a trick shot explosion, and no balls are off limits.
Kate Upton's 2012 selection as the cover model for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue launched her career as an international supermodel. It also changed the perception of acceptable body types in the modeling industry — opening the doors for women who would have been considered too "big" to model in the years before. Kate's 2017 shoot finds her more confident with her body than ever, and it shows. In this interview and on-location clips from the 2017 issue, Kate talks about confidence and how she's rejected the stereotypes that dominated modeling for decades.
Last year, baseball star Kris Bryant pulled a huge prank on the Mesa Community College baseball team, going undercover to join the team as a transfer student. This year, Bryant got his payback. Hall of Fame pitcher and part-time sound guy Greg Maddux took the mound to throw Kris some batting practice. As Kris noticed, that sound guy has a heck of a curve ball.
If you're going to set world speed records on a production mountain bike, you need a few things: A complete lack of fear, a good bike, and a very funny looking aerodynamic suit. Max Stöckl broke his own 2011 speed record, running down a 45° gravel slope in Chile's Atacama desert. Max topped just over 103 MPH on the run, breaking his old record of 102 MPH down the side of a volcano in Nicaragua.
Divisive times call for messages of togetherness. Nike brought together some of the biggest names in sports — Serena Williams, LeBron James, Victor Cruz, Megan Rapinoe, Kevin Durant — to remind everyone that the field only cares about how hard you try, and nothing else.
If you like snowboarding, you'll love Dan's house. Not only is Dan's house a house, it doubles as an awesome run. Dan takes you through a lap of his backyard snow park, starting on the roof of his house.
The Stunt Freaks team may have invented a new sport — snowmobile paragliding. Deep in the picturesque mountains of Rikgransen, Sweden, the team had a few false starts. One completely destroyed snowmobile and another that nearly wouldn't start didn't keep them from an epic glide off the top of a mountain.
Whitewater kayaking can be a dangerous sport in the best of conditions — now think about trying it in the dark. Pro kayaker Brendan Wells and his brother Todd plunged down the White Salmon River in Washington state, capturing the night run with LED lights attached to their kayaks, paddles, and gear, bringing an explosion of color to the dark water.
John Shocklee has built a life around carving his own path in powder. The 51-year-old ski guide lives his life free of material possessions and money — no rent, no phone, no debt. With a love for the outdoors and 90s hip-hop, John has found his own fountain of youth.
Since the 1980s, the number of NFL players over 300 lbs. has exploded. The guys in the trenches, offensive and defensive linemen, nearly all weigh in at over 300. Vox looks at how rule changes made massive linemen more desirable, and how carrying all that weight can adversely affect players' health when their career is over.
You're never going to be Danny MacAskill, so having his bike is the closest you're going to get. Here, the trials rider shows the Santa Cruz 5010 CC mountain bike that he used in the Wee Day Out video. As if that isn't gracious enough, he also goes through all of the tweaks and modifications he made to the bike to hit all of those insane tricks. Legendary skills not included.
It's finally time for the year's biggest event in sports: Bad Lip Reading's 2017 NFL supercut. Nothing is better than seeing football's best turning into Yogi Berra for six minutes. All your favorite superstars are here, from Tom Brady and his invisible walls to Von Miller wanting you to know that he'll be in the test room taking tests.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, Cuba found itself in a very difficult position. The flow of goods was abruptly cut off, leaving the island nation isolated and in need of basic supplies. Cubans turned to their own ingenuity and bicycles en masse — leading to creative solutions to a variety of problems. BMX rider Frank Gonzalez describes how he progressed in BMX riding, despite a lack of parts and government restrictions.
This project has all the makings of a great skate film — cool tricks, good location — but this one is just a little more unique than others. Filmmaker Philip Evans took Jak Pietryga and Chris Jones' London skate session and turned it into a work of art by printing the entire thing on paper. You can check out how all of the magic happened with some behind-the-scenes shots on his Instagram.
In 2017, the city of Houston, Texas will be hosting one of the biggest sporting events in the world — Superbowl LI. Houston, Scotland, will not be hosting the Superbowl, but former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wanted to make sure they knew what was going on in their sister city. Lynch took to the streets to talk to the locals about American football and handed out some treats to go with the big game.
Red Bull pays tribute to the people that pushed skiing so far that it became its own discipline: freeskiing. A combination of archival footage and today's top freeskiers shows the evolution of the sport over the last 50 years, from outerwear to tricks that have gotten bigger and bigger air. Watch the entire 30-minute documentary at the official Red Bull site.
Master of the snowmobile Daniel Bodin has done the impossible: landed a double backflip on a sled. The Swedish native and snowmobile freestyle pro spent two years prepping to become the first person in the world to do it.