This is definitely not your summertime family get-together badminton. Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding of Denmark went up against Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda of Japan in the semifinals of the World Superseries 2016 Finals in Dubai. What started as a good save turned into an amazing rally, with Kamura and Sonoda scoring.
When sports just aren't extreme enough anymore, athletes find ways to amp up the excitement. In Damien Leroy's case, he's adding a kite to his skis. The professional kiteboarder combines these two passions and hits the Unknown of Alaska to shred the endless powder.
Rather than the tricks and big air associated with snowboarding here in the States, the Japanese have a different ideal: Smooth, artful curves cut down the mountainside. Snowboarders Forrest Shearer, Karl Martin, Griffin Siebert, Alex Yoder, and Nick Russell travel to Hokkaido to take on Japan's best powder, culture, and cuisine while learning a different philosophy on snowboarding.
There's a lot of hype involved in selling sneakers: Ignore the doubters. Reach the next level. Fulfill your maximum potential. Sweaty professional athletes performing feats of strength and endurance that few of us mere mortals will ever attain. German director and film student Eugen Merher turns the stereotypical athletic shoe commercial on its head in this spot featuring a retirement home patient and a well-worn pair of classic Adidas running shoes.
What began as a game for children has become a sport played in cold climates across the globe. Originating in Japan, yukigassen pits teams of three against each other in an all-out snow war. If you're going to play, you need to come prepared: Helmets and eye protection are required, in addition to warm clothing.
Having shot in Russia, Alaska, and the Arctic Circle, adventure photographer Chris Burkard is no stranger to the elements. This trip to Iceland seemed no different until the largest storm in 25 years started coming their way. Although it looked like getting the perfect shot was out of the question, those 160 mile per hour winds brought in an incredible surf under the greatest light show on the planet: the Aurora Borealis.
Corkcicle introduces the Waterman series to its hydration line, which takes its already best in class triple insulated cup to another level with the addition of a super durable powder coated finish. This coolest cup ever is crafted from 2 layers of stainless steel with a vacuum seal and is the only insulated Tumbler with a proprietary third layer of insulation that further improves how long it keeps your drinks hot or cold. With easy-grip sides, a no-slip bottom, and shatterproof, drink-thru lid, the Waterman edition offers you best-in-class sipping for your wildest adventures.
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Canadian writer Matthew Villegas took the New Year's polar plunge to the next level. Under the surface of the frozen Morrison quarry in Quebec, Villegas skated along in some surreal scenery. Diving to the bottom, he came across a sunken airplane and glided along the frozen surface of the lake in a deep blue utopia.
Somewhere, out there in the dessert, there's a man. A man who kept running. A man who kept running and never stopped. Nike, Kevin Hart, and Kevin's massive beard unveil the new Apple Watch Nike+, a product that may cause you to start running and never stop.
Between their sideline shenanigans and post-game interview bombs, the NBA doesn't take itself too seriously. That's why they have some of the best bloopers in sports. So take the next 16 minutes and enjoy all of the blunders that happened during 2016.
In the late 90s and early 2000s, a new form of martial art began to develop. Known as tricking, it combines moves from capoeira, gymnastics, taekwondo, and wushu into a whole new form that looks like the action sequences from The Matrix — except it's real. Ingun Yoo is one of the best trickers in the world, and demonstrates the unbelievable moves of the sport.
The sweet science is one of the most brutal sports on the planet. Showtime has been covering it for 30 years with their Championship Boxing series. This collection of devastating knockouts showcases some of the best moments in boxing's history.
GoPros are no longer limited to just helmets and handle bars anymore. With stabilizers and drones, these cameras are capturing some of the most epic adventures out there with crystal clear quality. For the less adventurous crowd, GoPro has rounded up the best footage caught on their gadgets over the past year and compiled it into one action-packed video.
Francisco Del Rosario was once a competitive diver, pushing himself to dive to greater depths than his peers. And then it occurred to him that the competition was taking away from the experience. Francisco turned to freediving, finding an otherworldly realm beneath the waves.
It's the number one participant sport in America. It also has the best shoes, and you can still drink while you're playing it. Gus Yannaras is a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and wants bowling to finally get the respect it deserves.
Flying off the side of a cliff and gliding through the air until you open your parachute. BASE jumping is possibly the most extreme and dangerous sport there is. When people share a love for such a gnarly sport, it builds an unbreakable bond. In this mini doc, two friends share how constantly risking it all can create a love like no other.
Nigel Sylvester is known for trotting the globe one tail whip at a time. Now he's back with another bike tour. For the third installment in his Go! series, the pro BMXer leaves Los Angeles to grind though the streets of Tokyo.
The Mer de Glace is a glacier valley in the French Alps, known as the largest and longest glacier in France. Located in the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, the deep ridges and ice caves are a skiers playground. In this clip from his film Backyards Project, ski pro Sam Favret proves this point as he shreds the frozen terrain.
If you could get your friend to take a football to the face and record it slow-motion, you'd do it. The Slow Mo Guys couldn't resist the opportunity to put a ball upside Dan's head either. The results are, predictably, glorious, with every detail of the impact captured, along with Dan's classic facial expressions.
Skiing isn't limited to just snow anymore. There's another kind of powder that doesn't require frozen toes and below freezing temps. Professional freeskiers Join Jesper Tjäder and Emma Dahlström head to Peru to demonstrate that sand is the new snow by shredding the massive dune of Cerro Blanco.
Pro skier Mathieu Bijasson had a life changing event — the birth of his daughter. A passionate night skier, Mathieu has a new outlook on life and his sport. This required him to rethink the risks of skiing in the dark, and brought about a slightly different approach to carving the dark powder.
No one takes Blake Griffin's court. Not even the greatest superteam of animated monsters of all time. Griffin and Jimmy Butler are on a mission to take back the court, with a little help from Footlocker, Nike, and Bugs Bunny.
The jetpack is no longer the stuff of science fiction and James Bond. Together with the French aerobatic team Patrouille de France, Yves Rossy, Vincent Reffet and Fred Fugen perform an amazing choreographed demonstration flight. Flying with eight jets, the three Jetmen have no problem keeping in tight formation with France's air demonstration team.
Joby Ogwyn has a dream — a big dream. Born in Louisiana, Joby grew up obsessed with mountains. He's scaled Everest three times — solo. A wingsuit pilot, BASE jumper, and professional mountain climber, Joby has been to the top and came down fast. But his ultimate goal is to fly from the top of Mount Everest in his wingsuit.
Eat your heart out, Steph Curry. Even the guy that holds almost every NBA 3-point record would have a hard time replicating this feat on the third try — a straight swish from 593.73 feet off the top of the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland.
The winter of 2015 was a historic year for big-wave surfing. An El Niño-fueled winter in the Pacific created some of the biggest waves ever seen, and surfer and director Ian Walsh was there to capture it. As big-wave surfing has moved from jet-ski tow-ins to paddling into the waves, the risks have only gotten higher. Walsh shows you the danger and beauty of surfing some of the best waves ever seen.
Toni Bou, the acrobat on two wheels, is back with more insane tricks in this teaser. A world-champion trials rider, Toni can make a motorcycle do the impossible — from stalling on vertical rocks to jumping gaps from a standing start, he makes it look more like a skateboard than a bike.
Get ready to back your bags. This stunning video for Ireland's Rugby World Cup bid will have you hopping on the next plane to The Emerald Isle. But if the seaside scenery doesn't catch your attention, Liam Neeson uses his particular set of skills to get the 2023 tournament in his homeland.
In what's probably the most insane competition in extreme sports, riders take on the Red Bull Rampage. The freeride mountain bike competition takes place in the hills of Virgin, Utah, where competitors try navigate the steep cliffs and rocky man-made paths for a nice chunk of change. This GoPro edit will have you squirming as you get a first-hand view of the runs, jumps, and carnage of this year's event.