The most iconic putter in the history of golf started with a sketch on a record dust jacket in 1966. That design became the PING Anser putter, and the rest is history — until now. Working with John Deere, PING designed and built its largest Anser ever and had some pros try it out.
Where the Amazon river meets the sea, the incoming tide creates a phenomenon known by the native peoples as "pororoca", which translates to "big roar". The wave can be as high as 14 feet and extremely powerful, with everything from debris to snakes. Serginho Laus has mastered the art of surfing the pororoca and shares what he's learned in this video.
Bangkok is home to 8.3 million people, with a population density of nearly 14,000 per square mile. This can make getting through Bangkok's congested streets quickly a problem — unless you know a shortcut. Dominik Gührs knows the city like few foreigners and solves the traffic problem by wakeboarding through the city's famous floating markets in record time.
With advances in technology and equipment, professional golfers are driving the ball farther than ever. Today, most pros average a distance of 320 yards with the best going over 400. Even with these impressive numbers, the likelihood of anyone hitting a ball 450 yards is slim. With some help from pro golfer Dustin Johnson, WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explains why it's almost impossible to drive a golf ball 450 yards.
The Vans skate team in Italy has created a visual how-to on surviving a skate tour. Directed by Alberto Chimenti Dezani, the short film follows the crew, along with Sam Partaix and Quentin Boillon, as they shred the island of Fuerteventura while offering their tips of the trade.
Earlier in 2019, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl title, tying them with the Pittsburgh Steelers for most all-time. A history-making occasion deserved a history-making championship ring, and the NFL didn't disappoint, tasking Josten's to create the largest Super Bowl ring ever. Weighing in with 9.85 carats of precious stones, it makes the team's 2001 ring look downright modest.
Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill has a new home with Adidas after a decade with Five Ten footwear. To celebrate, Danny gives us a tour of his home country, from the mountain of Buachaille Etive Beag to Dunbar Harbor — all while performing the high-level tricks he's known for.
Like all things, Formula 1 has evolved over time. Not just their cars or technology, but also their pit crews. In this side-by-side comparison, you'll see just how much pit stops have advanced over the last 40 years.
He may be the world's best trials rider but Danny Macaskill's babysitting skills are questionable. When some friends ask the trials cyclist to watch their kid, Macaskill takes their two-year-old babe on a wild adventure around Scotland. The film is the first to be released on Danny's own YouTube channel.
No pavement? No problem. Red Bull brought Ryan Decenzo, Gustavo Ribeiro, Giovanni Vianna, Mauro Iglesias and Luiz Francisco to the great outdoors for a little solitude and skating in Austria.
Athletes are known to be super competitive but Infinite Tucker may have taken it to the next level. The Texas A&M track star found himself in a tight race with his fellow teammate Robert Grant during the SEC 400m hurdle championship. Not wanting to come in second, Tucker dove across the finish line like Superman to secure the win.
In 2020, rock climbing is coming to the Olympics. The sport will include three events — lead, bouldering, and speed climbing. The latter consists of athletes attempting to ascend up a 15-meter wall in the shortest amount of time. The current world record stands at 5.48 seconds but beating it has proven to be almost impossible. To find out why, junior champion Jordan Fishman and Free Solo's Alex Honnold explore the fast-paced sport.
Every year the NBA season is full of impressive dunks and this year was no different. Starting with Lebron's first slam as a Laker, the league has pulled together 15 minutes-worth of footage to compile the 50 most slow-motion-worthy dunks of the season.
The 2018-2019 season will be superstar Dwyane Wade's last in the NBA. The future Hall of Famer has been swapping jerseys with fellow NBA legends as he makes his farewell tour, but Budweiser set Wade up to meet a few people he might not remember — but has had a profound impression on over his career.
Mike Hopkins has taken us on the ride of a lifetime, biking through mountains, forests, ice, and snow all across the globe. Now it's time for the journey to come to an end. Diamondback Bicycles bids farewell to the "Dream Ride" series with a compilation of the most impressive landscapes from all three films.
It's a free shot, just 15 feet from the rim. Making foul shots should be easy but many players, even professionals, struggle to keep their percentages higher than 70 percent. Anything over 90 percent is almost impossible. To find out why, Robbie Gonzalez enlists the help of a couple of scientists and one of the best free-throw shooters to ever step up to the line, Steve Nash.
Blake Leeper is the eighth fastest man on the planet — and Blake Leeper was born with no legs. A Paralympic athlete, eight-time Paralympic Track and Field international medalist, world record holder and three-time American record holder, Blake is as driven and inspiring as a person can be. He's currently training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if the International Olympic Committee allows him to participate.
Ferrari has always been the Ferrari F1 team. Likewise with McLaren and Williams. But some of the well-known teams on the starting grid today have a convoluted history — including powerhouse Mercedes. WTF1 explains how Mercedes used to be Honda and some of the other strange tales of racing's premiere series.
The debate over technology in golf isn't new — it's been a point of contention for over 100 years. But in the early 2000s, the ever-rising average drive distance on the PGA Tour shot up six yards practically overnight. The reason was the Titleist Pro V1. The solid-core ball provided the best of both worlds in feel and distance — and the debate over its influence continues today.
Sports is all about winning. But for every winner, there is also a loser. In this docuseries, Netflix profiles athletes that came up short and the lessons they learned from defeat.
The world of Formula One is, by design, a pressure cooker. With budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars, some of the brightest minds in engineering, and technology that would be at home in a spaceship, crossing the finish line first has never been more stressful. Formula One: Drive to Survive takes a look into not just the drivers, but the teams that fight every other weekend to push the absolute limits of what cars are capable of into the stratosphere. The 10-part Formula One: Drive to Survive comes to Netflix March 8, 2019.
Guillaume Néry is somewhat of a legend in the freediving world. He's broke the freediving world record four times and won the world championship twice. While he's retired from the sport, he still dives and makes short films exploring the depths of the ocean, like the one where he spends over 10 minutes below the surface in the Philippines on a single breath. As instructed by Guillaume, "turn out the light, put on your headphones, and freedive with me around the world."
Frédéric Sausset scratched a finger on vacation in 2012. Days later, he was fighting for his life from a bacterial infection that would eventually take both his arms and his legs. Refusing to let his disability define him, the Frenchman and life-long motorsports fan decided that he would set the highest possible goal for himself — racing in one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Scottish BMX rider Kriss Kyle has ridden all over the world, from the castles of Scotland to multiple X Games. Now Kriss takes his talents to the desert, riding over some of the most famous landmarks in the Jewel of the Desert — Dubai.
McLaren made its name in Formula One long before its F1 supercar or its entry into regular production hypercars. F1 is the key to McLaren's past and future, and the company wants to make sure the sport is healthy, engaging for fans, and represents the cutting edge of technology well into the future. McLaren Applied Technologies talked to fans, engineers, and drivers to find out what changes they would like to see in the sport and came up with what they think F1 could look like 30 years from now.
Swiss athlete Nico Vuignier first hit the freeskiing scene with his Centriphone video and has since made a name with his creative approach to filming his exploits. His latest work is titled "Heatseeker", featuring night skiing with an interesting choice of lighting — massive emergency flares. Not only did they make for an excellent video, they also caused a few calls to the local police from concerned residents.
Don't make the mistake of thinking Snoop Dogg is just a rapper. The LA native and hip-hop icon got a special invitation from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to join the LA Kings broadcasting crew for a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and show off his play-by-play chops. Snoop is just as quick-thinking in the booth as he is in front of a mic, reeling off some of the best color commentary you'll hear.
Some people start their day off with a jog, others shred the rooftops of France. Richard Permin is the latter. In this sport short, the ski pro shares his morning routine gliding and flipping across the powder-coated rooftops of Avoriaz 1800.