Nothing says summer like waterslides. Nothing says adventure quite like BASE jumping. Now put the two together. Stuntman Marshall Milller and a few friends filmed their exploits in the Utah desert for some late-summer fun.
20 years ago, Bosnia was the last place you'd want to go snowboarding. During the 90s, the former country of Yugoslavia was in the midst of an ethnic war. But the war is over, and Bosnia still has great powder — and some interesting ruins to make use of.
This is definitely not the yo-yo-ing you did as a kid. Shu Takada is the 2017 World Yo-Yo Champion and shows his mastery of the form in his winning performance on the stage in Iceland. His hypnotic skills on full display as he seems to tie himself in knots, unwind, and even add in a little bit of dance in a highly technical masterpiece.
Pro-BMXer Nigel Sylvester travels a lot. From Tokyo to LA and points beyond, Nigel has been all over the world. Now he's making a stop in Dubai. Starting with a skydive into the desert, Nigel hitches a ride into the city and brings you a unique tour of the places and people from a BMX point of view.
On/Off films four skateboarders in Berlin, switching back and forth between day and night to the beat of a track by electronic musician Petit Fantôme. Part of the How Many BPM?, On/Off was filmed by Youri Fernandez, who also skates in the video.
When summer comes to the Isle of Man, so do the motorcycles. With riders screaming through corners just inches from centuries-old stone walls and topping 200 MPH down winding public roads, the Snaefell Mountain Course is a 37-mile long behemoth that eats men and motorcycles alike — over 255 deaths have come at the track since its start in 1907. In 1993, New Zealander John Britten brought his V1000 to the TT. Completely built by hand and extensively using exotic materials and innovative designs not seen in anything at the time, Britten challenged the biggest motorcycle manufacturers with something designed and built by a handful of friends. Now, the Britten has returned.
Available in four different lengths, the HYLETE verge II short is the next best thing to custom tailored performance apparel. Inseams range from long to the shorter quad-cut allowing you to choose your perfect length. Each pair is made from the same flex-woven fabric, providing a lightweight, sweat-wicking barrier, while flex-knit panels stretch to accommodate your range of motion. They are finished off with a waistband that has a 4" stretch, two-way drawstring, and zippered side pockets to keep valuables in your pockets. Additional colors available.
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Inspired by its California locale, the Parachute Venice Sheet Set is adding a new colorway to its collection. The light grey hue will give your bed a modern update, but is still neutral enough for any decor. Omitting the top sheet, the bundle includes everything you need for a bedroom overhaul. The fabric is made from 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton and is available in both their lightweight percale and super smooth sateen.
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With 28 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time. Considering all but 5 are gold, it's hard to find a worthy opponent for the swimmer. But Phelps may have met his match when he went head-to-head with a Great White for a Shark Week special. Okay, so it wasn't an actual Great White. Instead, a simulated version created using data from the real thing faced off against Phelps in a 100-meter race, ensuring no animals or humans were harmed in the process.
In theory, it's a great idea — towing a massive plastic dock out into the waves to eliminate paddling out. In practice, it's extremely dangerous. Stab Magazine and a crew of Volcom surfers went to Bali to try it out, and despite the risk, everyone came out fine — and had a great time. Read more at Stab.
Hotel Terme Millepini in Italy has a very special attraction: the world's deepest pool. Y-40 measures 131 deep or 40 meters. Guillaume Néry is a former world-record holding freediver, having gone over 350 feet with out any equipment. Guillaume takes a leisurely dive to the bottom of Y-40 in this impressive display.
The mayhem that is Mayweather Vs. McGregor is in full effect with a worldwide press tour ending today in London. Before their face-off on August 26th, the two have faced off in a series of conferences and the verbal hits were predictably on fire. With two mouths like this, there's really only one thing to do — give them a bad lip reading.
One of the most important things to a bowler is something you can't even see — the pattern of oil that protects the wood of the lane. The PBA uses specific patterns for tournaments, and correctly assessing the pattern can be the difference between winning and losing. Vox and Parker Bohn III look at oil patterns and how even an amateur like you can improve your game by understanding them.
The table tennis ball is a marvel of modern engineering. Seamless, perfectly round, and extremely light, the ball is capable of incredible feats in the hands of pro players. The International Table Tennis Federation traveled to the Double Happiness company in China to find out how the create their table tennis balls — but the most important part of the process is a company secret.
With the worlds of UFC and Boxing colliding inside the ring, Mayweather Vs. McGregor is quickly becoming the fight of the century. Both competitors seem to match up pretty evenly as far as height and weight go, but who has the advantage? Before your place your bets let ESPN's Sport Science increase your odds with their methodical break down of both fighters.
What makes an NBA superstar? Being accurate from beyond the arc? Superb ball control? Defense? Hint — none of the above. It's all about the handshake. At the inaugural NBA awards, Drake and Will Ferrell opened the show with an intense session of handshake drills — and making fun of Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan's name.
The James Brand is a small team trying to do big things — something we understand very well at Uncrate. They're all about the details. They're aiming to build a longstanding company. And they're designing knives that they want to carry themselves. We knew all of this before we approached them to do a limited edition knife, and we also knew they'd knock it out of the park. The James x Uncrate County Knife is the result of our collaboration.
Built in the James Brand HQ in Portland, our edition gets the obligatory blacked-out styling, while retaining all of the utility and usefulness of your favorite pocket knife. The knife features beautiful ebony wood inlays, a black PVD-coated Sandvic 12C27 steel blade, black PVD-coated 416 steel handles, and a custom black paracord lanyard for easy retrieval. With a blade length of 2.5-inches and a clip-less design, the County knife will live in your pocket undetected — both by you and by anyone who thinks you shouldn't be carrying one. Ships free within 24 hours.
Made up of military-issue surplus tools, our Everyday Carry kit provides a few essentials that'll always be close at hand. The tiny, USA-made tool set is built to government specs, and includes a small steel pry bar (good for a variety of uses), black oxide steel tweezers (splinters and ticks, be gone), a micro grappling hook (don't ask), a pair of small screwkeys (one phillips, one flathead), and a capsule lighter (maybe the world's smallest). It's all strung up on a stainless steel aviation cable that's carried with a custom machined belt loop clip. Just add keys.
Back when the WWE was the WWF, there was one man at the top of the rope — 16-time world champion "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Widely considered to be one of the best pro wrestlers ever, the Nature Boy had swag to match his success and attitude. Ric joined up with Complex for a trip to Stadium Goods for some new footwear.
Somewhere in France, there are three guys riding downhill on homemade karts. With tire-shoe brakes at 50 MPH. This definitely falls under the "don't try this at home category", so we'll just have to be happy living vicariously from out much-safer office.
It's really happening — Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Connor McGregor enter the ring on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas. On one side, you have who is widely recognized to be one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers in history with a 49-0 record. On the other, a mixed-martial artist with a killer instinct, lightning reflexes, and hands of stone. Already looking to be one of the biggest events in sports, McGregor-Mayweather might be the shot in the arm the flagging sport of boxing desperately needs.
Speedflying — a combination of paragliding and parachuting — offers one of the craziest ways to get from the top of a mountain to the bottom. Flying feet off the ground and carving twisting valleys, speed flying captures some of the most exciting footage in sports. Ride along with speed flyer Joseph Innes skimming the narrow mountain passes of Romania.
The Skyladder parkour course at Tianman Mountain in China is the largest parkour course in the world. As long as three football fields, the 999-step course has 45º incline and some long drops that would tax the fittest runner. Calen Chan ran the entire course and filmed it in the first person — with a GoPro in his mouth.
Super Bowl winning quarterback Drew Brees has a pretty accurate arm — he's the NFL career leader in completion percentage, hitting his target over 66% of the time. The crew from Dude Perfect joined Brees in New Orleans for some insane trick shots, from the Saints practice field to the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Yosemite National Park's El Capitan has an elevation of 7,569 feet. As if ascending it's 3,000-foot wall wasn't challenging enough, profession rock climber Alex Honnold added another level of difficulty by making the climb solo without the safety of a rope. Not to anyone's surprise, he is the first person mad enough take this on and Jimmy Chin was there to capture it all.
As subjective as sports analysis can be, statistics play a huge role in evaluating performance. With the advent of "moneyball" analytics, the age of the subjective talent scout has slowly given way to a more objective look at crunching numbers. But big data doesn't work in every sport — a prime example being the contrast between underdogs in professional hockey and basketball. Vox looks at how the numbers don't always add up in some pro sports.
If you want to be the strongest person on the planet, you need to eat like it — and World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw does. The four-time champion works with a nutritionist to keep his body fueled for his extreme workouts, consuming over 12,000 calories each day. Brian takes you into his kitchen to show what it takes to eat like a giant.
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.