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.
Winter is here — and that means snow. And snow means skiing and snowboarding, the latter of which is one of Christian Haller's favorite pastimes. The Swiss Olympian and snowboarder got together with a few of his friends to do some free-riding in fresh powder, the title of the video comes from the anagram of "sense of feeling things".
Christopher Chen from the Trondheim Table Tennis Club pulled off possibly the best table tennis shot of 2018 or maybe ever. During a match in Norway, the 15-year-old player was battling it out during an intense rally when he stunned his opponent, the crowd, and the internet with a near impossible save.
No ropes, no net, no partners — Alex Honnold is one of the top free solo climbers in the world. Honnold scaled the 3,000-foot vertical face of Yosemite's El Capitan totally alone and spent decades preparing for the climb of his life. From worrying about getting lost to carefully measuring each movement, Honnold talks about what it was like performing one of the most dangerous climbs ever.
SimpliSafe teamed up with global design firm IDEO to create a home security experience more beautiful, powerful and intuitive than ever before. Rebuilt from the ground up with new safeguards to create a latticework of protection the new Simplisafe is half the size with double the range. It's also fifty percent louder, five times faster, and the system's wireless Keypad is soft, smooth and wakes with a touch. It's incredibly easy to set up in just a few minutes with no drilling, wiring or tools required and is offered at the same revolutionary price that made SimpliSafe the fastest growing home security company in the nation.
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Made from hand-selected A36 hot rolled steel that is left untreated to allow it to age naturally and beautifully from season to season, Stahl's new X firepit will be a center of warmth and attention for generations. Each minimalist firepit is made in Portland, Oregon and includes four 3/16 inch steel pieces that can be assembled in minutes with no complicated parts or screws.
Height: 13.5" / Width: 32.5" / Length: 32.5" / Weight: 90 lbs.
Baseball is the American pastime, but there's only one ball glove maker left in the US. Nokona makes one of the best gloves you can get in their factory in Nokona, Texas. Nokona Executive Vice President Rob Storey takes you inside their factory, detailing the materials, handcrafted quality, and love of the game that goes into every glove.
The vertical jump is one of the most prized measurements in athletics. While the NBA is the literal poster sport for jumping, it's NFL players that have best hops. Evan Ungar holds the world record for a standing jump, leaping 63.5 inches, and has a vertical of nearly three feet. But jumping higher than 50 inches is nearly impossible to do — and WIRED takes a deep dive into sports science to find out why.
Darren Berrecloth has spent his life seeking out the most remote places on earth to mountain bike. The professional rider has been around the globe, biking some of the harshest terrain he can find — and now he's found his favorite spot. The uninhabited island of Axel Heiberg in Canada is just 40 miles south of the North Pole, and Darren and his team made the difficult journey for the ultimate payoff.
Pro wrestling is fake. But the characters and stories are larger than life — literally and figuratively. From Gorgeous George in the 1950s to faces like Hulk Hogan and heels like the Undertaker, wrestling has a cast that rivals anything in film or television. Vox looks at the history of wrestling and the true art behind it — the art of storytelling.
In 1961, French tennis legend Rene Lacoste revolutionized the game of tennis. He introduced a racket made not of wood, but steel. Shortly after Lacoste's invention, Wilson came out with the T2000 — a stainless steel racket with a small head and open throat that minimized air resistance, allowing for faster, more powerful swings. Soon aluminum, graphite, and graphene would come to be the dominant materials in tennis racket construction, along with the oversize we're familiar with today.
Towering volcanic rock, flowing mineral pools, and desert vegetation. Sounds like the perfect backdrop for an epic wakeboarding video. Brian Grubb thought the same thing when he headed to Jordan to navigate the narrow canyons of Wadi Al-Hidan. Grubb is no stranger to riding unique waters having shredded the waves of an ancient Cleopatra Pool, a Wisconsin cranberry field, and the rice terraces of Banaue.
They call it the Circus for good reason. The Formula One schedule crisscrosses the globe, sometimes racing on consecutive weekends thousands of miles apart. Getting everything torn down and set back up requires an insane amount of planning, and each team has their own logistics expert. Wendover Productions details how getting a team across continents in the most technologically-advanced racing series on Earth works.
American legend Evel Knievel passed away in 2007, and the void he left has yet to be filled — until now. Travis Pastrana has raced everything from NASCAR's Bush series to the American Rally Championship, but his love has always been motorcycles. Now, he's recreated three of Evel's most popular jumps — the fountain at Caesar's Palace, 52 crushed cars, and 16 Greyhound buses, all while riding a custom Indian motorcycle.
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SprezzaBox is a top rated subscription company that ships you five new items each month. And they do it all at a price that won't break the bank. A personal curator tests out and hand-picks the items like ties, wallets, sunglasses, socks, and watches every month. Subscriptions start at just $28 and promise over $100 in retail value. High quality, great value products delivered right to your door.
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The WWE has had its share of insane moments, most of them involving Mick Foley. But 20 years ago today, he topped them all with one of the greatest matches in sports entertainment. His alter ego Mankind faced off against the Undertaker in the infamous Hell in a Cell match. From being tossed off the top of the cage to the chokeslam through the chainlink fencing, Foley's brutal beating has become one of the most iconic events in wrestling history.
Dan Mancina was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease at 13 that would eventually leave him totally blind. But before that, he was a skateboarder. Even though he was losing his eyesight, Dan didn't stop — and isn't stopping now. Dan explains his technique that keeps on the board and doing tricks with a disability that others think would make it impossible.
When you imagine a soccer ball, chances are you picture a sphere covered in black and white patches. It's called the Telstar. Although it's now synonymous with the game of soccer, it wasn't the original design. Vox details how the rise of broadcast television led to the iconic design you know today.
The Finals are over and that means it's time to recap the season with a Bad Lip Reading. Not even The King was safe when BLR crew remixed the 2017-2018 season, finally letting us in on what all the players think about snow, tea, and Fergie's national anthem.
Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester is back with another installment in his globe-trotting GO series. This time, he's going from London to Paris, pulling tricks and getting a bit of the culture — and falling in love — in the process.
With sponsors like Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas, you know the Golden State sneaker closet is full of gems. Each season, players are sent their signature shoe in dozens of colorways and no one knows each pair better than equipment manager Eric Housen. During a tour of their Oakland practice facility, Housen shows off the lineup of shoes from players like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Nick Young while ranking a few of his favorites in the process.
Even our heroes get old sometimes. Tony Hawk is 50 and has spent almost his entire life on a skateboard. But Father Time is catching up with the Birdman and Hawk is finding it a little harder to do some of the tricks he came up with. The RIDE Channel got together with Tony for 50 tricks on his 50th birthday — some of which will be the last time he ever does them.
Nearly any sport can be played at night — but surfing isn't usually one of them. Father and son Roy and Sean Johnson are changing that with Roy's latest surfboard design. Starting with busted boards Roy finds on the beach, he rebuilds them with LEDs that let him and Sean hit the waves after dark.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one-third of the Triple Crown of motorsport, along with the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Indianapolis 500. The glamour and pageantry of the race are unparalleled and the drivers who have won it are legendary. This footage from the 1962 Monaco GP is from one of the best eras of F1 when safety was an afterthought and the mid-engine layout had come into full supremacy. Taking from the German film Flying Clipper, it shows what the Golden Age of racing was like.
Everything you hear on a sports broadcast doesn't just happen — it's all the result of microphones and the A1 audio engineer. In a trailer outside the area, one person and a lot of equipment take strategically placed mics and literally chase the action, using faders on a mixing console. VOX talks to a few industry pros to see how the process works, and why you hear things at home you'd never hear at the stadium.
He's biked across the pristine landscapes of Utah and Oregon and through the fire and ice of Hawaii and Canada. Now, Mike Hopkins concludes his epic trilogy with yet another dream ride. The final chapter follows the mountain biker as he rides among stone giants and coastal seals throughout New Zealand.
Mountain biking takes place in the mountains — but not the snow-covered kind in Saalbach, Austria. The pro biker's latest escapade finds him outrunning the police with huge jumps, rooftop gaps, and an impressive helicopter entrance.
The fastest way around a race track isn't the shortest. A proper racing line is all about momentum and carrying it into the straights for maximum speed. Chain Bear F1 has this great explainer on racing lines and why they have little to do with geometry.
It's the summer of 2017, and House Golden State is gathered to discuss the upcoming season and how to yet again dominate the NBA. The storylines are coming fast, with the Thunder, Rockets, and Vince Carter going to the Kings — but Sir Steve Kerr doesn't seem the least bit worried. With the first round of the playoffs underway, we'll see what Golden State has up their sleeve for the Finals.