This is a video of (I assume former) acrobatic paraglider Kevin Philipp, who was doing some loopty loops and swirly birdies above Spain when he got completely tangled up in his lines (allegedly due to turbulence), sending him plummeting towards earth. After initially failing to deploy his emergency chute, he
This is a short video of an extreme sporter demonstrating the new rail sliding shoes he developed (by zip-tying a cut Starbucks cup to the bottom of his sneakers — I wonder if the barista spelled his name right) and eating a Venti sized pile of shit in the process.
This is a video of big wave surfer/crazy person Sebastian Steudtner riding the new world record for largest wave ever surfed, with an almost unfathomably 26.21-meter (85.99-foot) behemoth. Could you even imagine? I can’t even imagine. And this is coming from a guy who once bodyboarded a 18-incher in Ocean
This is a wristcam video from wingsuiter Jeb Corliss flying through The Death Star Run in the Italian Dolomites, named because of its resemblance to the Death Star trench run in Star Wars: A New Hope. That must have been exhilarating, but you won’t see me doing it. Get it?
This is a video of freestyle scooter rider Ryan Williams blasting 30-feet up to platform atop a scissor lift, then dropping back down onto the same ramp that got him up there in the first place. SO EXTREME. Ryan plans to perform the same feat on the 2022 Nitro Circus
This is a video of a quick BASE jump from a height of 60m (~197-feet) INSIDE a French cathedral. That must have been exhilarating. Only briefly though, because the video is only 37 seconds long, and the first 24 seconds of that is him just standing there looking down and
This is a video of Australian BMX rider Ryan Williams (aka R-Willy) hitting a giant ramp and supermanning while his bike performs a forward flip underneath him, then reconnecting with his ride, completing another flip WITH it, and sticking the landing. I’m sure there’s a name for the trick, but
This is a video of Polish aerobatic pilot Artur Kielak performing during an airshow with a camera facing towards him to capture his facial expressions during extreme g-force maneuvers. As someone who gets motion sick just walking, I couldn’t imagine being able to do this and not passing out, crashing,