extreme sports

14ft StoopidTallBike from CicLAvia

Last weekend's CicLAvia 2013 in  Los Angeles, CA saw this enormous bike, called StoopidTallBike. Indeed.

Richie Trimble explains his work:

14.5ft at the Seat
Built in 12 work hours
One Huffy beach cruiser, 2" square tubing, 3/4" round tubing, and 1" round tubing
26" single speed coaster brake wheelset
6 1/2 single speed bicycle chains (32.5ft of chain)

Music is "Contact High" by Architecture in Helsinki

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Wingsuit Flyer Flies Through A Hole In A Rock Wall

The project page describes this crazy-stupid-amazing-daring video as:

Wingsuit / BASE-jump athlete Alexander Polli does the never before done—a tactical flight through a narrow cave on a rugged mountainside. The flight starts with a jump from a hovering helicopter, Alexander reaches speeds of 250 km/h (155 mph) while following a precise trajectory leading to the cave opening, he then fully commits and flies directly through the narrow opening of the "Batman Cave!"

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Action Sports Photographer On Capturing Some Extreme Kayakers

Tim Kemple a renowned action-sports photographer created this video documenting one of his trips to Mexico where he photographed some of the most talented kayakers in the world. He uses the Phase One, 645DF+ with an IQ180 digital back and 28mm lens at a shutter speed of 1/1600th.    

My friends would say I like to tinker. Impossible flash syncs, complicated rope work, and razor thin focus planes. The athletes push the limits of their bodies and equipment. I do the same.

4 - JOHN COOPER WORKS MINI BACKFLIPS

Guerlain Chicherit does a backflip in a John Cooper Works MINI as a promo for Monster Energy Drink. Crazy. 

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