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


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!"


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.


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


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