Bare-knuckle fighting, probably one of the oldest combat sports out there, is on the rise in the United Kingdom. Vice.com has documented the fighters and rise of the gritty sport.
Such fun! The perks of being an ath-o-lete – if you’re seriously good at something that’s incredibly dangerous, it’s easier to take the piss out of it. Like this montage of bored pole vaulters. They’ve obviously got this sport down to a tee, allowing them to take their frustration out with what most probably started [...]
Apparently in the “scene” they call this “bonnet surfing.” All you need to know is that there’s a guy, a wooden board, a half-ton bakkie, a lot of dust, and multiple camera angles.
When Anders Helstrup jumped out of a plane over Hedmark, south east Norway, he didn’t anticipate getting within high-fiving distance of a meteor traveling at 470km per hour.
Watch this incredible Italian with a couple of planks strapped to his feet, clad in latex, go at a speed the average car doesn’t even reach. On Monday, Simone Origone beat the world record for speed skiing, clocking in at 252.454km/h, at the French ski resort Vars.
It isn’t a man strapped with a GoPro to his head falling from the upper stratosphere, but still cool nonetheless. It’s strange how kayaker Dane Jackson’s ball’s of steel didn’t cause him to drown, when he dropped 18.3m down a waterfall in his kayak.
Freedom Tower in New York is a very, very tall building. So it was only a matter of time before someone strapped a camera to themselves and jumped off of it.
Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are free-hand urban climbers from Russia, and yes, they have bigger balls than you do. The following five minute video is a demonstration thereof, and the proper technique needed to illegally access and scale a 650 metre building.
On January 15th, 2014, Alex Honnold made the first free solo ascent of El Sendero Luminoso (5.12d), a 15 pitch big wall near Monterrey, Mexico. This is footage from pitch 7 (5.12a), filmed by Cedar Wright, Renan Ozturk, and SkySight RC for Camp 4 Collective.
If you, like me, aren’t exactly an impressive athletic specimen, then this is the closest you’re likely to come to knowing what it feels like to ski down an Olympic-level piste. Graham Bell does know what it feels like. In fact, he knows what it feels like to ski down that course holding a camera. Because he’s a badass.
Next to Mario, Andrew Cotton from the UK might be the plumber with the biggest balls. Cotton rode an 80 ft monster of a wave off the coast of Nazare, Portugal. His ride has been submitted for this year’s Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards.
Keen to watch the GoPro footage of an Austrian falling from 24 miles above the earth? Sure you are. This newly released video shows the first person perspective of Felix Baumgartner’s jump from back in 2012.
Do you even know what Nitro Circus is? Do you even KNOW? Watch these videos, get up to speed, and then win yourself some tickets. Get inside. Go on.
Showing the middle finger to gravity, these skateboarders have taken over the rooftops of NYC. Enjoy the resulting footage taken from the film ‘Tengu: God of Mischief’.
Please meet Master Wong. Unlike some Kung Fu teachers who emphasise patience, discipline and self-defence, all Wong wants is for you to be professional, to understand what you’re doing – and to fuck up that motherfucker.
“Let’s send Kobus to Mars,” is something you will never hear coming out of NASA mission controller’s mouth. The likelihood that a South African would be chosen to go to space, let alone to form a human colony on Mars is not very strong. But through private and public funding, the Mars One Expedition may do just that.
God bless the Royal Air force, for they have just given us all the opportunity to sit inside the cockpit of a RAF Typhoon jet.
At the Short Track European Championships, the final proper tune-up before the Winter Olympics, Russia’s Viktor Ahn had defeated the Netherlands’ Sjinkie Knegt in the men’s 5000m team relay. The race wasn’t a close one at all – and Knegt felt he needed to vent some anger. This is how he did it.
Bernie Ecclestone, the age-old, talismanic director of Formula One’s holding company is to step down from his role until the court proceedings against him have ended.
The “Pipeline” on Hawaii’s north shore is one of the most storied surfing spots in the world. Known for its (perilously dangerous) waves, this little spot attracts surfers the world over to test their mettle. A new video from aerial photographer Eric Sterman shows the area in all its glory. He did it by attaching a GoPro camera to a DJI quadcopter – and this is what he caught on tape.
Guys. GUYS. It’s 2o14. That means that Nitro Circus is happening this year. Nay, it’s happening NEXT MONTH. We can’t even breathe. Have you seen it? Have you seen how amazing it’s going to be? Have you seen that video above? See that video above. See it. Know it. Internalise it. Make it inside you.
Headlines about freezing temperatures in the Midwest, US are everywhere with it dropping as low as – 56 degrees in some areas. The cold front has been dubbed “the Polar Vortex” and is achieving epic feats like turning boiling water into snow and creating a steam effect on Lake Michigan.
On Tuesday we told you to follow Chris Bertish as he live-Tweeted his attempt to break the world record for the longest continuous stand up paddle (SUP). Well friends, he did it! We’re proud to announce that the Cape Town waterman completed the 121 kilometer trip in 12 hours, ending his journey at 19hoo at Saldanha Bay.