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Squirrel Wingsuit Pilots Defy Gravity and Fly Up

Wingsuit flying made its way into the niche "do you have a deathwish" category of action sports as an offshoot from the already incredibly dangerous base-jumping. If your not familiar, wingsuits are a special kind of jumpsuit with ram-air-inflated between the arms and legs that enable humans to fly their bodies like weightless gliders. The clear advantage of the wingsuit technology to skydivers is that it allows them to fly not just straight downwards, but forwards and allows for a longer flight time. 

Yet the nut-heads over at Squirrel, one of the world leaders in wingsuit technology wanted to see if it was possible to fly wingsuits down and then fly back up to gain a positive elevation. The Squirrel team took to the canyons of Moab Utah to see if the unthinkable could be down, and the results were outstanding; wingsuits going up. The wingsuit pilots would dive down into the canyon and then flare up to positive elevations as high as 250 ft.

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U.S. Veterans Ski The Mountains of Iraq to Heal Shadows of War
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U.S. Veterans Ski The Mountains of Iraq to Heal Shadows of War

U.S. Veterans Ski The Mountains of Iraq to Heal Shadows of War

The North Face's 'Adventure Not War' tells the story of three U.S. veterans who traveled back into the mountains of Iraq to heal the wounds and trauma of the Iraq War. U.S. Army Captain Stacy Bare took along Captain Robin Brown and Captain Matt Griffin on a mission to rewrite a different ending of his experience with Iraq. Stacy, Robin and Matt set out to Erbil Iraq to put up a first ski ascent-descent on Mt. Halgurd, the tallest mountain in Iraq.  Following his time in Iraq Stacy struggled

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Hold Onto Your Seat and Watch Hawaii’s Gnarliest Downhill Skateboarding
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Most people think of Hawaii for its coastline of endless surf swells, but if you're into downhill skateboarding the interior landscape of the islands makes it a mecca for some of the gnarliest skating in the world. The Blood Orange skate crew consisting of Will Clay, Ryan Bishop, Ryan Gotlieb, and Patrick Welsch set out on a road trip to take on the Island of Kauai's burliest hills. What they found made for some of the absolute death-defying, downhill skateboarding you will ever see amongst

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How Travis Pastrana Went from Moto Grom to a Concerned Parent
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How Travis Pastrana Went from Moto Grom to a Concerned Parent

How Travis Pastrana Went from Moto Grom to a Concerned Parent

Travis Pastrana is probably one of the most famous names in the action sports world. From the age of 15, he has been competing at the X-Games, building a resume that is second to none. This profile from ESPN showcases his evolution not only as a rider but as a father and person. It's a fascinating look at one of the best to ever ride a bike.