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The NY Times Explores the Filming of Free Solo

When Jimmy Chin and his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi set out to make a film about Alex Honnold’s climbing three years ago, they knew exactly what they were in for. Honnold, as the world’s premiere free soloist, was toeing a fine line with death during his record-breaking climbs. Hanging off the edge of the cliff, in intimate close quarters with Honnold, Chin and his crew of filmmakers knew they had to be ready for the worst case. What if he falls?

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In this NY Times op-doc short, Chin, Vasarhelyi, and Honnold share their view on the matter. Honnold and the entire crew knew exactly what they were getting into. Catch a glimpse into what it took to make the film, including some incredible behind-the-scenes footage of filming on the wall.

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Must Watch: Kitesurfing + Freeskiing in Switzerland
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Must Watch: Kitesurfing + Freeskiing in Switzerland

Must Watch: Kitesurfing + Freeskiing in Switzerland

Alright, picture this: a bunch of super rad athletes from different backgrounds come together and make one big, super sport. Crazy, right? But that's exactly what the guys who thought up the X-Project did. They've basically taken windsurfing and combined it with skiing powder and then mixed it all together with snowboarding and snow-kiting too. The film features athletes Maxime Chabloz with a snow-kite and Ueli Kestenholz speed riding. Chabloz is a junior world champion in both

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Aniol Serrasolses Goes Extreme Snow Kayaking and Lands Double Kickflip
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Aniol Serrasolses Goes Extreme Snow Kayaking and Lands Double Kickflip

Aniol Serrasolses Goes Extreme Snow Kayaking and Lands Double Kickflip

When you're one of the best kayakers in the world, you have get a little creative when it comes to pushing the sport. The Catalan paddler Aniol Serrasolses has been doing just this while hunkered down in Chile for most of 2020. After landing a trick he dubbed the "Cobra Flip" last year, it became pretty clear that whatever Aniol did next was going to be nuts. We've seen all those snow kayaking videos that circle around social media every winter, but Aniol pushes it to next level by launching

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Big Water Kayaking on the Zambezi
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Big Water Kayaking on the Zambezi

Big Water Kayaking on the Zambezi

It's no secret that Dane Jackson, Benny Marr, Bren Orton, Kalob Grady, and Isaac Hull are some of the best paddlers in the game right now and watching this, it's easy to see why. While many paddlers opt for the warm winters and waterfalls of Mexico, Chile, and Ecuador, those in search of big waves take a different path. Africa's Zambezi river is famous for its massive big water features and all time freestyle waves. When taken on by world-class playboaters like Benny Marr and Dane Jackson,