Wakeboarding is one of those sports that’s typically more fun to partake in than to watch. However, leave it to Dominik Gührs and Red Bull to change that perspective. Gührs takes to the waterways of Bangkok, Thailand to get creative on his wakeboard. We’re not really sure what’s pulling him – there’s no sign of a boat or a winch system anywhere in the edit – but his smooth style and effortless tricks are impressive.
With a heatwave sweeping over the Alps, paragliders from across the globe took to the skies around the Mont Blanc Massif to take advantage of the exceptional thermals. Temperatures sat at a comfortable 50 degrees on the summit, allowing an estimated 150-200 paragliders to rise over 6,500 feet to reach the peak, consequently setting a record for most to land on the highest point in Western Europe. RELATED: Super Frenchie Is The First To Ski-Base Jump Off Mont Blanc’s Summit Unfortunately a
Did you know that Chris Burkard is a bit of a climbing freak? Like Chris Burkard – the instafamous adventure and outdoor photographer? Well, turns out he’s into a bit of elective suffering. Specifically the kind where you wedge as much of your body as you can into off-width cracks high above the ground in an attempt to climb them. In his words: “I want to hug this thing…I want granite to be all up in my freakin’ mouth!” Or better yet: “You’re basically as close to making love to the Captain
This Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), voted in four sports to be held at the 2024 Paris Olympic games. Three of the sports: sport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing will also be held at the 2020 Toyko Games. The fourth, breakdancing, would make its debut at the 2024 games. IOC President Thomas Bach explained that the new sports are an effort to make “the program more gender balanced and more urban, and offer the opportunity to connect with the younger generation.”