Watch this mountain biker traverse the narrowest of passages

Amazing video comes via GoPro wearing rider

I’m not going to lie—for the entirety of this video, I didn’t move. Emails were ignored. Phone calls unheard. All my attention was focused on what I was witnessing on screen.


Watching the video all the way through, it appears as though the biker / daredevil is part of some sort of competition / exhibition. Not sure the route he took was intentional; regardless, he destroyed it, and in doing so, confirmed he has a set of brass ones hanging below his waist line.


Video looks like it was shot with a GoPro, so bear with the quality. Otherwise, enjoy:

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Mercedes-Benz designs sleek looking surfboard that can track wipeouts and measure rider performance

Board designed for surfer Garrett McNamara, who the car manufacturer sponsors

Man—it sure must be nice to be surfer Garrett McNamara. Just take a look at the boards his sponsor, German carmaker Mercedes-Benz, just finished building for him (they did get a bit of help from ad agency BBDO Portugal).


The surfboard was custom-built for McNamara, and features a pretty nifty integrated telemetry system that measures the rider’s performance and reports the data back to him once he’s got his feet back on the sand of the beach.


The “Silver Arrow of the Sea”, as it is being referred to, features a special design that matches McNamara’s unique riding style, and provides him with better handling for when he’s on one of his more aggressive runs.


To watch McNamara ride the waves of North Canyon on his new Benz-board, check out the video below.

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Watch this wingsuit pilot fly ridiculously close to the ground

Daredevil defies sound judgment and flies at top speed while dangerously close to the ground

Think you have balls? Well let me ask you – do you have Brian Drake balls?

Brian Drake gully gif

A bit odd of a question to those unfamiliar with Drake’s resume, but it makes sense when you watch the clip below. It features the wingsuit pilot flying at top speed at just a few feet from the ground.

Brian Drake wingsuit trick

He performed this aviation trickery along with Ellen Brennan and Ludovic Woerth on top of the famous ENSA Couloir. The video itself shows him exiting the seam in the mountain.

Why the heck would Drake do something like this? Perhaps it’s better to ask: why not?


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Get inspired this morning with an amazing clip of Aaron Fotheringham tearing up skate parks in his wheelchair

Handicap doesn’t hold Fotheringham back from performing tricks most can’t do on their skateboards

Need a quick cup of morning inspiration? Check out this three-minute clip of Aaron Fotheringham, AKA “Wheelz” performing a series of ridonkulous tricks in his customized wheelchair at all different skate parks.


Wheelz has been in a wheelchair since the age of 8, and as you can tell by the video, in which he’s trying out the chair for Devin Super Tramp, he hasn’t let his handicap slow him down one bit.

Every time he doesn’t stick a trick or has a major-ass wipeout, he’s back up and at it in the next segment, trying something even more crazy.

So, here you go—make sure to stick around for the middle of the video when the dude does a friggen backflip.

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Incredible: Video of surfer setting 78-foot big wave record

Brazilian surfer Burle gets world attention when he achieves new heights

Warning: this video is not for the faint of heart. What you’re about to see is Brazil’s Carlos Burle ride along what may very well be a new world record wave.


The ride happened this past week, and so it’s still a bit too early to tell the exact height of the wave just yet. Early estimates have it pinned as a 78-foot’er, and if that’s the case, Burle just rode himself into the record books.


For those curious, this monster surge took place off the coast of Nazare, Portugal, in a spot known for regularly serving up big wave after big wave after big wave. The timing of Burle catching the ride of his life is worth noting: it was to the end of a long day that saw the Brazilian boarder save his tow partner from a near drowning incident. He was simply out there to wrap up the day when this behemoth wave was bestowed upon him.

“After rescuing Maya and getting her off to the hospital I went back out,” said Burle in a phone interview. “The wind had come up and it was getting pretty bumpy and ugly, but I knew there would be a window. All I wanted was one wave, for some reason I felt like I had earned it.”

While riding the wave though, his thoughts were on his towing partner, though.

“I was just thinking of her the whole time,” Burle continued. “Things could have been a lot different, but when I knew she was going to be okay I felt like it was important to go back out and try to catch at least one wave.”

In terms of what this means for Burle moving forward, he’ll likely earn some nominations at the Billabong XXL Awards (if he participates). He may also end up with a world record tied to his name after it’s properly measured by Guinness.


“Anybody could have ridden that wave, I was just lucky to be in the right place at the right time,” said Burle. “The most important part about surfing is that you go out with your friends and you come back with them. Everything else is just extra.”

Video of Burle riding the 78-foot wave below:

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