Outdoor Recreation News

14-Wheeled Skateboard: Is More Better?

I'm no skateboarding pro, so I'm curious. In the case of the 14-wheeled skateboard, does the saying "less is more" apply? Flowlab's unconventional skateboard has been around since the early '90's, and has yet to replace the conventional 4-wheeled model. It boasts that it can "carve to 45 degree angles with no resistance and fluid transitions edge-to-edge", but how does it handle an ollie? Those in the know, please comment below.

Tony Hawk: Still the World's Best Skateboarder at Age 42

Tony Hawk may very well be the greatest skateboarder of all time. At age 42, the legendary Hawk can still pull off a 900. For those who don't know, a "900" refers to a 900 degree aerial spin off of a skateboard ramp. This is one of the most insane skateboarding tricks, and Hawk is one of only four (in the world) who have ever pulled it off.

News: Ew. Those Ain't Apples He's Bobbing For

Man, I can't tell you how sorry I am that I missed this year's 14th Annual Summer Redneck Games, a competition held yearly in East Dublin, Georgia. Fiercely proud hillbillies from across the deep South compete in the following contests: the Armpit Serenade, Bobbin’ for Pigs Feet, the Mud Pit Belly Flo, and Watermelon Seed Spitting.

News: The 10 Most Dangerous Jumps EVER

Amazing compilation video of thrill-seeking junkies making insane jumps. The top ten covers everything from base jumping to skiing to motocross to finally, what might just be the most insane: back in 1960, Joe Kittinger jumped from the edge of space in a giant helium balloon. Previously, Supersonic Space Diver With Death Wish.

News: Ice Diving in Kazakhstan For Underwater Forests

Quick, winter is coming to a close, time to catch the tail end of the winter sport season. This could potentially include ice diving in Kaindy Lake (if you happen find yourself in Kazakhstan, home of Borat). Kaindy Lake was created by an enormous limestone landslide, and as a result, a forest was submerged. In the summer, half drowned trees emerge from the water, creating a dramatic effect. In the winter, ice divers brave the freezing waters to explore the depths.

News: Supersonic Space Diver With Death Wish

Felix Baumgartner plans to leap a record 120,000 feet, breaking four world records. If all goes well, Baumgartner will set records for highest altitude freefall, longest distance freefall, highest manned balloon fight, and fastest speed freefall (he will actually break the sound of speed!). 

Wake-Skate: Winch Madness

Amazing footage shot of some highly skilled wakeboarders, entitled "Winch Madness". According to Wikipedia, Wakeskate winching involves "an engine, spool, rope, handle, frame, and some sort of simple transmission. The person being towed walks (or swims) away from the winch and pulls out all of the rope." When the winch lets loose, the boarder can go 15-25 mph.

The Art of Trout Tickling: Myth or Reality?

Trout tickling is the mystical art of rubbing a trout's underbelly until it goes into a lax, trance-like state. The fish is then scooped out of the water and thrown onto land. Similar to catfish noodling, the sport is lauded for its lack of equipment or tools of any kind, as used in traditional fishing.

News: World's Most Badass Swing Set

My stomach is doing somersaults just watching this. Looks fun, albeit incredibly dangerous. Take it down a notch (or fifty) and build an indoor swing this winter. Previously, Deeply Trusting Female Volunteers Bod to Redneck Science: First Human Slingshot.

News: Thrillbilly-Tricycle-Flip

Travis Pastrana is an extreme sports nut, competing (and winning) X Games events such as motocross, freestyle motocross, supercross, and rally racing. In this Thrillbillies clip, Pastrana flips a big wheel at incredible speed over a 50-foot stretch (while donning a pinstripe suit). What an insane dude!