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  • Incredible Wheelchair Freestyle With Wheelz [Video]

    Aaron Fotheringham, better known as Wheelz, is an extreme wheelchair athlete who recently got together with YouTube filmmaker Devin Super Tramp and Gnarly Nutrition to make this video showcasing his incredible talent. Wheelz, who has Spina Bifida, has been in a wheelchair full-time since the age of 8. He’s adapted skateboard and BMX tricks for his wheelchair resulting in what he calls WCMX. He was the first person to perform a backflip in a wheelchair at the age of 14 and then a double backflip at 18. Watch this video and see this unique athlete in action.

  • Incredible Video Of Wingsuit Flight Through Narrow Canyon

    When looking for a suitable locale for a wingsuit flight, narrow canyon is probably not at the top of your list. That’s why you’re a boring wimp and nobody likes you. Me too. But brass-balled wingsuit expert Robert “Scotty-Bob” Morgan thought that the frighteningly narrow Beehive Line in Utah’s Great Basin National Park would be a perfect spot to take flight. He was also kind enough to strap a GoPro camera on to capture all the action. Now those of us who have trouble navigating a wide hallway without bumping into every possible obstacle can see what it’s like to not be so bad at life.

  • GoPro Adventure Series: Combing the Chilean Valparaiso’s Hills

    The second installment of GoPro’s Hero3+ features Aaron Chase, Brian Lopes and Chris Van Dine riding through the heavily decorated hills of Valparaiso, Chile. The shots were filmed entirely on the Hero3+ camera and feature the riders bolting down stairs, turning sharp corners and even riding on walls. Valparaiso is the prefect place to film down hill video, because of it’s urban terrain and beautiful city landscape.

  • The Start Of The New York City Marathon May Be Affected By The Government Shutdown

    The ING New York City Marathon is an important event not just for runners, but also for day drinkers who like to pretend they care about runners to feel better about themselves, and for the second year in a row, both groups may be screwed. Last year, the event was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy, and if the government shutdown continues, we may see no marathon again this year. The race is set to start at Staten Island’s Fort Wadsworth, which is currently closed, and if a new route isn’t decided soon, the November 3 race may not happen. 

  • Trace Action Sports Tracker

    Remember that time you hit that gnarly jump or got pitted in the radical tube of a stellar wave? Yeah, but we don’t. With Trace you can track all of your jumps, runs, hop, skips and jumps. Using advanced GPS technology, Trace can identify a tre-flip down 10 stairs, detail every turn on a 100-yard Rincon right, and measure a backflip off a 20-foot kicker at Mammoth. And it’s as small as a delicious Reese’s. (as shown in scaled photo) There will be three mobile apps available to cater to the surf, skate and snow community, all with unique interfaces that are tailored to the sport. With each #SESSIONSHEET, you’ll be able to log eaxmples like; How high an Ollie was, How long your vert was or how much air did you get off a wave. Trace will be available for purchase in January for $150.

  • What is the Most Dangerous Sport? (Infographic)

    Every activity comes with a certain risk of danger, but isn’t that part of the fun? Last March in college basketball’s most acclaimed tournament, Louisville player, Kevin Ware, broke his leg so bad, the bone was exposed. The injury to put it simply, was a fluke, no contact or foul play caused the incident, but it will live on as one of the worst injuries to be caught on film. Take a look at this infographic including the most dangerous sports in the world based on sheer volume of injuries sustained and the top ten worst sports injuries through history. Note: This does not indicate how severe the injury, which is most likely why basketball trumps sports like football and hockey, two of the toughest contact sports around.

  • Meet David Belle, The Founder of Parkour

    Running up walls, leaping through tight passages, crawling gracefully on railings, and passing over a flight of stairs with a single jump– a key staple of modern action cinema is an epic chase over rooftops and through narrow alleyways. These pursuits often happen when the film’s protagonist must navigate through urban constructs quickly and efficiently in order to catch a fleeing antagonist. The truth is that there is an art behind such chases, and it is called parkour. Created by David Belle—a Frenchman originating from the nation’s northern regions—parkour is the emphasis on one thing, which is getting from one point to the next with the highest amount of efficiency.

  • Red Bull X Fighters: Land of the Rising Sun Highlights

    Red Bull X-Fighters Land of the Rising Sun event was just held and hometown hero Taka Higashino of Japan took home gold and won his first ever event in front of his family and friends. It was a huge upset with world leader Tom Pages of France being the heavy favorite. The games were held at Osaka Castle infront of 11,000 fans and a global online and TV audience as X Fighters made it’s debut in East Asia.  

  • 27 Submissions From Red Bull’s 2013 Illume Action + Adventure Photo Competition

    When it comes to action and adventure sports photography Red Bull’s Illume competition is one of the biggest awards a photographer can win. Tens of thousands of entries are submitted and that bunch is narrowed down to only 250 images that are judged by a team of photo editors from prominent international publications. Fromt here it is narrowed down to the five best images from each category and one overall winner. Here are some of our favorite submissions from this year’s competition.

  • Nitro Circus Attempts World Record 19 Motorcycles Backflipping Simultaneously

    The gang at Nitro Circus really doesn;t do anything small. They already held the previous record of 10 motorcycles backflipping at the same time, so why not attempt to nearly double it. Eighteen riders from Europe, New Zealand and the USA, each one hand-picked for the own particular backflipping style, took part in the attempt, which was broadcast live from the O2 Arena in London into five hundred cinemas worldwide.

  • Your Adrenaline Will Rush from Watching this Cliff Jump Swing (Video)

    The Canyon Swing in Queenstown, New Zealand might be the only way to achieve the highest level of adrenaline coursing through your veins besides robbing a bank. The swing is essentially a bungee jump that sends you plummeting into a smooth transition swing across a rocky canyon. Once you ‘depart’ the platform you will freefall 200 feet down into the canyon until the ropes smoothly swings you into a giant 656 ft swing. You will then complete a couple of massive swings before you slowly come to rest approximately 328 ft below the departure platform. The cliff jump is the largest in the world, but The best/worst part of all this, the sadistic employees push, kick and cut the holding rope to send your body into the rush of a lifetime. Canyon Swing 2012-07-24 1 Min Vertical Promo For Website from Jodie Malthus on Vimeo.

  • Red Bull Ultra Natural Highlights Have FINALLY Arrived [Video]

    It’s about time! As we stated earlier this week, Gigi Ruf went head-to-head with the world’s best snowboarders and landed first place in this year’s Red Bull Ultra Natural. The future of Snowboarding competitions wrapped up last weekend at Baldface Lodge in British Columbia and Red Bull has released the highlights. We don’t understand how these riders, who are continuing to expand the sport every time they set foot on a mountain, can ride the lines they do with such reckless abandon. The highlight reel shows us some amazing footage from the weekend, including scenes from Gigi’s winning run. Red Bull Ultra Natural will air in its entirety on March 30th on NBC. But until then, enjoy the video below.

  • Brand-New Go Pro Commercial

    Hot off the press is Go Pro’s new commercial, featuring their BombSquad in the remote lands of Alaska for some Speedflying.  The always breathtaking footage is shot 100% on their HD HERO2 Camera.

  • Red Bull’s Frozen Hard Enduro looks Hard. Really Hard (Hell’s Gate Highlights)

    Red Bull’s Hard Enduro is a mix of Motocross meets hiking meets rock climbing. Racers must treach through a near impossible bike course of snow, rocks, hills, trees… pretty much just tough nature. This year at Hell’s Gate, a course set up through the mountains of Tuscany, Italy’s most extreme enduro event took place this weekend. Watch the highlights and see who triumphed in a race where only the toughest survive…

  • Daredevil Does First Ever 360 in Car

    Guerlain Chicherit is no stranger to danger. The 34 year old, French Dardevil, has been training for 4 years to complete his latest trick, a 360 degree backflip in a suped up Mini-Cooper. Chicherit sped toward the 25 ft ramp then soared through the air 75 ft high, before being the first person to ever successfully attempt the stunt.

  • Breathtaking snowboard crash of 2013 Red Bull Ultra Natural winner Gigi Ruf

    Yesterday, the world’s best snowboarders descended upon Baldface Lodge in British Columbia and competed in Red Bull Ultra Natural.  In only its second year of existence, Red Bull Ultra Natural, created by snowboarding legend Travis Rice, has already become a highly-respected competition with both riders and fans of this ever-growing sport.  We at RSVLTS believe that this event will be the future of competitive snowboarding.  Gigi Ruf went head-to-head with riders like Travis Rice, Mark McMorris and Torstein Horgmo to take the top spot in this year’s competition.  We are anxiously waiting for the footage to come back but here is a vintage video of Gigi crashing in the backcountry to get us excited.

  • RSVLTS x Oakley Hit the Slopes with Fall ’13 Line

    After one of the most hyped X-Games of all time, Oakley was gracious enough to let us tag along with some of their pro boarders for a day at Snowmass, Aspen. The day started out with some great breakfast grub at the Oakley Athlete House. Buttermilk oatmeal pancakes, bacon, sausage and fresh fruit isn’t a bad way to start out a day of shredding on the mountain. After a few runs, lunch was served at a quaint cabin in the middle of the mountain and we got to shoot the breeze with some athletes about their new gear. Great conditions and some fresh Fall ’13 Oakley snow line makes for some great photos.

  • We’re At The 2013 Winter X-Games In Aspen! Follow Our Live Instagram Feed

    On Friday we took a 6:00 am flight out of Newark headed to Aspen, CO for the Winter X-Games.We’ll be in town until Monday with Oakley testing out their latest gear and covering all the action on the slopes. Follow along on Instagram @RSVLTS as we post photos from the weekend or bookmark this post so you can see the feed. @RSVLTS Instagram Feed @Oakley Instagram Feed #Xgames Instagram Feed Torstein Horgmo’s Instagram Feed

  • Oakley Teaches Alessandra Ambrosio How To Snowboard at Sundance

    Alessandra Ambrosio has mastered the modeling runway and now she is getting her kicks on the slopes. While in town for the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Saturday Ambrosio, who famously wore the $2.5 million fantasy bra at the 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, threw on some fresh Oakley gear and hit the slopes with snowboarding pro Danny Kass at the Oakley Learn to Ride. Oakley Learn to Ride is a collaboration with New Era that teaches inexpereinced boarders a few tips and tricks and also gets the hooked up with some fresh gear so they can shred pow in-between red carpets and parties. Alessandra Ambrosio wasn’t the only famous face to learn at Oakley Learn to Ride. Adrian Grenier (Vinny Chase from Entourage) was in the house, as was professional surfer Erica Hosseini, who we listed in our 35 Women We Want To See In The 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. 

  • It Was a Golden Year For Action Sports (Video)

    A video was recently released clipping some of the best action sports feats of the year. The action sports junkies at Mpora put together this finely tuned supercut of the best accomplishments of the year, and our mind’s are blown. It’s astonishing how far people pushed the envelope this year. Maybe it was the possibility of the world ending that put people over the edge or maybe it’s just a pure desire for progress and competition. We expect someone to jump from the Moon this year.  

  • Watch The Creation Of Shaun White’s Snowboard From Tree to Slopes

    In about two weeks we’ll see team Oakley snowboarder Shaun White shred up the half-pipe at the 2013 X-Games in Aspen. Shaun is the best on Earth but he also uses the best equipement possible. In the video we see the life cycle of Shaun’s custom snowboard as it makes the journey from forest, to production shop to the mountain.

  • The Best Wingsuit Trailer You’ll See to Date (Video)

    Jokke Sommer is the star of the upcoming feature film, Dream Lines IV, which promises to be the best captured footage of wingsuiting ever. Using the best HD cameras and helicoptor shadowing, Jokke and his insane brah’s weave through trees and mountains, coming within feet of barreling into one.

  • Cascada: Chasing the Perfect Waterfall (video)

    You think you’re extreme, because you landed a jump off a blue square at Killington? Yeah, me too, until I watched this video. Forge Motion Pictures and NRS presents their newest masterpiece in a series of high def, octane and dangerous films. “Cascada” follows seven paddlers as they make their way through the Mexican jungle in search of the perfect waterfall. Think Art of Flight meets water.

  • Winter X Games by the Numbers (infographic)

    Our pal’s over at Krush created this gnarly infographic showing the back end of the favorite action sports winter pass time of our generation. The X Games have most definitely surpassed it’s founders wildest dreams in terms of sheer growth and popularity. Quadroupaling in attendance and nearly tripling in TV viewers, the X Games have become a staple competition no matter the household. Check out the infographic to find out the bare bones facts.

  • Alex Honnold: The Best Free Solo Climber ever. If he Falls, He Dies.

    Alex Honnold is looked at in the sport of free solo climbing the way people think of Micheal Jordan’s infamous foul line dunk as the pinnacle of the sport of basketball. Experts say Alex is so good, it’s as if he skipped a generation, as in, free soloing wasn’t ready for someone this good this quick. Nat Geo takes a more in depth look at Alex and what makes him go above and then go above some more.

  • Gee Atherton Talks Us Through the Anatomy of a Red Bull Rampage Crash

    Gee Atherton, a Red Bull mountain biker in the Rampage series, encountered one of the toughest crashes we’ve seen in years. The Rampage Series has been acclaimed for attracting some of the most bad-ass mountain bike athletes in the world, combining mountainous jumps, treacherous terrain and all the means for having a really bad day. “The crux of the line this year was in the mid-section, a big step-down we built that was definitely one of the biggest gaps I’ve ever hit and was definitely something that was really playing on my mind,” he said.”

  • The Athlete Machine Red Bull Kluge

    Red Bull is just showing off now. A mix of great camera angle shots, great athletes and “Mouse-trap” type engineering pave the way for their newest video for The Kluge. The Kluge, which means, a witty, yet inelegant solution that succeeds in performing a particular task, gives the action sports and energy drink brand a chance to show off for us. Why, you ask? Because they can. Check out behind the scenes footage at RedBull

  • 12 Ways To Store Your Bike In Style

    If you live in the suburbs and have a glorious two-car garage, your bicycle storage needs are covered. If, however, you’re an urban dweller or happen to live in an apartment with a public bike rack that has a spotty track record at best, you need to get creative. Luckily, there are ways to store your two-wheeler without rolling it into your living room and putting down the kickstand. Here are 12 sharp ways to do so >>

  • In Case You Missed it, Red Bull Stratos Jump from space

    Felix Baumgartner achieved the the longest freefall from 24 miles above the earth yesterday. The video was watched by over 8 million people on the Red Bull Youtube page making it the largest watched live stream to date. The Sonic Baum hit speeds over 833 MPH and broke the sound barrier “It is hard to describe, because I didn’t feel it,” Baumgartner told reporters after the jump. “When you’re in a dead pressure suit [with no reference points] you don’t feel anything.” Because of rapid spinning, he fell 17 seconds short of the free fall record still held by his mentor, Joe Kittinger, who jumped from 19.6 miles up during the Excelsior II mission in 1960 and fell for 4 minutes and 36 seconds. Baumgartner also had some criticism to over come before the jump and post he noted “I’d like to give a special one finger salute to all the folks who said he was going to come apart when he went supersonic,” the former pilot joked to reporters after the jump, according to ABC News.    

 
 
 
 
 
 

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