Bam Margera Takes His Jackassery to a 100-Foot Waterfall

Bam Margera: Adulthood's version of the spastic, hyperactive, delinquent skater you knew in high school. Guy's been out of the spotlight for a while, but he's back in a big way. The former star of Jackass and a bunch of eponymous shows too forgettable to list has taken his crazy stunts to a new place. Instead of throwing a flurry of fists at his dad or finding a creative way of hitting a pair of...
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Sharks and Supermodels? Thank You GoPro.

Every month (maybe week?), I get an email from GoPro touting the latest video taken with the new HD Hero 2. It's typically just run-of-the-mill action sports footage and I don't usually click. But when I read the subject line "Italian Supermodel Swims With Sharks," I had to bite. And so should you.
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Man Vs. Baseball: Bear Grylls Throws Pitch of Fire

Bear. MF-in. Grylls. Say what you want about his questionable survival tactics and five-star filming habits, the man can flat out entertain. Other shows may be more educational when it comes to survival, but none of them have the same flair as Man Vs. Wild. Which is why we're disheartened at Bear's recent firing. But if a recent appearance at an LA Dodgers game is any indication, Bear still plans to bring his own special...
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When Worlds of Awesome Collide: Chris Davenport Searches For Extreme Skiing in a Bentley

Bentley is typically thought of strictly as an ultra-luxury brand, rivaled only by its few competitors like Rolls Royce and Maybach. But unlike those competitors, Bentley has a flair for sporty performance. Its Continental Supersports Convertible packs 621 horsepower, hits 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and tops out at 202 mph. Thanks to standard AWD systems, Bentleys are capable in the winter months, too. In fact, the Continental Supersports ISR Convertible actually owns the world...
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Signal Snowboards Gets Experimental With Innovative Video Series

Concept cars are a well known phenomenon in the automotive industry. In fact, they often get more attention than actual production cars. For some reason, other industries just don't have concepts in the same way. You never really see concept bikes or canoes, do you? Unlike auto shows, the show floor of the Outdoor Retailer isn't decorated with any wild, conceptual prototypes; it has products and maybe a prototype or two on its way to...
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How To Start a Fire With an Ice Block

One of the many cruel ironies of outdoor survival is that the conditions where you need fire most can make it the hardest to start. While the warm, dry summer months tend to give you plenty of dry tinder and firewood, snow-soaked winters make dry firestarting provisions scarce. That doesn't mean you can't start a fire, it just means you'll want to learn to adapt. In the following video, we see how you can use...
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Video: T-Rice's BC Supernatural Competition Goes Down

When I first saw a few pictures of the course, I knew the Red Bull Supernatural big mountain freestyle competition was going to be the next-level of riding. Watch a little footage, and you should agree. Not all that surprisingly, Travis Rice won the day. Via GrindTV
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Liquid Image's Tiny, Inexpensive HD Cams

Liquid Image is an action cam company that I know best for its ski goggle cameras. Any camera-maker that specializes in building cameras into goggles knows how to make 'em small. The new Evo cam is a mountable HD camera that offers a nice set of features for solid price. The camera is just 1.6 x 1.2 x 2.5 inches but still packs an LCD viewing screen. It shoots in up to 1080p at 30...
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Saltboarding: New Sport?

Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats are known for the fastest vehicles in the world. Absolute land speed records have been set there since about the time the first fast motor vehicle was built. Apparently, the flats are also good for another type of speed: flat-land, tow-in snowboarding. In this video, a group of riders got their summer boarding fix in western Utah's hard, salty desert. Obviously gravity ain't working in a place called "Flats," so they...
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Stunning Video: 360 Degrees of Moab

I've really struggled to understand the 3-D video craze. First, 3-D video has been around forever. Second, you still need glasses and expensive specialized equipment to view it. Third, seeing an extra dimension just doesn't seem worth all that hardware investment. But 360-degree video is something I could really get into, especially for outdoor footage. Even the most dramatically filmed outdoor movie can't quite recreate the full magnitude of actually being there. But putting the...
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Going Jib-Cowboy In Wyoming

Apparently I've been sleeping on my pre-season stoke search. I somehow missed KGBProductions' Wyoming Triumph series until the sixth episode. But what an episode it is. Jackson Hole and Wyoming in general have long been the epitome of Wild West meeting wild nature. The skiing and outdoor adventure is some of the hairiest in the lower 48, and is only rivaled in pucker factor by a late-night run-in with a surly cow-poke smelling of dirty...
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Mouth of the Beast: Polar Bear Cam

Ever want to get up close and personal with the world's largest land predator without actually getting mauled and eaten alive? The Polar Bear cam is just the ticket. While you can certainly find videos of polar bears on YouTube, the Polar Bear cam, brought to us by Explore.org and several other organizations, provides the rare opportunity to peep on live action footage of these terrifying but beautiful beasts. A "tundra buggy" is stationed in...
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Epic Film: Trials Biking The Rocks of Moab

One of the aspects of Moab that's made it an unrivaled staple in the world of mountain biking is the vastness of its slickrock playgrounds. Unlike most other destinations, where you're boxed into a trail (not necessarily a bad thing, btw), in the slickrock expanses of Moab, you're free to play around, piece together your own flowy angles, tackle new obstacles, and reimagine what mountain biking is all about. Taking this free-form spirit to the...
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Cable Car Line Rail Slide: Speed Flying in Chamonix

Speed flying is an absolutely sick sport that combines backcountry skiing and paragliding. Speed fliers basically glide over snow-covered mountain terrain, touch down for a bit to get some powder turns then take off back into the air. It's a sport that pushes the limits of what you can do on skis and in the air. One thing that you can do while speed flying that you probably wouldn't want any part of on skis...
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Preseason Stokage: Jeremy Jones' "Further" Trailer

"Deeper was child's play compared to this one." That quote is rattling my brain after watching the new trailer for Further,  the second in the Deeper, Further, Higher snowboard trilogy. Further won't come out until next year, but I'm definitely psyched already. Deeper was definitely not like any child's play I've ever watched, so there's certainly madness in store. True to its name, Further centers around shredding lines in some of the most distant locales...
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Human Rag Doll: Bike Hucking Without The Huck

As I sit here typing this, I'm reminded of the fact that I should be about three-quarters of the way through Porcupine Rim about now. You see, I had a Moab biking trip planned since last spring. Then one of my buddies--and the organizer of the trip, as it were--decided to go out and get in over his head at the bike park a couple weeks ago. He ate dirt, broke his collarbone, and now...
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Making Musical Melodies With the $2,150, 87-Tool Swiss Army Knife

The world's largest Swiss Army Knife recently got a little more useful. Known for its 87 implements and 141 uses, Wenger's Giant Knife slices, dices, opens bottles and cans, strips wires, loosens nuts and screws, and performs all kinds of other handy tasks. And it also makes music. Check it out:
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Mouth of the Beast: Lion Eats a Camera While It's Still Filming

Ever wonder what it would look like to have a lion come waltzing right up and bite your face? Or maybe you had a nightmare like that. If not, this video may just give you one. While filming for a book on lions, this crew left their GoPro camera running out in the wilds of South Africa. And a rather large, svelte cat showed quite a liking for the hardware, walking right up, clamping down...
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Touring the Grand Canyon...By Jet Pack

  Jet pack master and all-around airborne psycho Yves Rossy recently added to his professional portfolio of insane stunts by flying over the Grand Canyon by way of jet pack. The Swiss "Jetman" took off in a helicopter on Tuesday morning, propellered up to 8,000 feet over the great gash's floor, leapt out of the chopper and flicked the ignition on his four-motor jet wing. From there, he hit speeds up to 190 mph and...
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Nat Geo's "Fringe Elements" Video Series Takes You to the Edge and Beyond

  Note: Still picture, not the actual video   Ever wonder how you'd survive a whirlpool? Want to know what goes on inside the [deranged] minds of free soloers? Well, you should take a look at National Geographic's Fringe Elements video series. The series mixes professional interviews and basic tutorials to bring an edgy look at various sub-sports. Each video is a quick, four-minute look at a different activity such as splitboarding and ultra trail...
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