What To Expect The First Time You Jump Out Of A Plane

The truth is, no one can tell you what skydiving is like, because it’s not like anything else. But with an unreserved recommendation that you try it yourself, maybe I can clear up some of the mystery surrounding the peripheral experience, so you’ll have more time to worry about your impending death. But let me tell… »9/24/15 10:21am9/24/15 10:21am


Old Man Jumps Off 500-Foot-High Bridge, Lights Parachute On Fire, Dies

Maybe 73-year-old BASE jumper James E. Hickey didn’t precisely want to die when he leapt off the 500-foot-high Perrine Bridge, in Twin Falls, Idaho, and lit his own goddamn parachute on fire. On the other hand, I think it is safe to say that jumping off of a 500-foot-high bridge and lighting one’s own parachute on… »5/20/15 12:48am5/20/15 12:48am

Legendary Climber Dean Potter Dead After Wingsuit Disaster

Extreme athlete and adventurer Dean Potter is dead after a failed attempt at wingsuit flight from Yosemite’s Taft Point. Potter held the speed climbing record for The Nose at El Capitan—one of climbing’s signature routes—three separate times, though his notoriety may stem from his more controversial acts, including a… »5/18/15 9:30am5/18/15 9:30am

Clif Cuts Ties With Some Of Its Most Infamous Climbers

On November 7, the rock climbing magazine Rock and Ice reported Clif Bar had cut five of its 20 sponsored climbers. It's not uncommon for companies like Clif to add and drop athletes, but this was different: the five it cut—Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Cedar Wright and Timmy O'Neill—are some of the most… »11/27/14 7:44am11/27/14 7:44am

Watch A Darts Player Produce "Magic The Like Of Which We May Have Never Seen Or Ever See Again"

I won't pretend to know the rules of darts—I guess you don't have to hit the bulls-eye? I thought that was the main thing—but it's obvious something special is happening here when Michael van Gerwen takes over the PDC World Championship by hitting "a nine-darter"—and then nearly doing it again. The crowd freaks, the… »1/06/13 6:05pm1/06/13 6:05pm

When Your Parachute Doesn't Open, All That's Left Is A 876-Foot Belly Flop

This is not a live-action Wile E. Coyote reenactment. It is video from Saturday's Bridge Day in Fayetteville, West Virginia, where BASE jumpers try their luck from the New River Gorge Bridge. Despite Christopher Brewer's parachute not deploying in time, his wingsuit slowed him just enough (he hit the water between… »10/17/11 4:55pm10/17/11 4:55pm

Apologies To Andrés Cantor, But Mountain Biking Announcers Are The Craziest

Young Briton Danny Hart obliterated the best downhill mountain bikers by nearly 12 seconds this weekend at the world championships in Champery, Switzerland. Normally, Hart's performance would soon retreat back into the shadow world that is downhill mountain biking. But no. Not this day. Not if commentators Rob… »9/06/11 5:40pm9/06/11 5:40pm

"Grinding The Crack": A Cool Wingsuit Video With A Questionable Name

The human-size flying squirrel in this video is named Jeb Corliss. He's a professional BASE jumper and a wing-suit pilot. You may remember him as one of the people who BASE jumped into the Super Bowl XXXVIII pregame show. You may not. Corliss has been permanently banned from the Empire State Building for trying to… »8/31/11 5:20pm8/31/11 5:20pm

Asthmatic 61-Year-Old Woman Tries To Be The First Person To Swim From Cuba To Florida Without A Shark Cage

Endurance swimmers are impressive extreme athletes. Swimming long distances is brutal. And bad bad things happen to you in the ocean. Especially when you're 61 and have asthma. Not that that bothers Diana Nyad, who's attempting to make it 103 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. It's a feat that has never… »8/08/11 4:25pm8/08/11 4:25pm

The Highlight Reel From This Women's Motocross Event Contains The Saddest Highlights Of All Time

Let's go ahead and ignore the slew of kitchen jokes that everyone has already made over on YouTube and admit that we have never attempted to ride on a motocross course, let alone in the "Moto Enduro X," the new X-Games event that struggled its way to completion last night in Los Angeles. For all we know, then, the… »8/01/11 3:55pm8/01/11 3:55pm