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Competition – Win a Go Pro 2 With Ridersmatch

Competition - Win a Go Pro 2 With Ridersmatch
Win a GoPro By Voting For Your Favourite Video. What would you do for a GoPro 2? I’ll skip listing a load of witty yet degrading forfeits and cut straight to the chase with this. The good folk at Riders Match are giving their members the opportunity to win a GoPro 2 simply by voting for their favourite extreme sports video. A GoPro 2 could be just one click away, so don’t waste time, sign up to... 

Guest Post: Addicted to Adrenaline?

Guest Post: Addicted to Adrenaline?
Addicted to adrenaline? It’s common to hear extreme sports fans and commentators talking about adrenaline, and adrenaline junkies, but what does this actually mean? What is adrenaline, and what is it doing to your body? Why do you crave more of it? Is it bad for you? - Adrenaline, or epinephrine as it is known to most Americans, is the hormone that controls the “fight or flight” response within... 

Win Big Money Prizes With Your Extreme Sports Edits

Win Big Money Prizes With Your Extreme Sports Edits
Youtube, Vimeo and Mpora are all great places for extreme sports edits. Every day thousands of professional and amateur videos from across the globe are uploaded to these new media platforms, with some going on to attract millions of views and followers. Danny MacAskill’s massive successive is an example of what can be achieved when a talented action sports athlete gets the formula right and puts... 

Videos – Danny MacAskill Meets the Daredevils

Videos - Danny MacAskill Meets the Daredevils
Watch Preview Videos Below Scottish street trials rider, Danny MacAskill is set to star in a Channel 4 documentary due to air next Monday at 10pm. The 26-year-old internet sensation, who shot to fame in 2009 with his MTB stunt videos, will appear in C4’s “Daredevils: Life on the Edge”, an exploration of the world of extreme sports. Daredevils: Life of the Edge will seek to explain why some... 

Is Inline Skate the Answer to London’s Transport Problems?

Is Inline Skate the Answer to London's Transport Problems?
Transport For London (TFL), the official body charged with managing the travel networks in the British capital, has urged commuters to take-up rollerblading in advance of the 2012 Olympic Games. In a move that demonstrates a worrying deficit of confidence in London’s public transport system, the body has initiated a two-pronged public campaign, which has focused on extreme sports. - The first objective... 

The Science of Freedom and Fear.

The Science of Freedom and Fear.
Ever wondered what it is that motivates someone to risk life and limb in pursuit of an extreme sport? The question has particular resonance if you follow action sports news – you become all too aware of just how often death or serious injury arises from the quest for an adrenaline fix. Barely a week goes past without a report in the U.K. media of a teen or young adult being killed in some awful... 

Swag Freerun and Nokia Join Forces.

Swag Freerun and Nokia Join Forces.
British Freerunning team, Swag Freerun, has teamed up with Nokia to bring their fans and followers the next installment of parkour fuelled madness. The group of five traceurs were asked by the communications giant to test out the filming capabilities of their new Lumia 800 phone. The final product was a minute-long video edit showcasing the guys in action, performing their acrobatic stunts at various... 

Extreme Pogo in Brighton – Photos.

Extreme Pogo in Brighton - Photos.
What do you get if you cross BMX with trampolining? Answer – The Pogo Dudes! The City of Brighton and Hove welcomed America’s latest extreme sports phenomenon to its famous Fringe Festival this weekend and by all accounts the talented troupe did not disappoint. Performing to a packed-out, city centre crowd, the Californian athletes stunned local audiences with gravity defying displays... 

Surfer Rides Record Breaking Wave.

Surfer Rides Record Breaking Wave.
The extreme sports hall of fame welcomed another star athlete into its fold today following confirmation that Garrett McNamara had secured a surfing world record. The 44-year-old professional surfer from Haleiwa, Hawaii, became the official holder of the “tallest wave surfed” record, following a lengthy adjudication process undertaken by the Guinness Book of World Records. News of McNamara’s... 

Extreme Sports and Antisocial Behaviour.

Extreme Sports and Antisocial Behaviour.
Flicking through the local press recently, several stories reporting a link between extreme sports and antisocial behaviour came to my attention. The first concerned proposals for a BMX park in Flackwell, Buckinghamshire. The plans are being resolutely opposed by concerned local residents, who believe the development will significantly increase the levels of antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhood.... 
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