I think the video works best completely out of context.
- Geek & Sci-Fi
So, the notion of doing parkour on a bicycle is entirely laughable and warrants more Mountain Dew jokes than I can possibly conjure.
Kayaker Pedro Olivia set a new world record for the highest waterfall descent by paddling over the edge of the 127-foot Salto Belo falls in his native Brazil.
Listen, I love celebrating other people's pain way more than the next guy, but even this face plant makes me cringe.
What's amazing about this video, to me, isn't that some guy is riding his bike off a roof.
Travis Pastrana is one of the more revered figures in motocross, and his career spans several different kinds of life-endangering fringe sports, including rally racing and all kinds of activities that involve doing flips on motorbikes.
Travis Rice had by far and away the best practice run at the Winter X Games.
The Winter X Games came and went this weekend -- yeah, I missed it, too -- and the big stories were Shaun White becoming the first person to <a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/other_sports/general/view/2009_01_26_Shaun_White_wins_9th_Winter_X_Games_gold/" target="_blank">win consecutive golds</a> in snowboard superpipe and the video above, which is the first-ever double back flip on a snowmobile.
I never thought a skateboarder grostesquely breaking his arm could be so disappointing (NOTE: I'm serious about this being pretty nasty).
Via <a href="http://donchavez.com/blog/2009/01/15/snowboarder-knocked-out-misses-best-part-of-his-own-stunt/">Don Chavez</a> Have you ever imagined what it would be like if you put a sack of potatoes on a snowboard and sent it off a big jump.
Burton's new "Love" series of snowboards -- a collaboration with Playboy that features pin-ups from the 1970s on the boards -- has liberals, feminists, Girl Scouts, and assorted Vermont douchebags <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/articles/2009/01/05/edgy_snowboard_graphics_test_liberal_vermont/" target="_blank">all pissed off</a>.
Here's the video of daredevil Robbie Maddison's New Year's jump on ESPN.
It feels like forever since I've had any kind of skateboarding or rollerblading accident video, so it's nice to kick off the New Year with one of the hallmarks of With Leather: an idiot hurting himself.
Parkour -- the style of movement seen in chase scenes Casino Royale, The Incredible Hulk, and Live Free or Die Hard -- officially got its start by David Belle in the mid-90s, with inspiration from French military and rescue training.
A brief video of someone on roller blades getting a faceful of concrete is already perfect; I'm not really sure what I can add here.