Watch this guy jump over an entire island while kitesurfing

I'm fairly certain that the idea of jumping over an island has never crossed my mind in all my years of thinking. But if you're a champion kitesurfer like Youri Zoon and you stumble across a small enough island, well, that's just another day on the beach for you. Jumping the damn thing and nailing it is just how you… » 5/23/14 11:23pm 5/23/14 11:23pm

These skydiving lunatics prove the world has always had total badasses

Borderline supermen have been making crazy dives at the Earth since long before Felix Baumgarnter took a fall from space. Here are a pair of back-in-the-day badasses in a 1941 "Death Dive Race" to the ground. And looking back on it today they still seem as ballsy as ever. » 1/03/14 9:51am 1/03/14 9:51am

If You Join the USAF You May Become a Superhero

This is not Captain America, but it's as close as you will ever get to feeling like a real superhero. His name is Robert Zackery, an he is a jumpmaster assigned to the USAF's 4th Air Support Operations Group. » 9/25/12 5:40pm 9/25/12 5:40pm

BASE Jumping off Cliffs Never Looked So Scary Awesome

The maniacs at Melbourne Skydive Centre are still falling off things with style. I've only ever gone cliff-diving once, and it was nothing like this. This looks shades of terrifying and exhilarating that I can hardly imagine. » 9/17/11 11:00am 9/17/11 11:00am

Leaping KURMET Proves Robots Will Someday Conquer the Olympics

It's nice to remember what we have over robots. We can love, we can create jokes, we can climb mountains—but now we've lost our monopoly on jumping like crazy. Behold, KURMET, a robot that hops like a madman. » 5/12/11 12:00pm 5/12/11 12:00pm

Jumping Stilts Race Bicycle - Guess Who Wins

Vanessa of DVice has a video up of her learning how to use these crazy jumping stilts with the people who are selling them. The stilts are definitely cool and let you get a little bit more jump than man was intended to, but things get a little tricky when you fast forward to about halfway through the video when one of… » 2/12/08 3:50pm 2/12/08 3:50pm

Japanese Jumping Frog Robot Makes For An Efficient Killer

No no no! The deal was to make robots clumsily—and harmlessly—lumber along like the Honda Asimo, not spry and limber like this Japanese jumping frog robot. Mowgli, or as we call him, Death Jumper-kun, can hop about 50 cm into the air, effectively putting them at slightly under crotch height. Its creators at University… » 9/28/07 6:20pm 9/28/07 6:20pm

Toyota Develops Robot Leg That Jumps

Toyota's actually pretty big into robotics, so their latest robotic innovation shouldn't come as any real surprise. Word is that the Japanese powerhouse has developed a robotic leg that can actually jump—a full 1.6-inches into the air, no less. Able to stay upright on its own, the robotic leg represents a coup in the… » 9/14/06 1:00pm 9/14/06 1:00pm