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

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