The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today. » 3/18/15 6:26pm 3/18/15 6:26pm

Urban snowboarder jumps from one rooftop to another in this crazy video

The fact that Dan Brisse is a profesional snowboarder doesn't make this any less nuts. Dan climbs to the top of a four story parking, puts his snowboard on, gets pulled by a truck to get speed and finally jumps landing on the rooftop of the building across the street. Crazy! » 5/22/14 7:21pm 5/22/14 7:21pm

Insane guy rappels down a vertical rock wall to snowboard at hyperspeed

Watch snowboarder Xavier de la Rue arriving to the top of a mountain in a helicopter, then rappelling down a rocky cliff in order to be able to speed down an almost vertical virgin snow tube. It feels exhilarating to watch it—I can't even imagine how it must feel in real life. » 4/11/14 10:29pm 4/11/14 10:29pm

Holy cow, I can't believe this dude snowboarded down this snow wall

You see that speck at the top of the mountain? That's snowboarder Matt Annetts standing on top of a 3600 feet tall mountain face that's so steep it looks completely vertical. And he's going to snowboard down the whole damn thing. And you get to watch him. And yeah, it's nuts. Breath evaporatingly nuts. » 2/28/14 10:03pm 2/28/14 10:03pm

How the Snurfer Became the Snowboard

It's about that time when when days off mean more time shredding the slopes—or at least trying to mitigate ass-bruising. But before you go, take a look at the thing that will carry you down the hill. That simple board has 45 years of engineering and optimization built into it—all so we can do crazy things with piles… » 11/17/11 4:00pm 11/17/11 4:00pm