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META: Liftoff

META: Liftoff

This short film from motorcycle culture and lifestyle magazine META uses audio and composition to evoke images of astronauts being launched into space, but instead of orbiting Earth in a rocketship, athletes Austin Hackett-Klaube and Harrison Ory take to the skies on their dirt bikes against a harsh desert backdrop.

Sawanobori

Sawanobori

A team of expert climbers from The North Face traveled into the wilds of Japan to experience Sawanobori – an extreme activity that involves climbing up the slippery walls around waterfalls. As they scaled progressively taller falls, it’s clear that these conditions would challenge even the most skilled climbers.

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Incredible Mountain Bike Trails

Incredible Mountain Bike Trails

If you’re looking for some of the world’s most extraordinary and extreme mountain bike trails, look no further than this video from Red Bull. Along the way, MTB riders Rob Warner, Matt Jones, Ollie Wilkins, and Finn Lies will take you on a trip through six spectacular locations, from Africa to New Zealand to Colombia.

SHERP The Ark

SHERP The Ark

Off-road vehicle makers Sherp show off their largest variant yet. The Ark is capable of conquering the most extreme terrain. It can overcome obstacles up to 5 feet tall, cross 6 foot gaps, climb a 40º grade, and drive through ice, water, bushes, and swamps, all while transporting up to 22 passengers and crew.

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja Off-road Adventures

Wide Open Baja offers incredible off-road experiences for adrenaline junkies. Drive a $100,000 purpose-built race buggy on the same treacherous dirt and rock trails that comprise the famed Baja 1000 course, and enjoy restful evenings after each days’ thrills.

Matt Jones: Frames of Mind

Matt Jones: Frames of Mind

Freestyle MTB rider Matt Jones shows off some epic tricks out in the forest in Red Bull’s beautifully shot short film which uses rotoscoped multiple exposures to peer into Matt’s mind as he works out and improves each maneuver. That loop de loop was totally sick.

Mountain of Hell Winning Run

Mountain of Hell Winning Run

Check out this incredible point of view video captured by rider Kilian Bron, who managed to beat out more than 700 other bike riders on an unmarked 15.5 mile, 7800+ vertical foot downhill run in the 2019 Mountain of Hell competition in the French Alps. There was also quite the crash at the start of the race. (Thanks Matl!)

Extreme Cameramen

Extreme Cameramen

“All of the danger, and none of the glory.” HBO shares this segment from Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel about cameramen who cover extreme athletes. Whether its wingsuiting, surfing, skiing, or mountain climbing, these cameramen flirt with both death and seeing someone else die.

Loft: The Jetman Story (Trailer)

Loft: The Jetman Story (Trailer)

Loft: The Jetman Story is a documentary that features Jetman flying wing inventor Yves Rossy and his proteges Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen. The film sees them flying over the fjords of Norway and telling the story of their journey towards autonomous human flight.

Candide Thovex: Quattro 2

Candide Thovex: Quattro 2

Skier Candide Thovex is incredible on the powdery slopes, but in this collaboration with Audi, he shows off just how little snow matters to him, as he tears down rocky cliffs, dirt trails, over grass, rocks, lava stone, and just about any place he can point his tips downhill.

Extreme Trail Running

Extreme Trail Running

Runner Kilian Jornet and photographer Seb Montaz took to Aiguille de Varan, Reninge, France for a thrilling run along a skinny trail with steep drop-offs on either side. The perspective probably makes it look narrower than it is, but it’s still sketchy as hell.

Red Bull Rampage POV

Red Bull Rampage POV

Downhill mountain biker Antoine Bizet shared this first-person footage of his first run at the 2017 Red Bull Rampage. This viewpoint of the death-defying course really gives you a good idea just how big a pair of balls you need to compete in this event.

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Tune in on Friday, 10/27/2017 starting at 11am CDT for Red Bull’s epic annual mountain bike ride. Riders with balls of steel will return to the rugged and rocky cliffs of Virgin, Utah, tearing down 1000 vertical feet of treacherous terrain for supremacy. Watch the Trailer here.

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Lakey Peterson: Black + White

Lakey Peterson: Black + White

Who here among us doesn’t love the amazingly athletic World Surf League pro Lakey Peterson? You will adore her even more in Aaron Lieber’s black and white clip of her destroying the waves in Central America. She makes it look so easy you know, for a girl and all.

Red Bull District Ride 360

Red Bull District Ride 360

Drop right in the middle of the Red Bull District Ride urban MTB freeride through Nuremberg, courtesy of a 360º camera mounted atop one of its rider’s helmets. We suggest watching it a few times from different angles, like backwards, or looking down on the guy’s helmet.

Jason Paul Goes Back in Time

Jason Paul Goes Back in Time

Freerunner Jason Paul meets up with fellow parkour athletes Kenichi, Zen, Yakuwa, and Yuutarou in downtown Tokyo, then lands at Edo Wonderland – a picture-perfect theme park that replicates life in the 17th century Edo era, samurais, ninjas and all. BTS footage here.

Real Skifi Summer

Real Skifi Summer

Finland-based ski crew Real Skifi is used to having snow all the way into May, but even that far North there are summer days without powder. That didn’t stop the gang from taking to the streets and countryside with their skis and cranking out some sick tricks.

Paraglider Speed Flying

Paraglider Speed Flying

Daredevil and adventure seeker Joseph Innes shares video footage of several death-defying paraglider runs as he skims precariously close to rocks, trees, and the ground as he heads down the side of a mountain at insane speeds.

50 MPH Drift Trikes

50 MPH Drift Trikes

DevinSupertramp captured this awesome footage of the Rad Cows as they show off their homebuilt drift trikes, which they ride downhill at speeds up to 50 mph – without brakes. It’s also an amazing promo for Samsung, since the video was shot entirely on a Galaxy S8.

Canadian Ninja Warrior

Canadian Ninja Warrior

36-year-old Arrow star Stephen Amell joined the celebrity edition of American Ninja Warriors for Red Nose Day and breezed through the obstacle course. We want to see Jackie Chan fall and stumble his way through. While fighting 55 bad guys using a broom and a pail.

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Daymak C5 Blast Go-kart

Daymak C5 Blast Go-kart

Daymak’s electric go-kart is so fast and expensive you’d be afraid to strap in. The C5 Blast’s standard version goes from 0 to 60mph in 3.9s, while the Ultimate does the same in an insane 1.5s, thanks to 12 ducted fans that offset the vehicle’s weight.

Rollerblading Mountain Bike Ramps

Rollerblading Mountain Bike Ramps

It takes a minute to get to the action in this clip of rollerblader Grigoriy Usenko tearing up some MTB slopestyle ramps in the woods outside of Krasnodar, Russia. But you’ll want to watch those first 60 seconds too, packed with cool motion time-lapse footage of the nearby city.

Climbing without Limbs

Climbing without Limbs

If you’re looking for a source of inspiration, look no further than Kyle Maynard, a man who not only has climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua, but did it as a quadruple-amputee, and without the use of prosthetics. Wow. Just wow.

Extreme Sandbox

Extreme Sandbox

Forget simulators. Located in Pottsboro, TX and Hastings, MN, Extreme Sandbox will teach you how to operate heavy equipment – a bulldozer, a wheel loader, an excavator, or a fire truck – and have fun with them through various challenges.

The Punching Bag Workout

The Punching Bag Workout

(PG-13: Language) YouTuber The ANF Action Figure wants to motivate you to start hitting the gym. But he ended up scaring us with his extreme methods. Watch him no-hand squat 405 lb while his friends do 10-string combos on his unreal abs.

Line-X: Indestructible Coating

Line-X: Indestructible Coating

You might have seen How Ridiculous’ videos where they tortured a watermelon, an egg, and more that have been coated with Line-X. Veritasium met with the company behind the protective coating to find out how it works.

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