Athlete Dmitry Politov shows off his impressive core and leg strength by running up to a street sign, planting his feet on its pole, then locking them in place to stand sideways. The hold he uses is called a toehook, which is used in rock climbing and bouldering. He posted a video that explains how he performs the move.
A while back, we saw a video of three people jumping through the same hula hoop. This trio of gymnasts from Hoops Désolé Circus has a different take on the idea. One guy holds the hoop, then they each jump through it in sequence. Here’s the same routine at full speed. Only the last little bit is an effect.
Kristina Makushenko is a world champion in artistic swimming. We watched in awe as she performed this seemingly impossible trick in which she maneuvers from a standing position through a 360º loop by precisely controlling her body and breathing. Her upside-down moonwalk is equally bonkers.
If you catch enough air on a trampoline, it’s not terribly hard to do a single or even a double backflip. But Ernest Brenchley from Radial Flipz is an overachiever, and with the help of a few of his friends adding some extra spring, he managed to pull a record-setting 8-rotation backflip before coming in for a landing.
(PG-13: Language) Not to be confused with RocketJump’s awesome clip by the same name, in this video, Olympic skier Andri Ragetti performs a choreographed sequence of balancing exercises as he freeruns his way through a Rube Goldberg-inspired obstacle course. He says it took him 232 attempts to get it right.