Imagine downhill skiing, but without the hassle of carrying around long skis and poles. The video makes Snowfeet look like a blast, but we do wonder how easy it is to turn and stop with these things, and if they’d possibly be safe on anything more than the bunny hill or a Green.
THE BEST Skiing
Bobby Brown and pals decided to return to take us on a dazzling ride through what seems like every nook, cranny and mogul on the beefy Alyeska mountain in Alaska in this slickly shot vid. Tip: this piece is best viewed while seated, munching on pizza and french fries.
It’s the video clip absolutely nobody was asking for. On a sunny July day, Jake Alewel decided to ski with his shirt off, then used video post-production software to stabilize the image using his right nipple as its center point. The result is equal parts hilarious and disturbing.
Skier Stefan Kraft broke the record for the world’s longest ski jump, gliding an astounding 253.5 meters (~832 ft) through the air during an event at Vikersund, just moments after Robert Johansson broke the record at 252 meters (~827 ft). Both jumps were extraordinary.
We’re currently in Tokyo for a few days, so there’s no better time to feature this hilarious bit of old Japanese TV in which they launched a series of car and truck tires down a ski ramp to see how far they would fly. We’re pretty sure this is how Katamari Damacy started.
Freeskier and car enthusiast Jon Olsson outfitted his Lamborghini with studded tires and proceeded to drive it to the summit at Norway’s Fonna Glacier Ski Resort. It’s not the most practical way to traverse the snow and ice, but it might just be the most entertaining.
Like many people, we could use a little assist with our ski technique. CARV’s high-tech insoles and motion sensor modules collect data on your foot pressure, balance, turning, speed, and overall control. Its companion smartphone app provides audible coaching and stats tracking.
Jaguar is teaming up with British skiing champion Graham Bell to see just how fast a man can glide across the snow. In 2017, Bell will don a special ski suit and jet pack to push him up to 160mph. Until that happens, watch Bell hit 100mph as he’s towed behind a Jaguar XE.
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