extreme sports

  • Bonx brings tunes and talk to the slick and slippery slopes

    Bonx brings tunes and talk to the slick and slippery slopes

    Electronics and water go together like, well, electronics and water. But how are you going to talk to your friends when you’re knee deep in snow or plunging down a mountainside on a bike? Bonx to the rescue. The Indiegogo-funded Bonx Grip brings group-chat to the masses. Shipping this month, the $139 device is coming to an extreme-sports fan near you. Read More

  • Staaker drone follows extreme athletes around

    Staaker drone follows you as you attempt to break your neck

    The $1,200 Staaker drone does away with the traditional remote control, replacing it with a wearable armband. Instead of controlling the drone like a remote-controlled plane, you put the Staaker into one of several follow modes and it will keep you in view as you careen down a mountainside or flip upside-down on a surfboard. I had a chance to try it out and was mightily impressed. Read More

  • Wired For Extremes Crunch Network

    Wired For Extremes

    Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop was a conservative risk in a community that saw around 30 deaths last year. “After I took flight I had never realized how much physical strength was required in wingsuit BASE. I wasn’t nervous… Read More

  • Weendy, An Extreme Sports App That Merges Crowdsourced And Actual Weather Data, Gets $240K Led By Archimedes

    Weendy, An Extreme Sports App That Merges Crowdsourced And Actual Weather Data, Gets $240K Led By Archimedes

    It’s a little ironic that adrenalin-fuelled, sometimes dangerous extreme sports like windsurfing, kiteboarding and skiing also have a very pedestrian angle to them: it’s hard to do them when the weather isn’t quite right. There have been apps developed to try to meet that challenge by tapping into weather data providers, but sometimes these don’t actually give a… Read More

  • Exclusive: Hands on with VholdR

    We told you about VholdR at TC40 and I got my grubby mitts on a Beta the other week. I’m extremely excited for this to hit the market in the coming months and while it’s geared towards the active community, just about anyone can use it. You don’t have to be an extreme athlete to own or even want one. The unit itself is super lightweight, under a pound, I think. It’s… Read More