Entries Tagged 'water acrobatics' ↓

The Blob – Launching Humans

Bullfrog, Lake Powell, Utah.

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GymRep Camp has a blob. I was too scared to try it myself.

Kyla Ross surfing

GymCastic named Kyla one of the most interesting gymnasts of 2013. :-)

Thanks James.

tracking device for action sports

surfers, skateboarders (or skiers/snowboarders) won’t be feeling so left out of the tracking trend if this Kickstarter campaign hits its funding goal. Trace is a monitoring device for action sports practitioners to catch data on every wave, turn, flip, landing and so on — and a corresponding app so they track their performance and see how they rank against others. …

TechCrunch

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Those guys raised more than the $150,000 start-up money they needed. Looks like it’s going to be made commercially available by February 2014.

Jess from GymCastic linked to this. And asks whether we should be testing it with Parkour, Trampoline, Gymnastics, etc.

Leave a comment if you’ve used Trace or anything similar.

wedding proposal on wakeboard

Former Avant Coeur gymnast Brynn Hathaway is in a viral video. :-)

Boyfriend (former gymnast) Matthew Gencarella:

As a man you have one opportunity to do the biggest surprise of your life, your proposal. This was my way of creating that once-in-a-lifetime, never-been-done, proposal and having some fun in the process…This is My Proposal! Brynn Hathaway I love you!!!

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It’s featured on Glamour magazine.

don’t try this off your home, either

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Synchro Swim stretching

Gymnasts — at least — don’t have to worry about drowning while stretching.

Synchro splits

That was linked on Facebook by Don Anweiler.

World Games 2013 Cali

The World Games of 2013 will take place in the city of Cali, Colombia from July 25 to August 4.

32 official sports and 4 invitational sports include:

Acrobatic gymnastics
Aerobic gymnastics
Artistic roller skating
Dancesport
Rhythmic gymnastics
Trampoline & Tumbling

Sport climbing
Waterskiing

Click PLAY or watch a Gymnastics sports preview on YouTube.

official website

Blob Jump – World Record

Blob Jump Official Guinness World Record. … Cham, Switzerland, 17 Metres …

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via Rusty Pierce and Brett MacAulay, who love this kind of stuff. :)

flyboard acrobatics

Flyboarding is so new, I can’t find a wikipedia page on it.

This is the best edit I’ve seen so far. Some underwater shots. Some backward somersaults.

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related – FlyBoard fulfils Iron Man fantasies

Thanks Warren.

BLOB – launching humans

GymRep Camp in Quebec has one of these BLOBs. Much deadlier than they look.

… some folks at Lake Powell in Southern Utah kicking …

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Thanks George.

Danny Hale – Tarzan of Hawaii

by site editor Rick McCharles

We met Danny Hale in 2008, doing his Tarzan thing. For FUN. :)

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Danny rigged each of his 3 swings personally each day. And took them down when finished.

In 2011, the owner of that private property blocked access to the general public. It’s dangerous. At least 5 people have died there.

cliff divers on twisting

After Blake Aldridge’s new dive at the the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Boston …, it’s worth explaining … the twist.

Done correctly it can be one of the most aesthetically pleasing moves in the sport. And the more a diver does, the more their dive will rate on the degree-of-difficulty chart. Here some of the world’s top cliff divers break it down for you…

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Interesting. Though they land feet first — like a trampolinist — they use diving arms position to twist (one arm behind the head).

Has any cliff diver yet used other arm positions?

Clarification — “piking” only slows the twist. They need to “untilt” to stop twisting.

how to swim like a dophin

Inventor (French Jet Ski Champion) Franky Zapata explains how. He calls it the “Flyboard”.

It gets pretty technical after 2min 40sec.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (French)

$9000

(via Get Outdoors)