Another one of those days

Candide Thovex completes the trilogy with another one of his epic ski days. From the archive: this post was originally published on the SportPursuit blog 2nd September 2016. 0

Is this the best ski video of 2015?

Olympic halfpipe bronze medallist Kevin Rolland and freeride skier Julien Regnier race all over La Plagne, France, in their latest movie short “Fast Forward” shot by filmmaker Mathias Lopez and also starring members of the French Alpine Ski Team. 0

Speedriding: where skiing and parachuting meet

“I have spent my whole life waiting for this moment, an opportunity to pioneer and ski mountains that were previously thought .. unrideable” -Jon DeVore If you thought that last week’s urban skiing video was not your average ski video, wait till you see what we have for you this week.  Brought to you by…

Urban skiing – this is NOT your average ski video

If you’ve never considered skiing as an art before, this video might just change your mind.  Fresh out of Finland, the team at Real Skifi have just released episode 11 in their series of awe-inspiring urban ski videos. In this episode, the fun loving Finns tackle the terrain park at Bear Mountain, Southern California alongside…

Where parkour and canyoning meet

If you thought last week’s parkour on a bicycle was impressive, we’re sure you will be equally as impressed with this week’s fusion of adventurous outdoor activities – parkour and canyoning. As if navigating their way down and through waterfalls wasn’t already extreme enough, the deap canyoning team have integrated some impressive acrobatics into their…

Impossible? World’s first triple backflip on a mountain bike

Following on from last week, the battle of the best biking videos continues at SportPursuit HQ.  This week’s mind-blowing mountain biking video comes courtesy of our resident graphic design guru, Gareth.  If you think landing a single backflip is hard, wait till you see a triple backflip executed (on a mountain bike nonetheless) flawlessly. This…

Road biking, but not as you remember

With an office packed full of cycling lovers, it’s a logical conclusion that the team at SportPursuit would have a bit of a thing for finding epic cycling videos from around the web. This week, customer service champion Ben got the office hooked on this clip of former bike trial world champion Vittorio Brumotti showing…

Road biking like you’ve never seen before

With the Tour de France starting tomorrow in Leeds, the SportPursuit blog has had a great week celebrating all things cycling.  From the 8 greatest cycling documentaries ever made to our top picks to kit up for your next sportive, it’s fair to say that Tour de France fever is in full swing here. Hence,…

A tribute to discomfort – WARNING: will inspire adventure

“I think that adventure is anything that puts us outside our comfort zone.  In my world, that has always been going into the mountains” – Cory Richards As you probably already know, here at SportPursuit we have a thing for adventure and getting outside our comfort zones.  This video by National Geographic Creative photographer and…

Slacklining in the sky – don’t watch if you’re scared of heights!

Does the idea of balancing on a moving rope between two hot air balloons give you sweaty palms? Good to know we’re not the only ones then! This gripping short-film features fearless French slackliners showing off their skills and nerves of steel slacklining between two hot air balloons floating in the sky.   All equipped with…

A fresh approach to freerunning

If you’re familiar with freerunning, you’ve probably seen numerous videos of fearless freerunners demonstrating and practicing their skills in urban areas as well as some of the newly developed freerunning gyms. Considering how creative freerunners are with their approach to spaces, it’s not surprising to see them approach gyms as creatively as they do the…

The UK’s Best Mountain Bike Trails (As Chosen By You)

image credit: Natash Ramasay Like all cycling, mountain biking is on the up in the UK; a recent estimate put the worth of the UK bike industry at over £900m. Whether you’re a hardened downhiller replete with full-face helmet and neck-brace, or a lycra-clad cross-country climber, as a pastime riding off-road is hugely varied; and…

Five Action Sport Athletes Who Make Your Monday Average

With the cold weather sweeping back into the UK over the weekend; we’ve been sat dreaming about the outdoors again…and tied in with the release of another teaser for upcoming tribute documentary ‘McConkey’; here’s a few videos showing men and women who make the most of it. Here’s to Spring. 1.) Shane McConkey Shane’s death…

Harder Than You Think – Alpine Snowboarding

It’s easy to think of snowboarders these days as crazed stuntmen; attempting ridiculous tricks in the snowpark or leaping off enormous cliffs in the back-country. Yet the original form of snowboarding – the first logical step after the much revered monoski – was carving down the mountain on asymmetrical ‘alpine’ boards, swooping low and hard through turns….

Paper Shredder – A Stop Animation Snowboard Film

Starting to get a little weary of Harlem Shake videos from everyone and his dog, Paul & Stephen Gemignani have saved our collective psyche from viral overload. In fairness to the lads, creating this video was no small task. As Stephen explains: “We started with actual sequence photos of Paul riding. Then we printed each…