Snowboard Stories to Watch at PyeongChang 2018 | Olympic Winter Games

PyeongChang 2018. Stories To Watch. Snowboard. The genesis of modern snowboarding began in 1965 when a Michigan engineer invented a toy for his daughters by fastening two skis together and attaching a rope to one end. He later patented the invention, sold half a million Snurfers and organised the first snurfing competition in 1968. Over…

The Most Dangerous Sports Only For Awesome People

Everyone has its own fear. But the greatest fear is nothing compared to the next 10 most extreme sports. – For the first we will go to Mexico. There in the midst of the impassable jungle, far from civilization is one of the deepest karst caves in the world. it’s depth is over 1200 feet….

Science of the Winter Olympics – Downhill Science

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, anchor: In February, Olympic skiers will race down Vancouver’s Whistler Mountain at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour. Watch as scientists and researchers funded by the National Science Foundation explain the physics of this downhill thrill ride. ♪music♪ TED LIGETY (U.S. Ski Team – Alpine): You’re trying to go as…

Science of the Winter Olympics – Snowboarding

♪music♪ LESTER HOLT, Anchor: The stakes are high for the snowboarders in Vancouver, as they try to master new tricks to unseat the star of Torino, American Shaun White. But to get “max air” off the half-pipe without losing their balance, they might want to check out this experiment that Paul Doherty, a physicist funded…

How Snowboarding Conquered The Winter Olympics | Burning Questions

It might be one of the most popular Winter Olympic sports around, attracting throngs of cowbell-ringing fans everywhere it goes. But did you know that snowboarding was actually banned by most ski resorts until the 1980s? All right. Chill out, mate. Chill out. It’s a ski resort. Oh… So how did snowboarding go from the…

CHAMONIX – EXTREME SNOW SPORTS ON MT BLANC

What’s up everybody we’re the Vagabrothers and this week we’re in Mont-Blanc Chamonix, France!!! Chamonix, in the French Alpine region of Haute Savoie is a place of legends tucked into a sharp valley at the base of Mont- Blanc The highest mountain in Western Europe It’s a place many outdoorsmen dream of visiting It’s also…