The science behind speed skating

My name is Kjeld Nuis. I’m a long distance skater and my goal is to win an Olympic medal. During my first year on the team, I didn’t get to participate in the Olympics. This year, I hope to fully make up for that. When Red Bull asked me how they can help to improve…

Fixed-Gear Bike Racing in the Streets of Moscow

I think Fixie appeals to many by its aesthetics. It is a very simple, beautiful bicycle. It is a single-speed bike with no brakes and a fixed gear. You use twice as much energy when braking than when accelerating. It is kind of youthful frenzy, maybe extreme, to ride a bike without brakes. You go…

Alessandro Pittin 2012: Portrait Clip

The silence in the woods of snow falling, sacrifice, never give up, a lot of determination The freedom of being alone in the middle of nature alone with yourself. The sound of the skis banging on the ice while gaining speed, and then suddenly the silence, only the sound of the wind that keeps you…

Action sports renaissance man: Hannes Arch

♪ (light music) ♪ I think that when you want to reach a goal you have to realize that there will be ups and downs, mentally and physically, and you will be challenged, and you have to be able to torture yourself. This means you go for training even if you are too tired from…

Night snowboarding with Wojtek “Gniazdo” Pawlusiak

When we came here the day before yesterday, we couldn’t believe our eyes. In Bielsko or in Wilkowice, where I live there was no snow at all. We’ve prepared three spots for today. We worked on them yesterday, the conditions for building were perfect, the snow was wet and soft as opposed to today when…

Celebrating Action Sports Photography in Copenhagen

Red Bull Illume is the world’s biggest action and adventure photo competition. What we celebrate at Illume is actually more thought through photo. It’s that photo where you’ve thought about a concept, a scene, thought about what equipment you’re going to use. You might even have planned an expedition around it, where you go out…

Dragon Boat racing in Hong Kong – Red Bull Dragon Roar 2014

The Dragon Boat Festival started around 200 B.C. The Chu kingdom’s loyal minister, Qu Yuan, drowned himself in the river. The act of people racing in boats to search for his body in the river later became the tradition of dragon boat races. This year’s Dragon Roar is different from that of last year. The…