UPDATE: “Snowmobiler Caleb Moore died Thursday as a result of injuries he suffered in a crash in the X Games one week ago. He was 25.” Reported USA TODAY
2013 X Games snowmobile rider Caleb Moore remains in critical condition in a Colorado hospital after his crash at the freestyle finals.
The 25-year-old Texan was performing a relatively routine backflip in his run when he under rotated, causing the front skis to catch the top of the landing ramp, throwing him off the sled. As he slid down the ramp, the snowmobile came flipping towards him and striking his body at least once.
Video of Caleb Moore Crash
Caleb’s grandfather, Charles Moore, told The Denver Post on Monday that the prognosis was “not good.”
Garrett ‘GMAC’ McNamara, who is an American big wave surfer, known for breaking big wave world records, may have recently surfed a wave that appears to be more than 100 feet tall.
Garrett McNamara was back in Nazaré, Portugal, where he has previously set a world record ride on a 78 foot wave back in 2011 (watch video). This photo was taken January 28th, 2012 by photographer Tó Mané and some believe it may be as big as 100 feet.
ESPN and X Games recently released a list of their “50 Most Influential People in Action Sports“. The list not only includes the top extreme sports athletes, but various people behind the scenes that many may have not heard of. The list also included founders of popular websites such as Youtube and Twitter.
Here are some notable people included on the Top 50 Most Influential People list:
#2 – Travis Pastrana, Colin McRae and #7 Ken Block
#48 – Jack Dorsey (Twitter) #25 – Chad Hurley and Steve Chen (Youtube)
#1 – Kelly Slater
View the entire list of the top 50 most influential people in extreme sportsby clicking here
A new paragliding reserve parachute system is currently in the works that uses a base jumping parachute as the reserve. The paragliding harness is equipped with a jettisoning system to automatically extract a Base Jumping parachute ( BASE ) after the main paragliding wing has been cutaway.
Acro Base System – Developped by Sup’Air with Raul Rodriguez and Jean-Noël Itzstein
Photos and Video of the base reserve system below:
12 Year old Skateboarder Tom Schaar of Malibu, CA is the first skater to ever land a 1080. The trick was landed at Woodward West (Tehachapi, CA) on a 70 foot megaramp leading up to a giant 27 ft. tall quarter pipe. New entry for Guinness World Records?
There have been tandem base jumps in the past, but those have usually been done by 2 trained base jumpers. Now, Moab B.A.S.E Adventures, a Moab Utah company is offering the tandem base jumping experience to those who have never even skydived before, let alone base jumped.
Felix Baumgartner, a professional skydiver and base jumper has made a successful 13 mile high skydive from a space balloon in preparation for his world record breaking altitude jump attempt from space, expected to come sometime later in the year as part of the Red Bull Stratos