Kent Bretzlaff was on a kayaking trip down the Upper Jalacingo river in Mexico when he accidentally put his boat into a vicious little whirlpool and ended up capturing his own near-death experience with a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. Luckily, he had a very cool head, lungs of steel, and good friends on hand to throw him the float. The only lasting consequence was a touch of the tummy bug from swallowing so much Jalacingo river water.
All around the world GoPro users are capturing incredible experiences, from the heart-stopping to the heartfelt. Into the caldron of an active volcano, the neon streets of Japan, a refuge for wild mustangs, scaling an iceberg, the world’s biggest dance party, or a whale rescue mission, GoPros have documented every moment. See how GoPro’s new line of our most advanced cameras ever allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.
Ohio State staffer Anthony Schlegel, a former linebacker for the Buckeyes, made his first tackle at Ohio Stadium since 2005 when he slammed a fan to the turf late in the first half of his alma mater’s game against Cincinnati. The 22nd-ranked Buckeyes ended up winning, 50-28. Schlegel’s move might have been the best defensive play of the game.
From the maniacal cackling to the gleeful manner with which he lords his team’s victory over his fellow bystanders, everything about this man’s actions is a case study in antisocial behaviour. Balls of absolute steel or just plain f**king mental? You decide. They found him dead later than night floating face down in Lake Erie with a Browns helmet shoved up his a**. Police have narrowed their search down to about 30,000 suspects.
Kaiserslautern striker Philipp Hofmann produced most of the most spectacular misses of recent times against fellow Bundesliga 2 side Union Berlin on Wednesday night. The 21-year-old had the goal at his mercy from just two yards out but somehow contrived to lift the ball agonisingly over the bar. Luckily for Hofmann his side were still able to secure maximum points from the encounter with a 1-0 win, otherwise he could have well been in hot water with his manager Kosta Runjaic.
Thursday’s practice session at Red Bull Rampage 2014 marked the last opportunity for riders with the canyon gap incorporated into their run to overcome their fears and launch the 72-foot-long expanse. Tom van Steenbergen was the first to go, inspiring five more riders to take their shot at it including Kelly McGarry, who overshot it and catapulted himself over 100ft. He walked away from the crash, a little worse for wear, but with all parts moving and most importantly with his sense of humour still intact. Nuts! Shout out to Ben Brakenridge for the submission.
This building, located somewhere in Poland, is so short that the only thing Andy had time to do after jumping was deploy his chute. Even many of the best BASE jumpers have a 100 meter rule – as in, they won’t jump anything lower than 100 meters – so you can probably imagine how much precision, timing, and confidence a jump like this requires.
Remember Kit Cloudkicker? Scores of millennials grew up watching TaleSpin, dreaming of carving through the sky like Kit on his airfoil. With the WingBoard, surfing the clouds is finally a reality. Whether it’s wakeboarding, gliding, skydiving, wing walking, or flying with a wingsuit, adventure enthusiasts continue to push the envelope. The WingBoard takes the thrill of these adventure sports to another dimension, combining the exhilaration of prolonged flight with the rush that comes when you’re in control. Would you try it?