Where Extreme Sport and Technology Collide

Since the early days of street skateboarding and BMXing being filmed through hand-held tape camcorders, extreme sports athletes have pushed the boundaries to shock their followers. Now that technology and sport overlap we have seen these sports grow beyond anything we could have imagined.

To celebrate these feats we have pulled together some of the most amazing videos that mix tech and extreme sports.

Hoverboard 

This hoverboard is what dreams are made of, many will remember Back To The Future where we saw our first glimpse of a hoverboard, we never expected things to progress this quickly. Lexus have made a big jump in this area and have created a full skatepark that works with their specially designed hoverboard. Check it out here:

Dirtbike Wave Surfing

Motocross and surfing are not two sports that you would usually put together, but Robbie Maddison had an idea and within three years he was surfing the massive waves of Tahiti. Check out this feat of engineering and passion here:

Gymkhana 

Ford didn’t originally build its Mustang to slide around corners, but Ken Block had a different plan when he created an 845HP monster of a 1965 Mustang. Check out his latest track day here.

World Fastest Snowcat 

Ken Block is back on our list here with the world’s fastest snow cat. This street-legal machine is equipped with a supercharged 6.2 litre V8 engine that can go from 0-100kmh in 7 seconds.

Hydrofoil Surfing  

Big wave surfer Laird Hamilton is not only one of the best surfers in the world but he is also the pioneer of hydrofoil surfing. It almost looks as if he is riding a hoverboard across the face of the waves. As you pick up speed the hydrofoil beneath the surfboard rises you up from the water to make it appear as if the surfer was flying. Check it out here:

 

Have you seen any other extreme sports videos of where technology has overlapped with the sports we currently know?

Alan Lund

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