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XsportMap.com is a social community of extreme sports enthusiasts who have brought all their knowledge together to create a map of the worlds best spots. From kayaking rivers to mountain biking trails, every extreme sport can be represented as a guide on the XsportMap
Not just another extreme sport website!
XsportMap.com doesn't just let you add guides (and points of interest) to the map, it also lets you upload photos and videos and then link them to your guides. Once registered you also get a profile page which allows you to send messages to each other and catch up with the latest activity of your friends
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Student Boater X 2012
The Student Boater X is the biggest unofficial kayaking event on the student paddling calendar and now officially recognised by Bomb Flow it was going to be the biggest so far. With guaranteed sun, cool alpine flows and a huge selection of prize to be won it wasn’t hard to persuade a few hundred student paddlers that a spontaneous inter uni race down the L’Argentiere-la-Bessee slalom course was a good idea. There were five categories, catering for all levels of paddler. With old boys and girls competing for the Bloater X title and swimmers for the Inflatey X title, everyone else found themselves in a fight for the beginner, intermediate and advanced prizes.
Sponsored by; FlowFree, Gene17 Kayaking, Immersion Research, Kent Canoes, Peak UK, Pyranha Kayaks, Rivers Publishing, System X, Ty Nant Outdoors and White Water Consultancy, we had a huge haul of prizes consisting of stickers, tattoos, posters, books, DVDs, t-shirts, sponges, roof bar pads, wallets, helmets and paddles.
Just some of the prizes on offer.
The event started with the intermediate paddlers in a Le Mans style start, boats lined up, racers hel...
This blog is to detail the Mera Peak and Baruntse expedition I embarked upon in 2011 in preparation for my Everest expedition in the spring of 2012.
The Adventure Peaks team met at Kathmandu prior to the flight to Lukla (dubbed the world’s most dangerous airport). On arriving in Lukla, we took a long (17 day) acclimatisation trek through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, and eventually to the world’s biggest mountains. There were 10 climbers, two British guides from Cumbria, and 42 porters and Sherpas. Everyone bonded well as a team during the trek, which was a crucial element in being successful once high in the mountains.
On arrival at Mera Peak base camp at 5,400m, this was the first time I felt the debilitating effects of altitude. Everything becomes 10 times as hard, and simple tasks like getting into a tent or putting a pair of boots on become mammoth chores. The next day however was a climb to Mera high camp at 5750m, and here, ...
After a great summer at Xsport we finally bring you the long awaited review of the HD170 Stealth Camera from Drift Innovations, world leaders in action cameras and sports video equipment. The camera is the world’s first full 1080p HD sports action camera and has a fully integrated playback screen as well as being supplied with a wireless remote. Also in the box is an array of various different mounts, straps and Velcro pads.
The camera performs well in bright light as well as in low light where the night mode really does perform, meaning the camera is equally at home skiing as it is on an evening bike ride. The best feature for me being the brilliant rotating lens technology in use. Rather than having to mount the camera flat, you can stick it at the most convenient angle and then twist the lens so you always end up with footage that fits the frame and isn’t on its side. This is also great for side mounting and under slinging the camera as you save time afterwards having to rotate the footage. The 170 degree wide angle lens is wide enough that you get a brilliant field of view without it looking like a 90’s skate film although if you want this fish eye style the...
It is often said that every day brings you new challenges in life and the task of learning to slackline was the one that took a number of days of my summer up, devoted to being able to stand on the tensioned line between two trees at the park. Having never tried this relatively new, yet rapidly growing sport but not being someone to give any new opportunity a miss, I took to my nearest tree infested park and set up the line.
It comes supplied in an eco-freindly cotton bag so its easy to carry and you don’t look silly walking through town with a large ratchet strap because essentially that is what it is. A well manufactured and slightly modified tractor strap. The setup instructions it comes with are simple and clear and within minutes we were falling off the line like complete novices.
When you think you have mastered the basics its time to start having fun. Being a kayaker I decided to set the line up over a lake so when we fell off, into the water we went, but from some of the videos out there the big boys are taking the lines high up into the mountains to cross big alpine gaps with hundreds of meters to fall when things go wrong. It really is a sport t...
Episode 8 of The Atherton Project begins with the team heading out on enduro bikes with 7-time Paris-Dakar rider Mick Extance – and getting stuck into some North Wales mud, quite literally.
Then it’s on to World Cup Round 6 at La Bresse in France, where legendary bike designer Max Commencal pays the team a visit and lends some words of advice and encouragement.
Chris - This is a fantastic episode, great to see the appearance from Max Commencal. Big improvement in format and quality from episodes 6 and 7. In my opinion this is the best of season three. However watch the video bellow and make your own mind up. Enjoy!
Red Bull Street Light Sessions is giving wings to trials bike enthusiasts across the UK!
Street Trials legend and YouTube sensation, Danny Macaskill, will be going back on the road this September for the Red Bull Street Light Sessions and this time, he wants company. First hitting Bristol before heading north to Manchester, Danny is openly inviting fellow trials enthusiasts from across the country to come and ride alongside him at two very unique locations, under the night sky and city lights. Both venues will boast specially developed setups that are sure to challenge every level of rider.
For the avid trials rider keen to come and ride, there is no need to sign up or apply, simply keep your eye on http://www.redbull.co.uk/cs/Satellite/en_UK/Event/RedBull-Streetlight-021243052672397 for more details on how you can get involved.
On top of this, Red Bull have partnered with Inspired Bicycles and World Champion T...