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  1. BASE Jumper Jeb Corliss Survives Crash in South Africa

    by on 01-17-2012 at 08:40 AM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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    The internet has been abuzz with news this morning about American professional BASE jumper, Jeb Corliss, who miraculously survived a botched BASE jump attempt at Table Mountain in South Africa yesterday. The Sun reported yesterday that Corliss broke both his legs in the crash and was immediately rushed to intensive care. Apparently he was in "good spirits" upon arriving at the hospital, despite his serious injuries.

    According to the Telegraph,
  2. Extreme Sports and the Brain: Why We Do It

    by on 01-12-2012 at 03:34 PM (Sierra Blogging Post)
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    Spend fifteen minutes surfing YouTube these days and you'll find dozens upon dozens of extreme sports videos. They run the gamut from urban street trials mountain biking to people base jumping off cliffs to cliff diving in Hawaii. There are entire events dedicated to extreme sports, including the summer and winter X-Games, which attract tens of thousands of spectators from around the world each year.

    From the standpoint of a viewing audience,
  3. Video: Extreme GoPro Pogo Sticking

    by on 01-05-2012 at 03:35 PM (Sierra Blogging Post)
    According to Mary Bellis of, the original metal spring pogo stick was created by a toy designer named George B. Hansburg in the early 1920s. Of course, Hansburg's old-school pogos would only hop a few inches off the ground. That's fun if you're 8 years old, but clearly kid stuff compared to what a modern Flybar or Vertego stick will do.

    If you really want to see just how "extreme" modern pogo sticking can be, check out this video from XPOGO films shot entirely with