Posts Tagged 'watersports'

walk on water [kayaking video]

this is amazing – the story of a man, Greg Mallory, who lost the use of his legs due to a skiing accident, and he found extreme whitewater kayaking as a sport that he could get involved in, and not be hampered (too much) by the loss of use from his legs.  it’s great to see how other kayakers help Greg get to some of the difficult put-ins to start their kayak runs.

as usual, load it up in HD and watch full screen.

Greg is now on a 1-year kayaking trip in Patagonia – read more about it at http://www.southerntiptrip.com/

HT: Canoe & Kayak

waterlust: kiting the Alaia [video]

here’s another video put out by the Waterlust Project (I’ve blogged about the project before) this time showing off the making of an Alaia board and then kite surfing with the Alaia board. click through the video to watch it on Youtube.

go to the Waterlust Project for a .pdf with instructions on how to build your own Alaia board.

 

the waterlust project

this is a sweet video project shot entirely using GoPro Hero 2 video cameras: the project is mean to “explore our relationships with water.”

there is some sweet shots of various on-the-water activities: sailing, swimming, diving, fishing, kite surfing, moth sailing (there is a sweet scene at about 4:40 in the video of a moth sailor “running on the water” along the side of his sailboat), wind surfing, and various other water sports.

[you'll have to click through to Youtube to watch the video.]

for more information, check out the project website: http://waterlust.org/Home.html

 


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