Posts Tagged ‘Extreme sports’

Is there a more ideal locale for skateboarding than to the teeming Kumbh Mela festival in North India which hosts what was estimated to be the world’s largest religious gathering ever recorded?

The answer is yes, probably any back alley or random village street would be more productive and doable than at this joyous, ancient gathering. At the Kumbh Mela, Gurus and millions of other assorted Hindu devotees make their sanctified bathing pilgrimage to wash away their accrued sins at the confluence of the Ganges, and Yamuna Rivers, that takes place every dozen years in the city of Allahabad.

In early February 2013, Sean Malto, Sebo Walker, Mark Suicu and Nestor Judkins traveled to legendary India. Their plan was to traverse the breadth of the Subcontinent’s core with their ultimate goal to reach the Kumbh Mela gathering. The four sought to try and demonstrate that even in the most densely populated, chaotic places in the developing world, one can indeed push forward and manage to skateboard despite the visceral challenges such conditions present.

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From April 25 – 28, 2013 the 5Point Film Festival will take over your senses, transport you to another place and leave you inspired for adventure. Join us. Visit 5pointfilm.org for more information and tickets.

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This video was filmed in Saint-Etienne last December during the “Trophée des Nations” where Shanaze completed her first competition since the Olympics. In this exclusive interview she talks in depth about her relation with the sport of BMX. Shanaze joined the Bluegrass Factory Team three years ago and she is actively taking part in the development of the Bluegrass range of helmets and protective gears.

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The 2013 Red Bull X-Alps will be the sixth edition of the world’s toughest adventure race. Athletes must either hike or fly over 100km across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco in the fastest time possible. Every kilometer must be covered either on foot or flown in a paraglider. It’s a formidable undertaking and takes place in one of the most breathtaking yet also unforgiving environments.

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