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Shaun White: King of The Boards

Shaun White is a 30-year-old American professional skateboarder and snowboarder. Skating from the age of six, Shaun’s roots belong with boarding. And this is clear to see when he’s shredding up the ramps. Countless spins, flips and twirls all come as a second nature to White whether he’s on a skateboard or a snowboard. White […]

Driver on the Block

When we hear the words ‘reckless driving’ I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind is hitting 35mph in a 30 zone or something along those lines, correct? Well, for 48 year-old professional rally driver, Ken Block, hitting 35mph in a 30 zone is really no biggie. Driving itself is hard enough to get […]

Drone Surfing Comes in Waves

Since their release, drones have taken the world by storm with almost everyone wanting one—which is not surprising, they do look awesome. They’ve become so popular, people are even hosting drone surfing and racing events! If you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, a drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle […]

7 of the Most Dangerous Extreme Sports

Before we start, don’t let this list discourage you from taking part in any of these extreme sports. We are just highlighting that these sports can be dangerous, especially if safety precautions are not taken seriously. So, as always, we at Haardvark want you guys to understand the true importance of wearing safety equipment and […]

Brothers in Arms

When Jonny and Alistair Brownlee set off in this year’s World Triathlon Series in Mexico, I’m sure no one expected a dramatic ending that would be quick to hit global news. While dominating the race, Jonny—heading for gold—felt the force of fatigue in the last 1.5km of the gruelling 51.5km race. He said: “I remember […]

Four Paralympians Beat Olympic Gold Time

It’s been an exciting week so far for the 2016 Rio Paralympics, with seemingly more coverage and public excitement for the event than ever before! At the time of writing, ParalympicsGB is in second place overall at the event, just behind China with 19 bronzes, 16 silvers and 28 golds, the most recent of which have been earned […]

Go Bigger Coalition & Safety in Extreme Sports

The biggest misconception about extreme sports is that it’s all about death defying stunts, but one group in America is trying to change that. Although action sports tend to be all about big jumps and cool tricks, that doesn’t mean we should forget safety says Robb Gaffney, one of the Go Bigger Coaltion’s founders along […]

The Incredible Feats of Sean Conway

Sean Conway is what you might call an extreme sports fanatic. Not content with taking part in a variety of endurance events, Sean always adds something interesting into the mix. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Sean wasn’t the most athletic when he was growing up but he loved to get stuck in, taking part in everything […]

Haardvark’s Top 5 Action Cameras

The great thing about extreme sports is that we don’t have to do them alone. Whether it’s a team sport, mountain biking with your friends or posting close-to-the-action footage online, there’s a great joy in sharing your experiences. But a high-octane activity needs an equally haardcore camera to record your trails and tribulations, and here are […]

Is WingBoarding the Next Big Thing?

Here at Haarvark, we’re all for pushing the boundaries of extreme sports, but even this might take the biscuit a little! WingBoarding is a new extreme sport that’s being developed by Wyp Aviation. They’re taking their inspiration from TaleSpin’s Kit Cloudkicker and even Marvel’s Silver Surfer by making riding the clouds more than just a […]