Unlike so many people, I try to make my life exciting! Even when I'm faced with a rather dull life at times. I typically wake up, get in the shower, and rush out so I can make it to Subway, for breakfast, and then work on time! Pretty standard right? Even though I love my job, what I do in my free time is slightly more enjoyable to me.......
**Please note! This blog is written with extreme prejudice regarding the word "exciting". Knitting a sweater or making pottery just isn't super exciting for ME. I know that really gets some of you going though....**
I just started a project for a short video to enter into a festival and we wanted to do some really fun, extreme stuff that was a bit out of the ordinary. So these things are definitely on my list of life un-dullifying things to do! ENJOY!
Air trekking is a combination of walking on stilts, riding a pogo stick, and parkour. You use things called "Air Trekkers" (which is a brand name, another is "Power Risers" but the generic name for them is stunt stilts, I think). Basically you strap on a pair of these strange bionic-leg looking things, and they use a carbon fiber bow to propel you into the air. With them on, you can run much faster and jump insanely high!
What!??? That's right! They actually invented it! A company called "Wheelman" makes it and it's called the "Bushpig." It can go in asphalt, dirt, sand, grass, and almost any other semi-level solid surface! The Bushpig sports a 1 liter gas tank that can get you about an hour's worth of ride time. The wheels are hub-less which allows you to put your feet inside the moving wheels! The riding looks to be very similar to a Ripstick, but the back wheel is locked in place. You control the throttle much like a mountain board with a handheld thumb throttle and squeeze brake. Its top speed is about 30 mph. Ahh!
Made by the same people as the Bushpig, Orbit Wheels are a strange combination of rollerblades and the light cycles from TRON and a Ripstick. Basically, you put your feet inside two hard rubber wheels that are equipped with a massive bearing and a platform form your feet. Oriented like a skateboard, you swivel yourself to move.
So when your parkour, scuba diving, and rock climbing get old, don't be afraid to try an alternative! Just don't break yourself!