Extreme kayaker and riverboarder Mike McVey took his riverboard off Metlako falls without even looking at it first, in an attempt to break the 20 year old world record for riverboarding waterfall height
Mike McVey drops 14m / 45' Celestial Falls
As a warm-up for his attempt at Metlako, Mike McVey spent a day out at the 45′ Celestial Falls practicing – if you can call having fun hucking yourself off a huge waterfall on a riverboard, practice!
Mike McVey took his riverboard off Metlako falls without even looking at it first, in an attempt to break the world record for riverboarding waterfall height
Riverboarder Mike McVey recently attempted the highest drop ever recorded on a riverboard, sparking fresh discussion and a statement from the sport’s global association about the guidelines for official world records.
The National Championship for the USARA this year will feature a sport discipline they are calling “white water boogie boarding” – so wrong on many levels
Straight Outta Wompton is the world’s greatest bodysurfing competition, held at the Wavehouse in San Diego
Awesome mash-up of the best wingsuit proximity flying from the past couple years.
Face Level is putting together a documentary film about the history of riverboarding / hydrospeed, and we want you to get involved in telling your stories
The first episode of Freestyle Origins from Face Level and Tom Paterson includes mind-blowing riverboarding action and freestyle aerials
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Read Josh Galt’s riverboarding stories from around the world plus gear reviews, health & nutrition info, and opinions on sport
Jusbyn Lockard and I hit up the world renown Green River Narrows on riverboards – this was only the 2nd descent of this canyon including Go Left and Gorilla
As the Whitewater Grand Prix has shown, the most famous kayakers are not always the best in competition – so is there a more objective way to measure greatness?
Making the most of situations by applying visualization techniques can help with sports workouts even if all you have available is a tennis ball and chairs
How to avoid hypothermia and heat your body from within by fueling it with proper nutrition before getting into cold water
If there is a way that Face Level can sponsor you or your event directly, and if the potential exposure and ROI make sense for FLI, let’s do it!
There’s a lot of angry words being hurled around as we approach the election – remember that even if you disagree politically, you share a love for sport so get outside and enjoy the fresh air and positive energy
It’s always exciting to see what changes the rain brings to normally tranquil streams in the jungle – sometimes the water rises enough to make it runnable
Lance Armstrong is being stripped of all his victories because it’s alleged he broke the rules of sport – but no celebrity has done more with their fame to help and inspire other people
Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space and inspired millions around the world to pursue their otherworldly dreams of great achievement – what’s yours?
The college you attend (or don’t) in many ways determines the course of your life – that’s the power of a network, and Face Level brings you a network for your headfirst & horizontal sporting desires
Bob Carlson is considered the US godfather of riverboarding, and he’s got his own sportscard to prove it – Josh found that and other treasures recently while cleaning out old boxes of stuff
If there’s one challenge that solo adventurers face it’s getting from place to place with all their gear – here are 5 tips Josh has learned for solo travel
The Indonesian riverboarding community is passionate about the sport and also about being a boarderhood – a unified group with a common love in the river, exemplified by the phrase Salam Sejajar
Josh goes on a Lance Armstrong inspired rant about doping, the evolutionary advances in medical technology, and the inspiration from Lance’s victories
Even though Ohiopyle government officials let a guy paddle over the falls in a duckie – despite inflatables being outlawed- they claim the Anvil is not a designated watercraft so riverboarding is not allowed
A spontaneous meetup gave us a preview of what the FLI Games can someday be, and great first rides on the Xled and Bellyak
Josh examines the differences between positive and negative gestures of celebration, and attacks the gesture used by kayakers known as the brown claw
Riverboarders / hydrospeeders have reached a sort of invisible ceiling waterfall height at 10m / 32ft, and here are a handful of videos of those big drops
The world of face level sports faces a different dilemma than many of its extreme sports counterparts, with riverboarding being the question mark on how extreme is too extreme
There is not really any gear specifically made for face level sports, beyond the boards and sleds – so Josh looks at how to create it, starting from scratch
The removal of Condit Dam is an extremely exciting and interesting advancement and was spearheaded by American Whitewater, an organization worth supporting
An introduction to the Bellyak, a new form of whitewater at face level
Is hand-paddling faster or is holding on and just kicking like they do in Europe faster? Josh’s secret motive for riverboarding / hydrospeed competitions has to do with technique and data