Using Math to Skate On Thin Ice

– [Marten] The ice is typically around 5 centimeters when I skate on it. That sound you hear is actually a combination of two sounds. It’s the sounds from cracks striking beneath me and the vibrations within the ice plate itself. It sounds like it’s something super sonic. (bright upbeat Continue Reading

What It Feels Like to Fly off a Mountain on Skis

(haunting music) – [Sarah] When I go down the slope, it takes me three seconds to get from zero to 60 miles an hour. (dramatic music) (skis whooshing) I honestly can’t explain what it feels like, even after 15 years of doing the sport. My name is Sarah Hendrickson, and Continue Reading

The Civil Rights Era Roots of Roller Skating

– [Narrator] How would I describe the vibe of Cascade on a Sunday night? You would see 500, 800, 1,000 people in the facility. You have this culture that has been created, and it’s just growing out of control. And you don’t really experience that anywhere else but here. (upbeat Continue Reading

Luo Jian Shen Is a Small Skater Known for Big Tricks

Hi, I’m Maggie from the VICE office in Brooklyn. Our friends in China hung out with pro skater, Luo Jianshen as he shreds through the city of Guangzhou. Stay tuned. I’ve never been to the Canton Tower before. It’s my first time here, the highest spot in Guangzhou. I’m very Continue Reading

Ride With this Unique New Orleans Bike Club

– First of all, we’re girly-girls. We like to be cute, but we still get dirty. Every time we come out, our shoes, our outfits are always matchin’, our makeup is done. Is it hard to ride in heels? No, because if you can walk in them, you can probably Continue Reading

South Korea’s Figure Skating Prodigy

When I skate, I feel like I’m flying on the ice and it feels really good. This Great Big Story was made possible by Lego: Play Her Way. My name is Young Yoo. I’m 15 years old and I’m a figure skater who represents South Korea. I was 6 years Continue Reading

How-Slow-Can-You-Go Horse Racing in Hokkaido

– [Narrator] In most of the world, horseracing is a fast-paced, head-spinning event. But here on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido, the races move … (quirky music) A little bit slower. (quirky music) Ban’ei is a form of horseracing found only in Hokkaido in which draft horses pull heavy sleds down Continue Reading

These Hungarian Horsemen Predated the American Cowboy

(fast-paced, bouncy violin music) – [Narrator] Before the cowboys of the Wild West, there were Hungary’s Csikós, horseman of the Puszta, Hungary’s Great Plain. There way of life is centuries-old and blends tradition with death-defying riding. They are some of Europe’s greatest horsemen. – [Narrator] The Csikós are tasked with Continue Reading

Hip-Hop and Horses

– [Baldenna Tha King] Houston rap to me is the backbone of hip-hop, but the music that I make is different. ♪ Trailride in my city ♪ There’s no one in my lane that’s doing what I’m doing. I’m Baldenna Tha King, and I make trail ride rap. ♪ “Trailride Continue Reading

No Roads, No Cars, Just Boats

– [Narrator] Today’s journey takes us to the Dutch town of Giethoorn. Giethoorn is just like any normal town. With one exception, roads. They don’t have them. (upbeat music) – [Narrator] And boats, lots of boats. – [Narrator] That’s Jan, one of the town’s resident boat builders. He’s known for Continue Reading