In 2001, a Canadian named Don Arney used his technical skill and his imagination aided, I'm guessing by some dangerous combination of beer, weed, boredom and fearlessness, to invent the HangBoard.
Basically the rider is suspended by trapeze from a small crane that is attached to a snowboard; the attachment point is between your legs. This looks like it could be a lot of fun, it also looks like it could be the last fun thing you'll ever do before your body is cracked in two like a walnut.
Oh, yeah, they call the rider a "pilot;" I'm guessing that's a hint at the odds of surviving a major crash.
Trapeze Bolted to a Snowboard
1. Extreme Sports Innovation - HangBoarding introduces a new and extreme form of snowboarding by combining trapeze and snowboarding, creating opportunities for innovation in safety gear and equipment.
2. Accessible Adventure Experiences - HangBoarding offers a unique adventure experience that can attract thrill-seeking individuals who are looking for new and accessible extreme sports, creating opportunities for travel and tourism industries.
3. Creative Equipment Design - HangBoarding requires innovative and specialized equipment design, signaling opportunities for companies to create cutting-edge snowboards and trapeze systems.
1. Extreme Sports - HangBoarding can disrupt the extreme sports industry by offering a thrilling and unconventional snowboarding experience.
2. Safety Gear Manufacturers - HangBoarding necessitates the development of advanced safety gear and protective equipment, presenting opportunities for companies specializing in safety gear manufacturing.
3. Travel and Tourism - HangBoarding can attract adventurous travelers and enthusiasts, contributing to the growth of the travel and tourism industry in destinations where this sport is available.