Modern Marvels

Extreme Gadgets

Season 10, Ep 60, Aired 12/2/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Join us for an exploration of the technological innovations that have made extreme sports a reality. The world's best extreme athletes, designers, manufacturers, and engineers explain and demonstrate why the gadgets, gear, and technology of these sports have captured the public's imagination and revolutionized the sporting industry. Sports covered include surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, in-line skating, street luge, wakeboarding, sport climbing, BMX biking, and sky surfing.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Don Cambou

  • Rob Stone

  • Beata Genin

  • Paul Dzilvelis

  • Pam Malouf

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Narrator: Defying the laws of gravity. Reckless or revolutionary, insanity or twisted genius? Technology and innovation give birth to the most mind blowing and perilous sports on the planet. Now, Extreme Sports Gadgets, on Modern Marvels.

    Notes (3)

    • Laird Hamilton Big Wave Surfer Sam George Editor, “Surfer” magazine Al Merrick Owner, Channel Island Surfboards Chris Malloy Professional Surfer James O’Mahoney Skateboarding Pioneer Stacy Peralta Skateboarding Pioneer/Filmmaker Tony Hawk Professional Skateboarder Roger Hickey Street Luge Pioneer Neal Piper President, AEND Industries Scott Starr Collector/Photographer Marc Berardi Burton Snowboards Tony Finn Wakeboard Pioneer Jimmy Redmon Wakeboard Designer Troy Hartman Skysurfer Chris de Bar Wingsuit Flyer Eron Chorney Engineer, Rocky Mountain Bicycles Spencer Jeffrey Machinist, Rocky Mountain Bicycles Eric Amey Machine Shop, Rocky Mountain Bicycles Wade Simmons Professional Mountain Biker Richie Schley Professional Mountain Biker Mat Hoffman Professional BMX Biker Jason Lee Mountainboard Pioneer Patrick McConnell Mountainboard Pioneer

    • Executive Producer: Don Cambou Writer: Rob Stone Producer: Rob Stone Associate Producer: Beata Genin Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis Editor: Pam Malouf Narrator: Max Raphael Music: Alan Ett Music Group Producer: Bruce Nash Creator: Bruce Nash Production Manager: Shelia Collins Post Producer: Lauren Levine Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core Director of Research: Anthony Lacques Production Auditor: Dani Eslin Assistant Accountant: Sheridan Liu Assistant Accountant: Dennis Luciani Coordinator: Rosalyn McVay Researcher/Voice over Coordinator: Melanie Pipes Assistant Editor: Taylor Greathead Assistant Editor: Alison Tusan Post Coordinator: Laura Steinhoff Post Assistant: Alexander Rubinow Camera: Sal Aridi Camera: John Collins Camera: Peter Krajewski Camera: Lon Magdich Camera: Gene Moffat Camera: Carlos Montaner Field Audio: Jeff Henschel Field Audio: Nicholas Teti Online Editor: Chuck Crews Sound Mixer: Paul Ray Animation: Victoria Bornia Historical Consultant: Sam George Special Thanks: James O'Mahoney Santa Barbara Surfing Museum Skatelab Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra Produced by Actuality Productions, INC 2003

    • This episode is sometimes referred to as "Extreme Sports Gadgets".

    Trivia (4)

    • Skysurfers use an automatic activation device or A.A.D., a computerized barometric sensing unit that opens the reserve parachute at a pre-set altitude if it determines a jumper is still plummeting at high speed.

    • On May 22, 2001 Stefan Gatt became the first person to snowboard down Mount Everest.

    • The rider's feet are the brakes in steet luge. Because most of the rubber is burned off braking at such high speeds, shoes often have to be replaced after each race.

    • Wetsuit and surf equipment innovator Jack O'Neill lost an eye while testing one of the first surf leashes that tethers a surfer to his board. Jack's signature eye patch became his company logo. now recognized the world over.

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