The test: Cata Vega

3-times national champion of Chile in FOOTBALL FREESTYLE. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly

A place:

Countryside

An idol:

My parents

A movie:

In the name of love

A book:

Bonds of love

A song:

Iris

A plate of food:

Lasagna

Its main quality:

Perseverance

Your worst flaw:

Sometimes I get frustrated very fast

A superstition:

When something goes wrong, I feel it

The happiest moment:

I got several, I could not say just oneTricampeona nacional de Chile de FOOTBALL FREESTYLE. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly

 

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The test: Felipe Fuenzalida

SNOWBOARDER. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly

A place:

El Colorado

An idol:

David Lynch

A movie:

Delicatessen

A book:

The creative adventure of André Richard

A song:

Deep June – EMITR

A plate of food:

Pasta and salad

Your main quality:

I love learning and expand my limits

Your worst defect:

I get upset easily

A superstition:

I think everything happens perfectly when it has to happen, neither before nor after

The happiest moment:

When I meet my friends, we find a good spot and get a good shotSNOWBOARDER. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly

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The test: Diego Úrzua

2015 Latinamerican champion of FREESTYLE FOOTBALL.

Renca, Chile #HeroesOnly

A place:
Cachapoal, where I grew up

An idol:
Szymo Skalki

A movie:
Coraline

A book:
No existes of David Martín del Campo

A song:
Tropkillaz – Baby baby

A plate of food:
Lasagna

Your main quality:
Discipline

Your worst defect:
Pride

A superstition:
I just enjoy every moment

The happiest moment:
When I won the latinamerican championship, with that I also won the support of my family

 

Interview with Adolfo Almarza after the RBValparaiso Cerro Abajo 2017

Valparaiso, a coastal city in Central Chile, now a World Heritage Site and Chile’s largest port, attractive in Tourism for its colorful hills, ancient buildings and great beauty. last Sunday 19 became a beautiful Urban Downhill Track to welcome 39 brave rides in one of the most difficult races in the world.

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Photo: Rodrigo Morales – DogmanPhotos.com

Again our pilot Adolfo Almarza (CHI) was invited to participate in this event, this time he was in charge of opening a clue and demonstrate that there are “No Limits in Life”, a message that himself reaffirmed to those who saw him descending and jumping through different sections and obstacles of the track.

The track of almost 2km of demanding and of great technique, where the Czech Tomas Slavik was crowned Champion of the Chilean Contest, with 2:38 sec, followed by Britanico Bernard Kerr and in 3rd Place the Chilean Pedro Ferreira.

We talked with Adolfo and asked him a few questions about the event:

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Photo: Rodrigo Morales – DogmanPhotos.com

What is Valparaíso Cerro Abajo for you?

The VCA for me, is one of the most beautiful races in which I participate, it is the maximum madness, many people, big jumps, impressive, coupled with the beautiful landscape full of colors and the sea.

What do you like most about the race?

I like everything, the difficulty varies from year to year and one can not try the track before, every year is different, we only try the track the same day, which gives a touch of a lot of adrenaline to all who participate.

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Photo: Rodrigo Morales – DogmanPhotos.com

How did you feel in the race?

This year I felt very comfortable, I started a new bicycle, Pivot Cycles brand, which allowed me to adapt better in my condition, improve my sensitivity, stability and driving, I think I have improved, but we can give more and that’s where we are.

What part did you like the most?

The Salto del Faro Azul, no doubt, you came by a bridge over a roof and you entered a house, the feeling is strange, you went down the aisle and Valparaiso in all its splendor, I loved that part.

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Photo: Rodrigo Morales – DogmanPhotos.com

Did you fall or did you have a problem?

I had no problems with the bike, behaved very well, I did not have technical problems, I only had a strong slip in a curve that left me with a few wounds, but luckily they were small, everything is part of the game !!!

What can you say to those who follow you in your career daily and in these events?

Thank you very much, for all the good news, since I’ve been at the starting line, I thank all those who supported me, the brands that have believed in me, thanks to all of them and… hope to we see you soon in Los Cerros !!!!!

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Photo: Rodrigo Morales – DogmanPhotos.com

The most breathtaking natural wonders of the planet

Nature is the greatest artist that exists, these are some of its most imposing, fantastic and beautiful masterpieces.

Bryce Canyon, Utah, United States

As if they were the ruins of a civilization of the past, the imposing Bryce Canyon is not really a canyon, its strange shape that was the erosion by wind, water and ice.

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The Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

It’s the largest salt desert in the world and when it is covered with water it also becomes the largest mirror on the planet. With an extension of more than 10,000 square kilometers, the Salar de Uyuni is one of the most spectacular landscapes in Latin America.

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Moeraki’s Stone, New Zealand

They look like dinosaur eggs but they are just rocks up to 7 tons in weight. They have something in common with the dinosaurs, their formation occurred when they were still the kings of the planet 65 million years ago.

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Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland, UK

Legend says it was formed after a fight between giants, the science says that is just the result of volcanic collisions, which burned and then cooled.

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The clay sea of ​​Dead Vlei, Namibia

This spectacular tree graveyard is located in the longest desert has lived on earth. Of the vestiges of this old lake that dried up a millennium ago, this beautiful landscape of white soil, dunes and tree skeletons remains.

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The Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA

The walls of this small but beautiful canyon in the middle of the Arizona desert are filled with magic. The name comes from the ancient abundance of members of this species in the area. These sinuous and spectacular forms have been given the passage of streams of water for thousands of years. The result is simply beautiful.

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The Gate to Hell of the Darvaza Desert, Turkmenistan

The name makes completely sense if you see it, the door to hell. This 20-meter-deep crater has been lit for more than 40 years, the Soviets lit the wick when conducting a geological survey of the area. A strange and spectacular place that burns to more than 1000 Cº of temperature.

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The colorful mountains of Zhangye Danxia, ​​China

This magnificent rock formation of colors is one of the most incredible works of nature. A rainbow-mountain formed by deposits of minerals of different pigmentation during 24 million years.

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The rose Lake, Australia

Located on Middle Island, a tiny island in southern Australia. The Hiller lake has not added any additives and it is not either the result of pollution, its color is totally natural and is due to the growth of micro-salt algae that inhabit inside.

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Fingal’s cave, Scotland

It seems out of the landscape of a science fiction movie. It is on the island of Staffa, Stafi-oy in Norse, which means “Island of the Columns”, does not explain why vikings gave that name if you see the photo. This incredible masterpiece of nature is reminiscent of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

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Great Blue Hole, Belize

A perfect circle with turquoise edges that houses a hole 123 meters deep. Rewminds the Stargate interspacial door. Today it is a place of pilgrimage for scuba diving lovers.

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Fly Geyser Fly of Nevada, United States

This coloured wonder although it is true that it counted at the beginning with the help of some Nevada farmers who were looking for water in the desert, the hard work was done by the nature itself, sculpting these strange conical forms with the Calcium carbonate the water that shot the earth into the sky contained.

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The rhinoceros of Hvitserkur, Iceland

This curious rock formation seems to have been shaped by people to give it rhinoceros or elephant shape, the reality is that man did not intervene in this sculpture. Volcanic magma, water and wind was all that was needed to sculpt this inspiring rock of northern Iceland.

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Mendenhall Ice Caves, Alaska

Even the best interior designer could not create such a beauty. These caves are underground, inside nature gives us a spectacular show of lights and remains.

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The white waterfall of Pamukkale, Turkey

It looks like snow, or even clouds, but you would never say that it is a 160-meter mountain of calcium carbonate in southwestern Turkey. Beautiful.

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Chocolate Hills, Philippines

This natural monument of the island of Bohol in the Philippines surrounds him a legend, a fight between giants, like the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. There are more than 1000 hills in a space of about 50 square kilometers. The name comes from the chocolate brown color that inks the hills in the dry season.

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“Avatar” natural park in Zhangjiajie, China

These stunning mountains were the inspiration of James Cameron for the planet Pandora in his movie Avatar. However, these floating mountains are not the result of special effects, they are real and they are part of one of the most famous postcards of the Asian giant. Breathtaking.

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The story behind CrossFit

If you’ve started reading this article, you may already know what CrossFit is, even you may already practice it, surely you’ve been hearing about it and perhaps you’ve seen some videos or photos of some beast like Felipe Maturana and want Learn more about this sport discipline that already gathers 12,000 gyms around the world that follow their method.

Crossfit has become for many people more than just a sport, a way of life. But, what is the origin of all this? Where did it start? Who is the brain behind this methode?

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First of all, let’s make clear what CrossFit is. Without going into detail, it could be said that it is a combination of very demanding physical exercises performed at high intensity: gymnastics, weightlifting, running, swimming etc that are performed in a box, this is how CrossFit gyms are called. Each year there are several competitions where participants must complete a circuit of exercises that they do not know before starting, and where they must put their body to the limit. Only athletes with a great physical preparation can compete with chances of success.

Let’s go to the origin. In the 1970s, a young gymnast named Greg Glassman realized that the training of bodybuilders and other athletes in the gym was not efficient, thereafter he began to reflect on how he could improve that. He decided to dispense with the classic gymnastics machines, and design a total workout, which would unite strength, speed and agility.

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It was not until 1995 that he was able to put into practice what he had already been doing in the first CrossFit box that existed, the parking of his house. The Santa Cruz police department (California) hired him to train his cops, and his method spread like gunpowder among police departments throughout the Golden State, they saw his methode prepare them for any eventuality at work.

That same year, Greg Glassman opened his first CrossFit gym with the help of his wife. But it is not until 2001 that he publishes a website where he shares his methods, and that would be the definitive takeoff of what is today the CrossFit, a community of people in continuous growth all over the world that has even its own annual Olympics Games, held at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. World phenomenon.

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5 best cities for skateboarding in the world

BARCELONA

The Catalan capital has been the world’s skateboard Mecca since the late ’90s. The city is full of many iconic spots but there is one that is very special for all the skaters, MACBA, or the square in front of this contemporary museum. Barcelona remains a crown jewel on any skateboarder’s travel list.

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LOS ANGELES

The birthplace of modern skateboarding. Home of many pros and many skate companies. From Venice Beach to Downtown. LA is the heart of skate culture and it has been its image for decades.

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SAN FRANCISCO

If you look at San Francisco a little differently, you’ll start to see skateboarding spots everywhere. Its images have made big splashes in skate magazines and videos since the early ’90s, and the city’s home to several legendary skate spots such Pier Seven or EMB.

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PARIS

Paris is mostly known for being the City of Lights, but now it’s also fitting that it is of the the best cities to skate in the world. The stunning marble that the ccity has been sculpted from makes the city perfect for skateboarding. Bercy and La Défense are both two of its more famous spots. Essential for any skateboarder visiting Europe.

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SHENZEN

In China is flourishing an impressive skate scene, it’s a revolution. And Shenzhen, Hong Kong’s little brother (well, not very little, 10 million inhabitants), is China’s skate capital, a must-go destination for any skater. If you have the chance to go, don’t hesitate to visit the Deng Xiaopeng Plaza and Tao Yuan Ju.

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Victor Pulgar, bmx, entrevista, dark dog

The test: Victor Pulgar

BMX RIDER. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly

 

A place:

Woodward 

An idol:

Ryan Guettler

A movie:

The pursuit of happiness

A book:

The secret

A song:

Get up – Blank

A plate of food:

Noodles

Your main quality:

Perfectionist

Your worst defect:

Trust people that I don’t know much

A superstition:

Before a competition if I forget something I don’t go back to get it

The happiest moment:

When my daughter was born

 Rider BMX. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly

5 benefits of taking a gap year

You are about to finish your studies and you want to do something memorable before joining the labour market, or maybe you have been working for several years and you want to leave the monotony, or perhaps something has happened in your personal life and you need a big change, the reasons that could take you to do something like this are countless.

Probably if you are reading these lines, at some point you have thought to leave everything, take your backpack and travel without a return ticket. And why not? The dream can become real, and you can be the main character. You could become one of those people who make endless trips through exotic lands. Today I’m going to tell you about the benefits of taking a year off:

Acquire soft skills:

Learn to communicate, work as a team or adapt quickly to changes in an environment totally different from the one you are used to. These skills are currently highly valued by companies.

Raise your cultural awareness:

The world is much more than your town or city, your country, and also the continent where you live. The world is very big, there are many ways to do the same things, there are many people who do other things that you do, there are thousands of cultures out there to meet and discover.

Increase your self-confidence and personal independence:

An adventure of these characteristics will allow you to know yourself as never before, you will get out of your routine, the known, and will take you to an unknown terrain where your reactions and self-learning will make you know yourself a bit more in order to take better decisions in the future.

Have friends from all over the world:

Having the same circle of friends since you are a child is not bad at all, in fact, they will be probably your best friends for life. But in the world there are millions of people that one can not be limited to always interact with the same people. Imagine being able to have friends from Paris, Barcelona. Bangkok or Mumbai. Become a true cosmopolitan, a citizen of the world..

Improve your language skills:

And of course, such an experience will allow you to improve your ability to speak other languages, English is nowadays a very powerful tool to communicate with many around the world, but there are also many other languages ​​that you can learn that can open the doors to a cultural world completely different from the one you know now.

The test: Cristóbal Palominos

3-times World Champion of BMX. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly

 

A place:

Any BMX track

An idol:

Muhammad Ali

A movie:

The Undefeated

A book:

Heroes

A song:

Stronger – Kanye West

A plate of food:

Mashed potatoes with meat

Your main quality:

 Good friend

Your worst defect:

Pride

A superstition:

I have a selection of underwear and socks for the races

The happiest moment:

When I became world champion for the third time of BMX. Santiago, Chile #HeroesOnly