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Freeskiers Do It for the Thrills

Death-defying sport doesn't come with a big paycheck

(Newser) - Freeskiing, extreme skiing, call it what you like—just don't say it's a stable career. Freeskiers admit that their work is risky and low-paying, but skiers and fans alike indulge in the adrenaline rush of danger. "It's the same reason people watch NASCAR," said Steve Winter, who founded... More »

X Games Grow More Xtreme

Yesterday's edgiest trick is today's standard move

(Newser) - Snowboarders and freeskiers are waging a cold war, the New York Times reports, putting top competitors under constant pressure to develop next-generation tricks. At this year's Winter X Games, under way in Aspen, the stakes are higher than ever: A new event named big air calls for competitors to launch... More »

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