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10:00 PM THE NEW HIGH: EXTREME SPORTS (P)
1:00 AM THE NEW HIGH: EXTREME SPORTS
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"THE NEW HIGH: EXTREME SPORTS"
From flying off a mountain in a "wingsuit" to nailing a triple back motorcycle flip to kiteboarding 40 feet in the air, CNBC explores the soaring popularity of extreme sports. In just the past few years, entirely new sports have been invented, millions of dollars have been pumped into this huge and growing industry, and what was once extreme is now mainstream. These action adventures are no longer the domain of elite athletes. Now, a nation of weekend warriors is diving into the mud, scaling new peaks, and riding the waves. These enthusiasts are tapping into a common fantasy of escaping their dull office routines and transforming themselves, even for a moment, into superheroes.
Correspondent Carl Quintanilla takes a helicopter ride to the top of Notch Peak in Utah, where wingsuit jumpers sponsored by GoPro take off from 9,000 feet. Quintanilla also travels to Hawaii, where venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, brought together by a passion for kiteboarding, broker million dollar deals. If extreme sports has a hero, it's Travis Pastrana, X-Games legend and now ringleader of the enormously popular arena show, "Nitro Circus." CNBC takes viewers behind the scenes at one of his high-octane performances. Quintanilla also tackles the hot new sport of obstacle course racing and profiles its breakout star, Amelia Boone, who explains her winning strategy: "Bring myself to that brink – and keep pushing."
- Jumping off a cliff at 9,000 feet: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000386750 – Three members of the GoPro Bomb Squad, Neil Amonson, Marshall Miller and Jesse Hall, wingsuit BASE jump off of Notch Peak, Utah.
- Be the Golf Ball: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000386749 – When it comes to his Nitro Circus, Travis Pastrana has just one rule: if it has wheels, it must fly.
- No Wusses Allowed in This Race: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000386735 – Hundreds of racers compete in the Spartan Sprint in the Bahamas, including our correspondent, Carl Quintanilla.
- It's Not Always Pretty: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000386730 – What does it take to be one of the best obstacle course racers in the world? For Amelia Boone, it's a desire that borders on obsession.
- Apex Predator: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000386732 – Don't look back. April Dee, the top female Spartan Racer, has got you in her sights.
- Weighing the Risks in BASE Jumping: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000386733 – Members of the GoPro Bomb Squad discuss the risks in wingsuit BASE jumping.
- Learning to Kiteboard from a Pro: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000387476 – Kiteboarding is taking off, but it's not easy. Carl Quintanilla found that out the hard way when he took a lesson from top pro, Susi Mai.
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