You might have missed a few things this week, given the X Games and the upcoming Super Bowl, but there was still plenty going on in the world outside. From the backcountry slopes to the shores of Maui, here's the stuff you should click on this week.
Who Needs The X Games?
Kimmy Fasani Lands First Double Backflip for Women:
Maybe After a Little More Practice:
A Good Case for the Backcountry:
Chairlift Requires 3 Evacuations in 3 Weeks (Backcountry.com)
Better Yet, Ski Hawaii:
Chuck Patterson "Surf Skis" 20' Jaws (Transworld Surf)
Not Your Father's Jetpack:
Water-Powered Jetpack Runs Two Hours on Single Tank:
German Public TV Dumping Tour in 2012 (ESPN)
The Thorpedo Returns:
Thorpe Ends Retirement, Looks to 2012 Olympics (New York Times)
You Boys Like Mexico?
-- Michael Webster