EXTREME SPORTS

Definition: An extreme sport (also called action sport and adventure sport) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger, and that are counter-cultural. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear or spectacular stunts. The definition of an extreme sport is not exact — for example, although studies show that (road) cycling ranks as the sport with the highest rate of injury, it is not considered an extreme sport because it is not counter-cultural. The term's origin is also unclear, but it gained popularity in the 1990s when it was picked up by marketing companies to promote the X Games. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_sport Definition of Extreme Sports: The definition of extreme sports is not very clear. Generally speaking, extreme sports are activities that are associated with an adrenaline rush that is felt by the participant. These activities are often dangerous and any mistake could result in injury or even death. Extreme sports are usually done by individuals rather than teams. During the 1970's and 1980's, the term "extreme sports" was almost exclusively used for sports that had high risks involved and often resulted in death. The history of extreme sports is a very interesting topic and shows how it developed into the huge craze that it is. Today, however, extreme sports also include activities that give a feeling of an adrenaline rush not necessarily putting the participant's life in harm’s way. Source: http://www.catalogs.com/info/outdoor/what-are-extreme-sports.html  Extreme sports Sky Diving-Sports in which player jump from Aeroplane, and performs various stunts in sky before pulling the ripcord of a paracute,  Extreme sports Adventure Racing- Adventure Racing is one of the lengthy sports which is a sport race lasting from sevaral hours to days.  Extreme sports Snow Boarding:- Winter Sports in which sliding down a snow cover slope while standing on a snowboards  Extreme sports Surfing:- Sports in which a player uses specially designed board to ride waves  Extreme sports Motor Sports- This sports includes lots of racing like, car racing, bike racing, motor boat racing, etc.  Extreme sports Mountain Biking- As the name suggests, it refers to biking, or cycling in mountains  Extreme sports Paragliding- It’s a Recreation Sport, basically includes hand gliding or parachuting, it is a free flying sport  Extreme sports Base Jumping- It is also a parachute using sport, in this players jump from parachute to a fixed point  Extreme sports Skate Boarding- Sports including a skate with four wheels, ridden in a standing or crouching position to perform stunts.

10 Craziest Extreme Sports Published on 5/12/2009 under Misc - by Gracie Murano - 112,600 views

Surfers. Thousands of travelers head to the foothills of Nicaragua's Cerro Negro mountain every year to take part in the new sporting craze. can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h (50mph) on their specially-constructed plywood boards. Since its creation. dressed in protective jump suits.000 participants.380 ft volcano at speeds of 50 mph with only a board for protection is considered by many thrill-seeking sports fanatics as the coolest sport around. in 2005. knee-pads and helmets.Volcano Boarding Racing down an active 2. the volcano boarding has attracted more than 10. Limbo Skating .

Wonder-kid Aniket Chindak holds the unofficial world record for ‘limbo-skating' beneath 57 cars. (Link) . strength and balance of a gymnast.For what may appear to be near-impossible. requiring the flexibility. limbo-skating — roller skating under cars — is the latest rage in India.

train surfing involves riders climbing or "surfing" on the outside of a moving train or subway. Germany. where it was called "S-Bahn Surfing". The 'sport' was made popular in the 1980s in Germany. the fastest train in Germany. where many young people have been killed or injured.Train Surfing Usually an illegal sport. . The practice is a serious issue in South Africa. The phenomenon was then forgotten. but in 2005 it was rediscovered by a gang from Frankfurt. The leader of the crew who called himself "The Trainrider" famously surfed the InterCityExpress.

.Crocodile Bungee Feeling jaded by garden-variety bungee jumping? You might consider imitating how these Aussies spice up the sport: bungee jumping into a body of water containing live crocodiles.

after centuries. the king. To the benefit of the divers. focus. Some of these include determining the height of the jump (23 – 28 meters for men. Today. an ideal entering speed of 75 – 100 km/h. 18 – 23 meters for women). . Cliff diving is one of the riskier kinds of diving. cliff diving is defined as the acrobatic perfection of diving into water from a high cliff. Kahekili. to prove their courage and loyalty. extreme caution is a must. demanded that his men leap off high cliffs and enter the water feet first without a splash. certain standards have been set to minimize the risk factor. This dangerous sport originated from the Hawaiian Island of Lana´i in 1770.Cliff Diving Adding a new dimension to the sport of diving. Braving the rough rocks. hence. the activity has expanded into a sport that is marked by immense courage. divers take a plunge in the hard-hitting water beneath to experience a thrill to last for a lifetime. thrill and risk.

It sounds a little boring until you see it. The idea is to do stunts with them.and a free fall time of 3 seconds. Freestyle Powerisers Stilts This is an up-and-coming extreme sport where you wear these things on your feet that are sort of a cross between low stilts and pogo sticks. .

The game is played using nothing more than snorkeling equipment .which adds breathing as an important game factor.and of course the stick. meaning players have to manage the oxygen in their body. The sport was invented in Great Britain during the 1950's when some British divers were looking for ways to stay fit during the winter. The game is played at the bottom of the pool using a puck weighing over one kilogram. The sport is tough and tiring though it is not as bad for . underwater hockey is what some divers like to do during the winter months when the outside water is too cold for diving. protective gear and gloves .Underwater Hockey A little known sport.

AirKick works propeling participants through the air in a pre-calculated parabolic trajectory using a special combination of air pressure and water recoil technology.experienced divers capable of holding their breath for extensive periods of time. AirKicking In this strange extreme sport. Approximately 60 Liters of water are then forced through a rocket nozzle under the seat. The participant sits in a specially constructed seat at the back end of the catapult arm and 3. (Link) .1…liftoff! The participant himself sets the device in motion by pushing a button. a human catapult launches individuals over 26 feet in the air into a swimming pool or foam pit. The sport is becoming increasingly popular around the world and some countries have formed national teams which take part in world championships. This pressurized water (8 to 10 bar of air pressure) propels the participant 8 meters (26 ft) though the air for a cool and refreshing splash down in a swimming pool.2.

Slacklining A balance sport. stretching and bouncing like a large rubber band. Slacklining utilizes nylon webbing stretched tight between two anchor points. It is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut — it is instead dynamic. . The line's tension can be adjusted to suit the performer and different types of dynamic webbing can be used to achieve a variety of feats. Christian Schou holds the Guinness World Record title for the highest slackline after crossins a Norwegian fjord in Kjerag. therefore keeping the slacker's footing from rolling as would be the case with an ordinary rope. The line itself is flat. due to the nature of webbing. Norway at 3.280 feet (1000 meters) — the equivalent of 3 Eiffel towers high. The dynamic nature of the line allows for imposing tricks and stunts.

either . which is pumped up with air.Zorbing Ball Effectively throwing yourself down a slope in a giant ball. is one of the latest extreme sport craze to sweep the world. This bizarre sport. There are two different ways to zorb . involves a giant plastic ball. one inside the other. The person zorbing is in the area between the skins. or ‘Zorbing”. Like a number of other extreme sports. The middle ball effectively suspends them on a cushion of air 700mm off the ground and the ball is then rolled down a hill. invented in 2000. which has two skins. zorbing originated in New Zealand. such as bungee jumping.

harnessed inside the ball. or "hydrozorbing". . which zorbers can slide around on as it revolves. which involves putting water in the ball.

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