Extreme sports are all about the adrenaline junkie, and getting a boost of that rush of chemicals in the brain and throughout the body. Base jumpers, have noted their heart rates, and pulse highly elevated to the point of euphoria. They’ve also noted that slow-motion feeling that you get at times of extreme stress, or when you’re in the zone in sports is ever present.
For those that have never experienced the “Slow Mo” well, you probably wouldn’t understand, but for those who have you know what I’m talking about; BASE Jumping gives you all that and more, as the ground comes rushing at you in 150 miles an hour, and your body is falling and 32 feet per second, per second.
And then the chute opens, but you’re not home free yet, things can still go wrong but as you drift out of “harm’s way” the view is spectacular and like nothing else. These are times you’ll remember for your entire life, and they will be cemented into your mind, as burned in memory in slow motion video.
It is a bold statement to make that Skydiving is the number 1 of all extreme sports but many would say that it certainly is a heart-pumping, thrill seekers activity that is becoming more and more popular.
The term extreme sport is a fairly general term and actually covers a wide range of various sports and activities most of which include something to do with speed, heights and with a high level of adrenalin associated with it.
When people think of the words extreme or adventure generally the first though is skydiving. After all what could have higher speeds and heights with a high level of adrenalin than jumping out of a perfectly good aircraft with nothing but a parachute?
Basically the sport of skydiving refers to jumping out of a plane from around 8,000 feet and higher (in some cases much higher) with nothing but parachute creating a freefall experience before opening a parachute where the participant then floats gently down to the ground.
For the majority skydivers, especially first time sky divers the nerves kick in well before taking off in the
Most people who lure themselves into the addiction of sports aim for one thing and that is to maintain their overall body strength. There are those individuals who prefer to spend their free time in the gyms, jog around the nearest park, or be engaged in the tiring world of ball games. If one prefers not to dwell much on weightlifting and the likes, he has a better choice and that is none other than rock climbing.
Why rock climbing after all? Rock climbing ranks as one of the most adventurous and thrilling sports of today. Aside from boosting one’s body strength, rock climbing likewise develops discipline in one’s self. There are certainly obstacles which need to be surpassed by a rock climber. With these alone, the rock climber’s mind power is piqued since his mind is tickled in order to allow him to think of strategies so he can overcome the present obstacles. Overall, rock climbing stirs the strength of both the spirit and the mind of the person.
As one goes rock climbing, he is blessed with the
When you think of sports what do you think of? Maybe you think of football, soccer, basketball or baseball. Well, in the world of sports there is much more than just the classic sports you always hear about.
I have made a list of 3 extreme sports that will be sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Extreme sports, un-like other sports, are always exciting and are usually somewhat dangerous. The danger is the reason they are so exciting and why they are so extreme.
Let’s take a look at these sports and who knows, maybe you’ll find one your interested in and take on a whole new lifestyle.
1. The first sport on our list is motocross. I am sure you know what this is but incase you don’t, it’s when a lot of people race dirt bikes around a man-made track with jumps, whoops, berms and many more features. This is extremely fast paced and exciting to watch.
What is even more exciting is actually participating in the sport. It is a little expensive to start but it is an investment that keeps
There are a lot of people who engage in sports. You can join sports to enjoy and have some fun and at the same time have a healthy body. Swimming, basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball are some of the popular sports today.
Nowadays extreme sports has grown so popular to a lot of people especially with the young group. A lot of people got hooked with the thrill and excitement that they can get from it. Even though accidents and death are always possible, there are still a lot people who enjoy engaging in this kind of sport.
Actually, extreme sports have been around for decades already. It has grown so popular nowadays because of the increasing demand for exciting activities among teenagers. Mountain climbing, skateboarding, sky diving, surfing and diving are some of the most popular in this category.
Just to let you know, skateboarding was actually formulated by the surfers for them to practice and train while there is no enough waves to surf. You must realize that some extreme sports actually came from regular sports that you know. They just made it risky and
Extreme sports are sports filled with fun and adventure. When you are out playing a specific type of extreme sport, you feel the intense adrenaline rush and the loud beat of your heart. Every inch of you is getting weak especially when it is your first time to play the game. You will be facing pressure and most of all expectations from the one who supports and believes in you and most especially to those who are watching you. This is the real scenario when you are still a beginner on a certain type of extreme sport.
You will definitely learn to love the chosen extreme sport once you already got a hang of it. It will already be easy for you to do stunts and tricks and you will no longer feel weak every time you step out of the arena or the field where the sport is being played. The main key in order for you to become and feel like a professional is constant practice. Practice makes everything perfect. Though there is no such thing as perfect but at least you are close to achieving a smooth and beautiful performance.
So what is it exactly that defines an extreme sport? For one thing it has to be the opposite of what is accepted as culturally acceptable. That is, “enjoy the sport but for goodness sake be safe doing it!” There are contrarian views about the use of jumping stilts and ‘powerbocking’ as it is known, as to what level of extreme this is.
There are many sports that can be deemed high energy and injury prone. American football, rugby even cycling can provide its fair share of injuries. But it’s not considered ‘extreme’. Why on earth not when the sports people taking part can pick up an injury accidentally or even let’s face it, pre-meditated. Perhaps it’s because it does not include extreme speed, height, an array of stunts and a dose of specialized gear to participate. Another defining factor could be that most extreme sports are carried out by individuals rather than teams. An exception to this could be white water rafting which normally involves a team of people (more and more lately groups of corporates attempting to team build, but that’s another article!). Jumping stilts are definitely an individual sport but
What are the determining factors in naming a sport extreme? There are many sports considered to be extreme sports today but how did they become to be known as such? Some came from seemingly benign beginnings and have evolved to more dangerous sports. The addiction to these sports it seems comes from the associated adrenaline rush that comes from the participation in them. Let’s look at some examples of extreme sports.
Skateboarding is considered the best known of extreme sports and was actually started in the sixties by bored surfers looking for a way to get exercise and cross train when the surf wasn’t up. The sport took on a life of its own and soon national competitions were being held bringing the cult sport into mainstream America. From its humble beginnings the sport has now garnered worldwide attention.
The cold weather sister to skateboarding is snow boarding which takes the same movements and more onto the snow. This extreme sport has really caught fire today and in the last winter Olympics the snowboarding events were among the most popular. As its popularity has grown many resorts have added specialized
These days, with the evolution of the whole extreme sports concept, the topic of sports nutrition has also gained a lot of importance and attention from the sportsmen as well as from the media. The professional sportsmen performing in extreme sports hold an elevated status in society and this realization has pushed lots of initiatives to produce the latest and most effective in sports nutrition.
During the old days, athletes have relied steadily on the carefree formula of fast-food fare and energy drinks. Not much of a research was carried out on the requirements of sport nutrition at that time.
Now that competition is growing more and more intense each day, athletes are now acquiring the expertise of sports science experts to make sure that they can maximize their physical and mental potentials to its outmost limits and perform at their best.
To illustrate the efficiency and significance of extreme sports nutrition, let’s take an example of the motorcycle sports, which is one of the most popular extreme sports around.
A motorcycle rider, among other skills, needs to exhibit a lot of courage as
If you have never been rock-climbing before, it is a good idea to get some rock climbing instruction before you attempt anything crazy. There is much to learn about rock-climbing, and it can be a dangerous sport. It is in your best interest to get some rock-climbing instruction.
You can get rock-climbing instruction from qualified instructors at a climbing gym, a rock-climbing club, or a rock-climbing package that includes some rock-climbing instruction as well.
You will begin with a basic rock-climbing instruction where you will learn about the fun, but more especially, the safety procedures that are involved in the sport of rock-climbing. This class will cover the essentials for climbing steep rocks safely. The basic rock-climbing instruction class is valuable for those who want to pursue mountaineering. You will learn about knots, anchoring, belaying, communication signals, climbing techniques including rappelling and the rating system. These rock-climbing instruction classes are usually taught on a low-angle, moderate rock good for those just beginning.
The next phase of rock climbing instruction is where you complete a series of climbs with a wider range of more challenging climbing techniques. You
A rock climbing gym is the perfect place to get you started in the sport of rock climbing. In a rock climbing gym, you can learn all the safety techniques and safety procedures you will need in order to be a successful rock climber. You can’t just decide to go out and climb some rocks; that can be dangerous. You need to be aware of the perils you may encounter while rock climbing, as well as be properly outfitted when it comes to equipment. You can learn all this and more, when you join a rock climbing gym.
A rock climbing gym is a great place to meet new people who share your interest in the sport of rock climbing. You can find out where to purchase the best gear for the best prices, as well as find out about great rock climbing destinations.
A rock climbing gym is great for winter when it is too cold to rock climb; unless of course you are into ice climbing, but that is a whole other story. You can go to the rock climbing gym anytime, whether it’s raining or snowing or
Have you considered giving the sport of rock climbing a try, but don’t know where to begin to learn all you would need to learn to be a rock climber? Look no further than an indoor rock climbing wall.
An indoor rock climbing wall allows you to learn in a safe and secure environment where a fall from the wall won’t mean a fall to your death. You can find an indoor rock- climbing wall at any rock climbing gym. These types of gyms have become quite popular, so there are many of them around. To find one is easy, just look in your local yellow pages, or do some research and find a rock climbing gym online.
You will love learning on an indoor rock climbing wall. A fully trained and experienced staff is usually on hand when you join a rock climbing gym. There you will be surrounded by people who share your interest in the sport of rock climbing. People of all rock climbing experience levels will be there, not just pros.
When you learn rock climbing at an indoor rock climbing wall at a climbing gym, you will become familiar with
It’s a good idea to look the designs of other successful luge riders to get an idea of what you want. Speed is the main objective so you want something aerodynamic. Hopefully you are going to be going pretty flaming quick so the luge must be sturdy. Make some sketches of what you want you luge to look like.
When you have your design down you need to make your seat pan and rail. You might choose aluminum, fiberglass or wood. The properties of each are obviously different and all have pros and cons. You have to consider weight and length. It must be the right size for your body, but you probably worked that one out for yourself…. Consider flexibility too, you don’t want your butt to be bouncing up and down while traveling a couple of inches above the tarmac at 60mph…
Luge builders generally use the wheel and trucks from skateboards as they are specially built for this kind of thing. You can design you own axles if you prefer and have
Imagine soaring down a road in Dallas, Houston or elsewhere in Texas at 70+ mph while lying on your back, just inches from the asphalt. That’s the sport of street luge, an extreme gravity-powered activity that involves riding a street luge board, or sled, down a paved road or prepared course. Street luge is also known as land luge or road luge and, like skateboarding, street luge takes balance and lightening quick reactions. The only difference between street luge and the winter Olympic sport is the lack of snow and ice. Street luge was created in Southern California when downhill skateboarders found they could reach faster speeds by lying down on their skateboards. But, like regular luge, the concrete version picks its winners based on top speed.
In 1975, the first professional street luge race was held at Signal Hill, California, hosted by the U.S. Skateboard Association. The boards used in that race varied from basic skateboards to complex skate cars, in which the rider was completely enclosed by plastic or fiberglass. At the time, the sport was not referred to as “street luge,” but the term luge was used to describe some
Street luge is an extreme sport which involves hurtling down a large steep hill at up to 60+mph lying on a little board on wheels. You are just a couple of inches away form the pavement and trying to steer this over-sized skateboard around the bends. The chances of hitting an object or hole in the road and flipping over are pretty high. Sound like your cup of tea and want to know more about getting involved?
Watch some street luge events first hand. After this you may decide that you are not as insane as you thought you were and will take up knitting instead. If this doesn’t put you off try and chat to some of the riders to make sure they are not all insane or nearly paralysed. Try and catch the X games.
Part of this sport is building your own street luge, you can find plans for this on the internet and some of the riders should be able to give you some tips and pointers. You need to research this carefully to make you luge go as fast as possible for increased adrenalin rush.
Ten years ago most people would have drawn a blank at the mention of BASE jumping, a fringe extreme sport that involves throwing one’s self from cliffs and buildings with a parachute. Today, even those in their Golden Years are familiar with the sport, and might even be familiar with some of the technical terminology. But BASE jumping will forever remain primarily a novelty activity due to its high risk and limited accessibility. For those individuals with the desire to participate in such an intense activity more than vicariously through the rare few willing to risk their lives, there is a new sport on the verge of exploding. It’s called Speed Flying and although far safer than BASE jumping, the adrenaline factor is only one notch less.
Speed Flying is in its infancy now, but like many adventure sports before it, is quickly gaining traction as a familiar sport to the masses. This traction is building in a form beyond the typical flood of online videos however; mainstream individuals are actually participating in it. Most likely you are wondering what exactly this hot new sport is, and maybe even how you might get involved. Read on to
The sport of BASE jumping is a small knit community of parachuting enthusiasts. When it comes to finding gear it can be difficult at first, as every BASE jumper try’s to keep newbies from receiving gear before they are ready. Mainly because BASE jumping is an extremely dangerous sport and experienced jumpers don’t like to see those who start after them pass before them.
Quality BASE jumping gear is not easy to find. Every jumper has different expectations in the gear that they jump. What goes into quality BASE jumping gear? There are 4 main quality inspections, the quality of fabric, stitch, symmetry, and size. All of these items come together to make a quality piece of jumping equipment.
What should you look for when you receive you new gear? First, you need to take a careful look at the stitches & bartacks that hold the gear together. To do this, follow each stitch seam with your finger and eyes searching for any defects in the stitch. It is normal for a stitch to break every now and then due to stress on the thread from amount of fabric that
You have gone sky diving, you’ve gone parasailing and you’ve tried bungee jumping… and they just aren’t enough of a thrill. What’s left? Why not throw yourself off a building (with a parachute of course). That’s exactly what brings people to the sport of BASE jumping.
BASE jumping is an extreme sport that entails jumping from a stationary object, experiencing a few moments of free fall and then opening a parachute to coast the rest of the way to the ground. BASE stands for building, antennae, span and earth and refers to the type of structures that people launch themselves from. Span is used to describe bridges or other structures that go across something and earth refers to mountains, cliffs, etc.
While BASE jumping can be extremely thrilling and an amazing adrenaline rush, it is extremely dangerous! In fact it is probably the most dangerous sport that exists today (though alligator wrestling is probably a close second). The most common problems that occur during a BASE jump have to do with the landing area and the launch area. Since there aren’t any “official” jump locations, athletes don’t always have enough
Malaysia has numerous base jumping events being held every year. But first what is Base Jumping? Base jumping stands for Buildings, Antenna, Span and Earth, this describes the platforms from which Base jumpers would take off from. The first Base Jump was held in Malaysia in 1999, when Aziz Ahmad obtained authorization to jump from the Menara Kuala Lumpur. He together with Capt. Abdul Rahmat Omar and Martin Dumas, a Canadian, took off from the Menara Kuala Lumpur from the Broadcast end of the Tower at a height of 300 meters on Sunday the 3rd of October, 1999. This event is listed as Malaysia’s first Base Jump in the Malaysian Book of Records.
The first Base Jumping event to be held in Malaysia was on 1st February 2001. 50 jumpers took off from the Menara Kuala Lumpur completing 434 jumps inline with the Federal Territory Day celebrations in Kuala Lumpur. The event gained recognition from around the world and was the first major Base jumping event off a building to be hosted by any country. There are now many base jumping events being held in Malaysia attracting tourists and international base jumpers from around the globe.
Some people believe a break from work should involve more than just a holiday: it should be an adventure! Which is why adventure travel is becoming so popular. It doesn’t have to mean climbing Everest, attempting K2, or crossing a desert on the back of a camel: but it can, though it can just as easily mean a guided rafting trip in the Grand Canyon, seeing the desert from the basket of a balloon, a bungee jump like James Bond (off Switzerland’s Verzasca Dam) or a road trip somewhere literally *off the beaten track*.
Trekking in Nepal or paddling the Grand Canyon are the classic adventure travel options, and for most adventure travellers involve a bit of travel to get to, but there are travel adventure options in every country — you ‘d be surprised to see the list of where all the best paragliding destinations are, and paragliding definitely qualifies as adventure travel if it’s done right. Ice climbing, cave diving, shark diving, paddling between scenic islands, trekking overland, base jumping, or even heli-biking or heli-skiing can elevate your travels to adventure travels, and these kinds of adventure travel options can be