Swinging a bat, throwing a ball, and running around a pitch for a couple of hours can sometimes seem too mundane. This is why we often shift our focus toward extreme sports. While we would prefer our kids didn’t want to do these, here are some of the most popular sports for the adrenaline junkies and their audiences. Just remember the quote: “If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.”
Do you like flying kites? What if I told you that you could be a kite? Some people really enjoy flying to the extent of getting strapped in onto a hang glider, an aircraft that’s shaped like an arrowhead with a small frame you hold on while flying. It goes without saying that this sport is not recommended for those that have issues with heights.
This extreme sport makes you feel like a kid again. You get into a giant plastic ball that is transparent and you roll down the hill. Apart from some odd racing events, this sport is not competitive and serves only as entertainment. It originated in New Zealand, but, these days, you can find a zorb almost anywhere. This is the least extreme of all extreme sports.
Have you ever had those nightmares of falling down and then waking up just before you hit the ground? I have. Nevertheless, I would still like to try my luck with bungee jumping one day. This isn’t a sport so much as an extreme ride. You get on a bridge, tie yourself to the bungee cord securely, make sure the said cord isn’t too long (otherwise, you get to enjoy only half of the jump and you can only do it once), and jump off. See you at the bottom!
I’m not going to lie – this scares the heck out of me. People in wingsuits jump off of cliffs or helicopters and take pride in narrowly missing the jagged rocks and hilltops. The wingsuit is constructed in a way that resembles the flying squirrel. Just like that squirrel, you aren’t really flying, but gliding. Even a minute error in your calculations and you are likely to go splat!
This originally started as an extreme exercise program but has since branched out. You can now do CrossFit as a sport. Provided you find an enthusiast that will give you the fact instead of just saying how awesome it is, you will find many things that seem extreme. Have you seen some of their competitions? They’re crazy. However, if done right, CrossFit will not only quench your thirst for adrenaline, it will sculpt your body as well.
As an honorable mention, even though it doesn’t count as an extreme sport, football match between France and Italy in 2016 had some pretty extreme moments. For more info follow the link sportface.it/euro-2016-calcio/euro-2016-francia-portogallo-la-storia-sorride-ai-bleus/56184.