Many people such as regular office-goers, thrill seekers, and adrenaline junkies (of course) are constantly looking for new ways of excitement and are trying sports which excitement-range is absolutely insane! Taking xtreme sports is the best solution for them. Many years ago making extreme sports list was easy, because there was a skateboard and a parachute only. Nowadays there are many new extreme sports – from free fall parachuting to white water rafting and from skateboarding to steep-skiing. These extreme activities requires a high level of skill and control to bring out the best performance. Seeking for adrenaline leads you to conquering your biggest fears by defying every theory and sense of reasoning. Be aware, reading our extreme sports list may increase your desire for taking some of it.
Bungee jumping has gained enormous popularity with people and doesn’t require a specific environment as it can be performed from any point that is high enough. It’s interesting that people search newer places to perform a jump from each day. Bungee jumping is not complicated at all: find a high place, get an elastic cord tied with one end tied to your ankles and the other end tied to the bungee jumping point and you take a jump! While taking the jump the cord will stretch automatically and absorb the energy of the fall. First you fly down vertically and then the cord pulls you back. Until all the energy is dissipated this process will keep happening.
Performing extreme skiing is usually on steep mountain slopes of more than 50 degrees and I think that this is one of the toughest extreme sports around. The mixture of ungroomed snow, steep slopes, natural obstacles, and aerial maneuvers pushes a skier to his physical limits. It is very dangerous sport because of the temperature, steepness and of every decision you make in certain moment. The first to practice extreme skiing was the Swiss skier Sylvain Saudan who invented the windshield wiper turn in 1960s.
Skateboarding is considered as an extreme sport ages ago. Some people see it as just hobby, some as an art form, and some as mean of transport. Skateboarding is accepted very well, especially by the youth. Skateboarding can result in serious injuries while performing some jumps and tricks and being reckless. The record for highest jump with skateboard is 23.5 feet, while the distance record off a jump is 79 feet.
Wake-boarding is new extreme sport as form of water-skiing with just one difference: surfer rides a wake-board, not skis. The surfer’s got small board and is towed by a motor boat attached by a cable. If you got lucky, you can get really serious air, soaring few feet in the air as you skim the surface of the water. Competitions for wake-boarding are numerous coming up over the years and this extreme sport is a part of the X Games.
Climbing is an old sport, but is still popular at all age groups. Climbing can be performed on indoor artificial rocks or on natural rock formations. Climbing’s goal is to reach the top. Training of climbing techniques and usage of specialized equipment is essential, same as the others extreme sports. This sport requires endurance, strength and ability and despite this physical requires it also has mentally requires as you need a high level of control.