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Extreme Sports

Extreme sports are activities that are associated with an adrenaline rush that is felt by the participant. The sports are activities that individuals choose to participate in that generally have a high degree of danger. These activities are often dangerous and any error could result in injury or even death. Extreme sports are usually practiced by individuals rather than teams. It often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear.Extreme sports usually associated with youth and adolescents.

Before venturing out to experience the rush and excitement of an extreme sport, it is important to be physically fit and healthy. All extreme sports require a lot of discipline both physically and mentally. Engaging in an extreme sport before you are physically or emotionally ready will put you and your partners at even greater risk. It’s not about risking your life. It is about knowing the risks involved and following safety guidelines. Those who enjoy extreme sports must take their safety and the safety of those with them seriously. Although there is an adrenaline rush and excitement experienced during doing these sports, it is even more enjoyable when you follow specific guidelines to enjoy the sport without taking unnecessary life risks. Before start, the principles of exercise must be followed. You should begin with warming up and stretching. End your session with cooling down.

Here are some of the Extreme Sports listed :

Earth : Skateboarding, Longboarding, Mountain Boarding, Sandboarding, BMX, Motocross, FMX, Aggressive Inline Skating, Mountain Biking, Caving, Slacklining, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Free Climbing, Free Running (Parkour), Bouldering, Mountaineering, Parkour, Sand Kiting, Zorbing and etc.


Water : Surfing, Body Boarding, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Cave Diving, Flow Boarding, Paddle Surfing / Stand Up Paddle, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping, Scuba Diving, Knee Boarding, White Water Rafting, Skim Boarding, Jet Skiing and etc.


Air : BASE Jumping, Skydiving, Wing Suiting, Bungee Jumping, High-Lining, Hang Gliding, Paragliding and etc.

Extreme sports are growing in popularity, especially among young people. New types of extreme activities continue to be developed. These sports are gaining a large audience thus growing in popularity and participation. Magazines, websites, equipment and gear for extreme sports continue to expand. As people, young and old, continue to develop these activities, more will understand what extreme sports are. While the trend continues, you can expect to see greater variety of sports available, each one more unique than the last. You may even invent an extreme sport of your own.


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  4. All pictures were retrieved April 16, 2015 from the World Wide Web.
Last Reviewed : 03rd July 2018
Writer/Translator : Ahmad Mu’al-Zaffardan Putra Bin Kamaruddin
Accreditor : Saiful Adli Bin Suhaimi

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