An extreme sport is apopular term for certainactivities perceived ashaving a high level ofinherent danger, Theseactivities often involvespeed, height, a highlevel of physicalexertion, and highlyspecialized gear orspectacular stunts.Athletes in theseactivities compete notonly against otherathletes, but alsoagainst environmentalobstacles andchallenges.
• Red bull is one of the most included companies in extreme sports• It uses extreme sports to advertise it’s drinks• Some of the most popular Red Bull events are: – Red Bull Rampage – Red Bull Dolomitenman – Red Bull Art of Motion – Red Bull X-fighters
• Downhill biking (DH) is a time trial (!) mountain biking event held on a course with a decrease in elevation(!). The races are held on steep, rocky off-road terrain, often involving jumps as high as 4-5 meters.• Not any king of bike is used for this kinds of competitions, but full- suspension bikes, with large tires, disc brakes and special geometrics for the frame(!).• The safety gear used for this sport is again very professional, involving full body armor and a full face helmet(!).• Some of these bikes and gear can be as expensive as 10 000 euros.Great video:http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=EVV027vLmeY
Wingsuit flying is the sport of flying the human bodythrough the air using a special equipment, called awingsuit. The wingsuit creates the surface area with fabricbetween the legs and under the arms. A wingsuit may bereferred to as a birdman suit or squirrel suit(!).Often this wingsuit flying is done near canyons (!),increasing the danger of the sport.Nice video (skip to 1:35):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlAW_1hgT8
• Surfing is a extreme sport in which individuals paddle into a wave on a surfboard, jump to their feet, and are propelled across the water by the force of the wave, which is most often carrying the surfer towards shore.• These waves can be as high as 7-8 meters putting the surfer at danger of drowning in the rare occasion where the wave collapses over him.• Similar extreme sports: wakeboarding, waterskiing, windsurfing, kitesurfing. SUPER COOL VIDEO (skip to 0:40): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaahUogxMow
• Snowboarding and skiing are one of the most widely practiced extreme sports in the world • They both involves descending a slope that is covered with snow while standing on a board or skies attached to a riders feet.• Other forms or skiing and snowboarding are freestyle and freecarve riding, which involves skiers and snowboarders to go over specially made jumps and preformed tricks or ride with extremely high speeds cool video (skip to 1:18): down a slalom track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh29_SERH0Y
You afraid? You should be!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGdRKIA2nzc