An extreme sport is a popular term used for activities that involve high level of inherent risk. These activities may involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear or spectacular stunts or any similar activity that tests the individual’s daring.
Are you into extreme sports? Or let me put it this way, are you the one who while watching the extreme sports on TV channels feels the excitement? If you’re the one who has the deep inside desire to try out the extreme daring sports once in your life then indeed you would love talking about the extreme sports that take place all over the world.
There are surely innumerable people all around the globe who somewhere deep inside their hearts have desired to experience the thrill of trying out various sports. But then, the risk involved, or I must say one or the other personal reason might have pulled them back. Frankly, I feel those who dare they do!
All around the world, there are extreme sports activities that are organized to let adrenaline junkies test their guts. I am well aware of the fact that there are not one two or just few extreme sports that are worth giving a shot. But then, not all can be labelled as extreme sports.
Listed below are the sports that can well be categorized as the World’s Most Dangerous Extreme Sports. I’ve compiled the list of the 20 Incredibly Dangerous Extreme Sports that I thought would raise the brows of all you out there.
Christian Schou at 3,280 feet which is the equivalent of being 3 Eiffel towers high in the sky is the highest slackline in the world. One has to walk on the rope that is not held rigidly tight, instead it stretches and bounces a lot like a rubber band. Scary!
2. Volcano Boarding
Volcano boarding, as the name hints is actually crazy as it sounds to be. For the people genuinely interested in extreme sports can head to Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro Mountain in central America which is the only place around the world where you can throw yourself down an active volcano.
You are provided with the specially designed skateboard to fly down 2,380 ft high Cerro Negro with up to 50 mph speed. The slope is 41 degrees at its steepest and although the climb to the top takes 45 minutes, you are sure to be down in a flash.
3. Base Jumping
Have you ever thought of climbing of the building? Well, I’m surely not talking about suicide! If you’re looking for thrilling experience then Base Jumping could fascinate you. The words B.A.S.E stands for the four objects from which you can jump: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).
4. Train Surfing
Train surfing involves the riders clinging or surfing on moving trains. It’s one of the extremely dangerous activities that is illegal and many underground stations are running campaigns against the sport. It is extremely documented in Africa and India.
5. Wing Walking
Wing walking is the act of walking out onto a wing of an airplane while it’s in the air. I am not sure if, this can be included in the extreme sport but being extremely dangerous it deserves a special mention in the list of extreme sports.
6. Street Luge
Street luge is a sport that was born in southern California by downhill skateboarders who found they could reach much faster speeds by lying down flat on the board and propelling themselves down very steep hills. If you’re the one who finds thrill in high speeds, this one is for you.
7. The Birdmen
Ever wanted to fly high like a bird? The Birdmen lets you do the same. Wearing a wing suit you can jump off a big cliff, control your movements and fly yourself down to the ground.
All this without any parachute! With the amazing speeds of 140 to 150 miles per hour the birdmen is an extreme sports that’s not for the weak hearted. At Romsdal Valley of Norway you can enjoy the feeling of free falling
8. Crocodile Bungee
Do I need to spend words for explaining what actually this sport is all about? It’s similar to bungee jumping with a difference. The difference is not as uncomplicated as it sounds. One needs to do the bungee jump with the risk of being caught by crocodile. Daring, huh!
9. Cliff Diving
Cliff diving is diving into water from a high cliff. Braving the rough rocks, divers need to take a plunge in the hard-hitting water beneath. This dangerous sport originated from the Hawaiian Island of Lana´i in 1770.
10. Freestyle Powerisers Stilts
It’s up-and-coming extreme sport where you wear slits on your feet and do stunts with them. The flips might sound easy but when you someone doing it you would actually feel how much guts this requires.
AirKicking is an extreme sport in which a human catapult launches individuals over 26 feet in the air into a swimming pool or foam pit. AirKick works propeling participants through the air in a pre-calculated parabolic trajectory using a special combination of air pressure and water recoil technology.
The participant sits in a specially constructed seat at the back end of the catapult arm and 3,2,1…liftoff! The participant himself sets the device in motion by pushing a button. Thereafter 60 lts of water is forced through a rocket nozzle under the seat. The pressurized water propels the participant 8 meters (26 ft) though the air for a cool and refreshing splash down in a swimming pool.
12. Freestyle Motocross
Freestyle motocross widely known as FMX is the sport in which stunts and tricks such as flips like the back flip, double back flip and the whip flip are done with the motorcycle. The sport is extremely dangerous and involves high risk of injuries.
13. Ice Climbing
In the Ice Climbing sport one need to climb on the ice foundation such as a frozen waterfall or a mountain covered in ice. It asks for guts to climb cold, frigid mountain or waterfall that’s totally frozen.
14. Speed Riding
Speed Riding is a fast paced a sport in which you experience the thrill of speed. All you need to do it gather the guts and get a hold of wing which lets you perform a stunt type of parachute and some skis and you are all set to experience the thrill.
15. 4WD Sand Dune Climbing
Steep and high sand dunes are almost impossible to climb. Imagine yourself driving a 4×4 to the top with the fear of falling off. Popular in the United Arab Emirates, 4WD Sand Dune Climbing is genuinely for gutsy freaks.
Skydiving is a sport for thrill seekers. The jump involves individuals exiting an aircraft at anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 meters (3,000 to 13,000 feet) altitude. The history of skydiving starts with Andre-Jacques Garnerin who made successful parachute jumps from a hot-air balloon in 1797.
17. Bungee jumping
Bungee jumping is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, like building, bridge or crane or movable objects like hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground. The free-falling from the rebounds brings actual thrill.
18. Extreme skiing
Extreme skiing is skiing performed on long, steep (typically from 45 to 60+ degrees, or grades of 100 to 170 percent) slopes in dangerous terrain. Extreme skiing can be classified under big mountain skiing or freeskiing which encompasses all aspects and methods of descending off-piste terrain.
As the slopes are steep and terrains are extremely dangerous, single mistakes at the wrong moment can lead the skiers into problem.
19. Sky Surfing
Sky surfing is a type of skydiving in which the skydiver wears a board attached to his or her feet and performs surfing-style aerobatics during freefall. The boards used are smaller in size and look more like snowboards or large skateboards.
The attachment to the feet is normally made removable, so that if the skydiver loses control or has difficulty opening their parachute, the board can be jettisoned. Skysurfing is a skill requiring considerable practice.
20. Whitewater kayaking
Whitewater kayaking is the sport of paddling a kayak on a moving body of water, typically a whitewater river. Whitewater kayaking can range from simple, carefree gently moving water, to demanding, dangerous whitewater. River rapids are graded like ski runs according to the difficulty, danger or severity of the rapid.
Aren’t these the most interesting extreme sports? You might be wondering why some of the sports are included in the list while they are not surely the extreme sports but deserved special mention for being rather full of craziness.
If you are the one who has tried at least one or few extreme sports listed above, you indeed might be talking about your lifetime thrilling experience with your family and friends after reading about the World’s Most Dangerous Extreme Sports.