Extreme Sports Articles
Expert Author: Ray Martin
There is no such thing as rubbing an ancient lamp and expect the genie living inside to squeeze out of the tiny lamp's mouth and tell you the best places to go riding on your ATV. At this point of time, there isn't a single book published on the best riding areas in the United States, so if you want to find out the places to go riding on your ATV, you will need to be resourceful.
Expert Author: Ray Martin
ATVs are gaining a great popularity among youths, adults as well as children. Hence, the knowledge of ATV safety should be growing as well. While the CPSC is committed to doing its part in promoting the safety issues of an ATV, the consumers, parents, manufacturers, dealers and retailers must also work hand in hand on this issue too. Here are some ATV safety tips for you - in case you have long forgotten about them.
Expert Author: Andy Bolton
A look at my first Hot Air Balloon Ride and how I became interested in this exceptional sport. My first Hot Air Balloon ride was back in 1997 it seems like a long time ago now but I remember it like yesterday. Getting up at a staggering 4.00 am in the morning and driving to the Balloon Club. I had been given a Day out experience of a lifetime for a birthday present.
Like an eclipse, it covered the sun and then gradually glided away. With no second thought, a nearby old village bloke quickly short back, "it's a sign, it's a sign, didn't I tell you, it's definitely a sign". That wasn't a sign. That was an American Pilot, Caril Ridley, conducting a high altitude flight test using a hang glider in India. Since that day, December of 1974, and today, February 2007, the industry has grown tremendously.
Human beings have always had a fascination with the ability to fly. While it isn't something that we are naturally capable of doing, but there has been numerous efforts. One of these is the sport of hang gliding. It is arguably one of the most extreme sports out there. It provides what many say is the ultimate rush. Running off of a cliff and feeling the wind pick up your glider is an experience that many people miss out on, but one that is unmatched by any other feeling.
Bungee jumping is definitely not a sport for the faint of heart. If you watch a line of people who are waiting to bungee jump, you would be surprised at how many of them back out at the last moment. Falling from a high place is among the most fearful scenarios for many people. You will feel like you are in space because gravity will not work. However, if you can Stomach your fear and allow yourself to take that first jump, you will discover that it is one of the most adrenaline-filled and extreme activities.
Extreme sports like street luging, skateboarding on rails and ramps, and snow boarding off nearly impossible jumps are hotter today than they have ever been before. The athletes who pursue these challenging activities often become as dedicated as Olympians and spend hours every day practicing and improving their technique in order to be able to enjoy the thrill that only making the perfect ollie or dropping a hill on a buttboard can bring.
The winter sports of luge and bobsledding have a lot in common. Both are featured prominently in the winter Olympics. Both are extremely dangerous for the participants. Both consist of plummeting feet first down the same slippery track at top speeds. Both sports require nerves of steel and reflexes of lightning. However, there are a lot of subtle difference between these two sports that test the limits of how humans relate to gravity.
BASE jumping is not a sport for the faint of heart. Athletes who practice this extreme sport climb to the top of tall buildings, canyons, or other structures; jump off; enjoy a period of free falling; then open a parachute and coast to the ground.
Expert Author: David Ogden
Bike and Run Adventure Racing is the latest Concept from Gerard Fusil the founder of the Raid Gaulioses, who now organisers the Annual Reunion D'aventures and the bike and Run Oman Adventure.
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