The World's Most Extreme Sports

The World's Most Extreme Sports

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admin Nov 26, 2016

Sports are great way to exercise body and mind. Sports are also an incredible source of entertainment. Some people may play sports for their recreational purposes, while many take it to the professional level. Most of the physical sports involve some risks. Players playing these sports are likely to get injured. In the world of sports there are some sports that are extremely dangerous. Let’s take a look at the list.

1.White-water rafting

White water rafting

 

While the activity looks funny and exciting, it can also be dangerous.White water rafting is outdoor activity which use an inflatable raft to direct a river . This is often done on white water and mostly represents challenging environment for participants. Dealing with risk and the need for teamwork is often a part of the experience. The development of this sport as a free time entertainment has become popular since the mid-1970s.

 

According to International Scale of River Difficulty , there are six grades of difficulty while rafting.

International scale of river difficulty

2.Bungee jumping

Bungee jumping from high building

Bungee jumping is an sport that involves jumping from a tall structure  while you stay connected to a large elastic rope. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane; but it can also be possible to jump from a traveling object, such as a hot air balloon or helicopter, that has the capability to hover above the ground. The adrenaline comes from the free-falling and the rebound. When the person jumps, the rope stretches and the jumper flies upwards again as the rope recoils, and continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is frittered away. 

3.Alpine Skiing

Alpine skiing

Alpine skiing is an activity and competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to slip on snow.
There are different Ski racings that consists of five men or five women .
Downhill races are longest and due to that , it generates the highest speed from the skiers. Each skier makes only one run. The skier with the fastest time is the winner. As in all Alpine events, skiers need to be very accurate since they are timed to one hundredth of a second .

Slalom races are traditionally the shortest race. They are consist of close together turns or gates. Each competitor makes only one run, then the course is reset on the same slope, but, with position of the gates changed. The same day, those skiers qualifying for the second run make their run.The winner is considered the one who has the fastest time combining times of two runs.

Giant slalom (GS) races are similar to the slalom races, but, there are fewer entries and wider turns are needed to lead through them in the GS.

4.Big wave surfing

big wave surfing

In a big wave wipe out, a breaking wave can push surfers down from 20 to 50 feet (6.2 m to 15.5 m) below the surface. Once they stop spinning around, they have to quickly retake their equilibrium and find out which way is up. Surfers may have less than 20 seconds to get to the surface before the next wave comes near them. Additionally, the water pressure at a depth of 20 to 50 feet has the potential to rupture one's eardrums. Strong currents and water action at those depths can also slam a surfer into shelves of rock or the ocean floor, which can result in severe injuries and sometimes cause death.One of the greatest dangers is the risk of being held underwater by two or more successive waves. Surviving a triple hold-down is extremely difficult and surfers must be prepared to face with these situations.A major issue argued between big wave surfers is the necessity of the strap on the surfboard. In many instances, the strap can do more harm than good to a surfer, catching and holding them underwater and decreasing their opportunities to fight towards the surface. Other surfers, however, depend on the strap. Now, surfers use foot holds (like those found on windsurfs) rather than leashes to provide better security to the surfer's life.