Extreme sports are for those that need to take their fitness and competitive spirit to a level beyond normal sports and activities. If you have a need to feel the excitement of the adrenaline rush, there are many ways you can get your fix and stretch your body to its limits. You could try marathons or triathlons but if you really want to take yourself out of your comfort zone then extreme sports are the only way to go. Now there are the usual extreme activities such as bungee jumping and snowboarding that are themselves extremely challenging but if you’ve tried those and need to find a new fix, there are a host of new, crazy extreme sports for you to try so do read on.
This could also win the prize for being one of the strangest extreme sports! So as long as you can do the splits, are very strong and good on skates you will be able to try your hand at limbo skating which is generally done under cars! It’s huge in India and attracts those youngsters with gymnastic abilities with the world record being held by a young boy for limbo skating beneath a total of 57 cars.
If your usual bungee jump is no longer enough then why not try the spiced up version and jump over a body of water filled with crocodiles. Guaranteed to get your pulse racing!
If you fancy racing down an active volcano at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour then this is the sport for you! The foothills of Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro Mountain attracts thousands of travellers and their boards, dressed in protective jump suits, knee pads and helmets. Volcano boarding has attracted over 10,000 participants since its creation in 2005.
Cliff diving is one of the riskiest forms of diving so standards have been fixed to protect the participants. Originating in the Hawaiian Island of Lana in 1770, the King demanded that his men leap off a cliff to demonstrate their courage and loyalty. Today divers will brave the rocks at a great height to take the plunge into the deep water below. Reaching speeds of up to 100 km per hour in a matter of seconds, this sport offers great thrills to all who love it.
This sport was invented in the UK by divers wishing to maintain their fitness levels during the winter. Using snorkelling equipment and of course all of the hockey gear, players have to hold their breath for long periods which is not too hard for experienced divers. The sport has gained popularity all over the world and national teams exist in some countries and participate in world championships.
If you have great balance and a stomach for heights then this could be the extreme sport for you. Slacklining uses a nylon webbing that is stretched between two points but unlike tightrope walking, the line is not rigid but stretches and bounces like a rubber band! As the webbing is flat and not round like rope it prevents your foot from rolling but because of the flexible nature of the line, it allows the slackliner to perform tricks and stunts offering amazing displays.
So if your North London skydiving team are no longer offering you the adrenaline rush you need then consider mixing it up and trying one of these more unusual activities if you dare! One thing is for certain, there will always be something new happening in the world of crazy extreme sports!