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There are no limitations. There are no rules. This is the philosophy that guides extreme sports — allowing individuals to search for the thrills that are too often denied in everyday existences.
Thrills aren’t meant to be demanded without care, however. There are instead basic safety procedures that should be completed before any game:
Extreme sports are defined by intrigue. They urge players to push themselves, to seek out unexpected adventures. Those adventures can be found within the wild — in forests, oceans, mountains and more. The uniqueness of the location doesn’t encourage a disregard for sense, however. Before participating in any sport you must be aware of the area. Mark all trails; research all routes; and contact local rangers or similar professionals for advice. You must know all you can to ensure your safety.
The weather is a fickle thing — with storms barreling in with no notice and the sun chasing after them. A day can be divided into endless temperatures and conditions. It’s imperative therefore to recognize how these conditions can affect a game. Be certain you note the forecast before attempting any sport. Understand the chances for rain, snow, strong wind speeds and more. These can counter your skills and make all games challenging… and dangerous.
You are human. This is a sad truth but no less an insistent one. You have limitations — and these must be recognized. Never compete in extreme sports if you are already ill, injured or otherwise compromised.
Utilize these suggestions to better understand your sport and your chances for success.