No matter how extreme you like your sports, it all comes down to what kind of an adrenaline rush you want. If you are the type that lives with no fear or likes the rush of a challenge, you have your choice to take it by land, sea or air.
Extreme sports has taken a whole new identity since its inception in 1995 under the moniker of “The X Games” but dates back even further if you consider bullfighting, aviation stunts, motor racing and mountain climbing to be “extreme”. As the times have gotten more modern, the games have gotten more technical, challenging and mostly with a surge from the wild side or add a huge danger factor. Many of these sports require a lot of practice, supervision and just plain skill.
Some of the early forms of extreme sports include indoor climbing, skateboarding, in-line skating, snowmobiling, motocross, bobsledding and luging, all appearing in the land department. The air sports included anything from bungee jumping to gliding and hang gliding to ski jumping, sky diving, sky surfing, and sky flying. Extreme water sports are mainly of the boating variety with yacht racing, powerboat racing, windsurfing and kayaking but offer others like cliff diving, surfing and jet skiing.
The last 15 years has brought extreme sports to the point that while it’s all still dangerous and can cause bodily harm and unfortunately possible death, it has garnered vast interest from adolescents to teens to young adults worldwide and has been marketed everywhere in the world. Major countries from all around the world have competitions and brave participants that want to show off their talents. The “X Games” is more or less the “Olympics” of this sport for these young adults and teens whom compete and take the sport (or sports) seriously.
There’s just enough fun for the learner as well as the spectator when it comes to extreme sports.