Nowadays, Extreme sports, also known as action sports, are becoming really popular and famous due to how particular they are and having a high level of inherent danger. Most times they involve wind, speed height or other terrific situations. There is not a specific definition of extreme sports but the reality is that these sports or activities began in 1995 with a marketing strategy which promoting the X- games. This is an annual event, organized by U.S.A sports broathcaster ESPN. The event is divided in Winter and Summer sports and the participants compete to win medals and money prizes.
This is a competition really similar to the Olympic Games but with another type of sport games. The most common extreme sports are these:
Paragliding – All Terrain Windsurfing – Parkour – Aggressive Inline – Rock climbing – BMX – Cave diving – Surfing – Snowboarding – Ice climbing – Longboarding – Waveski .
I believe that the most interesting thing about these sports is the felling that you have while you are practicing it. I just try a few of them and I would like to explain my favorite ones. Surf and Snowbording.
Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a “surfer,” rides on the forward face of a wave. There are many different ways to ride the wave and we call them by different ways. Bodysurfing, bodyboarding, surfboard….
Currently, is one of the most popular and trendy sports worldwide, many people practice and it is said that the bask country with Australia are the best place to enjoy the best waves. Kelly Slater, Andy Irons and Aritz Aranburu are the three best surfers.
Surfers represent a diverse culture based on riding the waves. Some people practice surfing as a recreational activity while others make it the central focus of their lives. Within the United States, surfing culture is most dominant in Hawaii and California because these two states offer the best surfing conditions.
This can be the most exiting winter sport ever, it involves descending a slope that is covered with snow while standing on a board attached to a rider’s feet, using a special boot set onto a mounted binding. It is inspired in Skateboarding and Surfing and developed in the U.S.A betwwen the 60s and 70s .
If you want to practise this sport you must have a good equipment, which is really expenseive. You will need: a snowboard with bindings and boots are the most importat ones but althoug Snowboards, boots and bindings get all the love and attention, don’t forget about the accessories. The right helmet, goggles, stomp pads and even a lock for your snowboard are just as important as the gear you’re riding moreover a good jacket and a hat are really necessary.
There are three different styles which are Freeriding, freestyle and Freecave. This sport is consider and Olympic sport since the year 1998.
- Andersen Even (2011) Snowboard Freestyle ||Best Ever|| HD (DC proteam) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQB3kl-TSdw.
- ABC max Livestyle, ABC of snowboarding. http://www.abc-of-snowboarding.com/info/
- ESPM action sports (2012) http://espn.go.com/action/xgames/summer/2012/story/_/id/7963950/x-games-los-angeles-2012-guest-information