When you’re looking for some action, the sports that involve the most risk and danger are what appeal the most. Physical exertion, high speeds, and/or some of the highest heights all combine to form some of the world’s most extreme sports.
The thrills and spills you have the joy of experiencing are a large part of the draw to extreme sporting activities. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular extreme sporting options for adrenaline junkies in need of their next fix.
Dirt bike racing or BMX biking
If you want to go fast, it helps to have wheels. Two wheels offer up more versatility, and riding a dirt bike will have you flying in no time. If you’re starting out, it may be helpful to begin your two-wheeled journey on a BMX bike.
Get the feel for trickin’ on two wheels before you add an engine to the mix. When you’re ready, step it up to a dirt bike. Racing on a dirt track is exhilarating and high speed. The twists, turns, and collisions make dirt bike racing interesting enough to be a part of the X Games.
The desire to fly has always been an unreachable goal for humans, in an organic manner. Wingsuit flying is likely the closest possible activity humans can do to organically soaring through the air.
You will fly through the air with more directional control with a wingsuit that makes you look a bit like a flying squirrel. The wings of the suit are equipped with air pockets that give you more lift. The extra lift makes you fall a bit slower, and gives you more control over where you fall.
Highlining will test your fears
You don’t have to have a fear of heights to feel fear when you’re highlining. Highling is tight-rope walking on steroids. Highling is done with a slack rope several feet in the air.
There is no safety net or pole for extra support. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, you’ll find no shortage while walking a highline.
Volcano surfing gets hot
Sometimes you get the urge to sled without all the trouble of the cold, wet snow. Why not zoom down the side of a raging volcano?
Volcano boarding is exactly what you think it is; you hop onboard a special plywood toboggan, and sled down the side of an active volcano.
Windsurfing on open waters
Get out on the water, and explore the challenges faced on a windsurf board. Combining surfing and sailing, a windsurfing board is basically a traditional surfboard with a sail attached. There is a fairly significant circuit for windsurfing, and enough skill in the sport could win you quite the bounty in competition.