Monday, October 25, 2010

Extreme Sports

You often hear of "extreme" sports. What exactly does that mean? According to wikipedia, an extreme sport is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger, and that are counter-cultural. While use of the term "extreme sport" has spread far and wide to describe a multitude of different activities, exactly which sports are considered 'extreme' is debatable.

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In 2004, author Joe Tomlinson classified extreme sports into those that take place in air, land, and water.

Nine air sports:
BASE jumping, bungee jumping, gliding, hang gliding, high wire, ski jumping, sky diving, sky surfing, and sky flying.

Eighteen land sports:
indoor climbing, adventure racing, aggressive inline skating, BMX, caving, extreme motocross, extreme skiing, freestyle skiing, land and ice yachting, mountain biking, mountain boarding, outdoor climbing, sandboarding, skateboarding, snowboarding, snowmobiling, speed biking, speed skiing, scootering and street luge.

Fifteen water sports:
barefoot water skiing, cliff diving, free-diving, jet skiing, open water swimming, powerboat racing, round the world yacht racing, scuba diving, snorkeling, speed sailing, surfing, wakeboarding, whitewater kayaking, windsurfing.

If you love extreme sports, you might be interested in some of these T-shirts and other items from Zazzle!

"Heart" Series Deck by NicholeCamarillo
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Cool snowboarding sticker
Cool snowboarding by sportsboutique
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Extreme Sports print
Extreme Sports by beverlytazangel
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Patroitic Snowboarder shirt
Patroitic Snowboarder by beverlytazangel
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