Jul

21

Kite Surfing

By Adrenaline

Kite surfing is an extreme water sport that uniquely combines numerous other activities, including surfing, paragliding and even gymnastics. To put it simply, kite surfers will utilized the wind via the kite in propelling their surfboard across the surface of the water. While you can utilize a standard board for this activity, it is recommended to opt for one that includes straps or binds for your feet in order to exercise more control and be able to perform more complex moves easily and safely.

Kite surfing is not regulated by any internationally recognized organization at this point, although groups like IKA or IKO are doing their best in training extreme water sports enthusiasts on the correct ways to practice this activity in a safe manner. At the same time, IKO provides kite surfing certifications upon training.

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Jul

21

Hang Gliding

By Adrenaline

Hang gliding is regarded as one of the most exciting adventures in which you get to pilot a non-motorized aircraft that can be launched into the air using only your feet. The hang glider, which is also referred to as a delta plane, consists of the frame commonly made from aluminum and composite materials, onto which the fabric that provides air gliding capabilities is attached.

How hang gliding works

When hang gliding, you will be suspended from the aforementioned frame and you will be able to exercise control over the altitude or direction by translating the weight of your body against the steering frame. It is also important to note that some of the newest hang gliders will include control solutions similar to a motorized aircraft, but most enthusiasts consider that they take some of the fun out of hang gliding. Initially, when the delta planes were not yet optimized, you would not be allowed to glide in steep hilly zones, due to the control limitations. The good news is that these aircrafts have come a long way since then and nowadays few restrictions regarding the layout of the area will apply.

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Jul

21

Parkour

By Adrenaline

While it is true that many people still do not accept the fact that Parkour is a standalone extreme sport, the nature of this physical activity as well as the risks involved in practising it has helped it gain numerous adepts around the world.

To define Parkour, it suffices to say that this non-competitive discipline comprises of moving quickly through an obstacle course, often represented by normal urban settings. In other words, you have to vault, jump, run, climb or roll and basically do anything in your power to reach a pre-established destination in a fast and exciting manner.

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Jul

21

Bungee Jumping

By Adrenaline

Are you interested in the fascinating world of extreme sports? Even if you are not, it is unlikely that you have not heard about bungee jumping. This exciting activity has been in practice for over half a decade and nowadays, bungee enthusiasts have a myriad of locations to enjoy this sport. You can dive from bridges, cliffs and buildings, as virtually any tall structure will do. If you want to make things more interesting, you can even dive from mobile objects, including air balloons, helicopters, so on and so forth. Well, instead of the parachute utilized in skydiving, bungee jumpers are tied to the upper end of the jumping structure via an elastic cord.

How bungee jumping works

When you jump from the high point of your choice, the elastic cord that is attached to your legs will stretch, giving you the sensation of free falling up to the point when you reach its maximum stretching capabilities. Since the cord is elastic, at that point you will bounce back towards the upper section of the objective; thanks to the recoil. You will continuously oscillate between an upwards and downwards motion until you have completely exhausted the energy generated by the original dive when you stretched the cord, causing it to react to your weight. On a side note, the length as well as the tension of the cord are adjusted in accordance to the weight of the jumper and the height of the objective.

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Jul

20

Boots and Bindings for Your Snowboard

By Adrenaline

snowboardWhen you are already involved in exploring the excitement brought in by using a snowboard out there on the mountain picks, you must have learned already of the importance that boots and bindings play in your performance.

If you are searching for these items and want to make sure that you get the suitable ones, you should know how to make a pick. There are many of such products available on the market, from boots that use clipping systems to those that use the classical shoe lace, and you should know which of them can bring you the most comfort when being on the slope while snowboarding and all.

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