“Winning isn’t everything–but wanting to win is.”
― Vince Lombardi Jr.
Physical and mental fitness is essential for every person. Sports and games should be made a part of life to make mind and body healthy. sports are a great source of entertainment, for those who participate and those who simply like to watch. Some people may pursue sports for their recreational purposes, while many take it to the professional level.
Every Sport involves some kind of risks, risks of losing and risk of getting injured. injury is a part of sports and is unavoidable. the only thing we can do is to minimize the intensity of injury. There are some sports played in many countries which involve high fatality risks but adrenaline rush excites dare devils to venture into such sports.
Check out some of the death defying sports around the world.
1. BASE jumping
Literally the term BASE in BASE jumping is derived from the acronym Building, Antenna, Span and Earth, meaning he cliff. The sport is highly exciting among the youngsters. Base jumping involves parachuting and participants hurl themselves from the fixed structures, a cliff of a mountain.
2 . Big wave surfing
Surfing is a famous adventure sport. Big wave surfing is a discipline of surfing. In this sport the surfer of surfing board paddle into or towed onto huge waves which are of at least 20 feet high. Moreover, the utmost credit goes to one who rides the wave of an intimidating height of 100 feet and this competition offers him a prize money of $100,000.
3. Bull Riding
Among the American cowboys bull riding is a rodeo sport. we can easily figure out, why this is one of the most dangerous sports in the world. In this sport the rider has to mount a huge bull and he has to stay atop the raging bull, while the bull attempts to buck him off its back. This dangerous sport is a huge favorite with men who love to show off their high levels of testosterone and consider themselves extremely macho. In this sport, there is a great chance of getting trampled by 1800 pounds bull, which can also lead to concussions and severe head injuries. The death is not uncommon.
4. Cave diving
Cave diving is no so familiar in the sports world. His adventure sport involves diving in underwater caves. The caves are at least partially filled with water content. In this sport, scuba equipment with specialized configurations are required. The sport also requires a wide range of other materials on the basis of varied circumstances involving the sport. Cave diving is full of some life-threatening dangers, of which, the major risks can be caused by lighting failure and low visibility.
5. Mountain climbing
Mountain climbing is a kind of highly dangerous sports which involves the breath taking activity of climbing up and down to the highest peak of the natural mountain. The truth about this game is that each and every step of it is risky. The mountain climber is exposed to various range of risks. The climber has to perform a heavy physical activity. Very often they suffer from muscle sprain, broken bones, torn ligaments, twisted ankles, back injuries, concussion, frost bite or even death.
6. Scuba diving
Scuba diving is one of the well-known adventure sports and most dangerous sports in the world. The word “Scuba” is actually an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA). This scuba is usually used by the diver to facilitate breathing underwater. It all may sounds wonderful but this beautiful sport comes with its own dangers. For instance, if the diver ascends too fast to the surface, it may lead to a fatal life threatening condition called “Decompression sickness”.
From its name, it is pretty obvious that heli-skiing involves helicopters. In fact, the sport is off-trail, skiing or downhill snowboarding is accessed by a helicopter. Some people are such passionate for this sport that they even book a year in advance so that they can find a great thrill in leaping onto snow on peaks. This advance booking helps them in getting the package at discount. The cost of this game often depends on the number of days too.
8. Street luge
Street luge is lot like skateboarding, with the only difference being that the rider has to be in a supine position on the sled which is called the luge board. This game is extreme gravity powered with a high velocity. The fact is that, the legality of this game is still in the shadows. Considering the danger level of this sport, it is an absolute requirement for the participants to put on helmets and protective leathers.
9. White-water Rafting
White-water rafting is actually an outdoor game. This game is full of thrill and peril. In this sport an inflatable raft is used as a vehicle for navigating the rough white water. In this game the environment varies widely and for this reason new challenges are always there for the participants to face. The white wild water threats the participants to get tossed or being smashed into the solid hard rocks.
BMX is commonly known as “Bicycle motocross”. It is extremely thrilling yet dangerous cycle sport. For the participation, one needs to own a special kind of bike, commonly known as “BMX Bikes”. At the professional level, these BMX bikes are quite expensive. The BMX biking is essentially a racing sports with too many off shoots. These offshoots include bicycle stunts on vertical ramp and flatland.