7 Of The Best Adventure Sports In The World
What is life without a bit of risk? The adventure sports that we are going to mention here can truly take the risk to a whole new level.
No matter whether you are an adrenaline junkie or not, you will definitely feel the adrenaline running through your veins once you involve yourself in any of the sports listed below. So stop doing what you are doing now and focus solely on the list below. Who knows? You might just fall in love with a few.
This sport involves jumping from a tall fixed height such as a crane, or a bridge, or a building, or even a movable object (such as a hot air balloon or a helicopter).
The bungee jumping participant is attached with cord stretches so that after a free fall the cord recoils and keeps oscillating up until the kinetic energy is dissipated evenly and safely for good.
So you see, there’s nothing to worry as long as proper safety equipment and precautions are used for the jump.
As you can see from the photograph above, rafting is a water body sport where an inflatable raft is used to navigate a river (such as a downhill mountain river) or any other water body exhibiting a strong current, on the whole.
The rafting sport is usually classified into 6 classes or grades.
The first two grades are usually considered safe and require very basic level skills. Grade 5 and 6, on the other hand, require full mastery of the techniques because they are significantly more dangerous than the other grades of this sport.
Almost every one of us has dreamt of flying like a bird at certain times in our life. Well, paragliding is one of those sports that has made this dream come true.
Paragliding is an adventure sport in which you will have to take a lift from a certain altitude and control your glider well to gain more and more height over time and increase the duration of your flight.
Paragliding is considered an easier flying sport in comparison to its immediate counterparts, such as base dicing, skydiving, wingsuit flying, and so on. But try to avoid this sport at all possible cost, especially if you nurse a phobia for heights.
Skiing or snowboarding
Snowboarding and skiing are two of the most popular adventure sports around that attract more than thousands of people almost all over the globe.
The beauty of this sport is the fact that you don’t have to be an expert ski racer to participate in all the events (barring those requiring a significant number of fancy moves like vaults and somersaults in the air, just like the immediate photograph shown above).
All you will need to participate is a decent set of skis, boots, helmets (MUST!), bindings, and an experienced guide.
Mountain biking is nothing but off-road bicycle riding. This adventure sport is popularly divided into a handful number of categories such as All mountain biking, Trail, riding, Cross-country biking, Dirt jumping, Downhill biking, and so on.
Mountain biking requires a good amount of skill in comparison to the others listed in this article. You will need a whole lot of balance, hand-eye coordination skills, endurance, core strength, and self-reliance to successfully participate in one.
So what do you reckon? Is it good enough for you?
Scuba diving is one of the most popular underwater adventure sports around, especially in places with coral reefs like the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.
You will need things like fins (for comfortable and faster movement underwater), a mask (for better visibility), oxygen cylinder (for breathing), and a few other basic instructions to start off with it. Scuba diving is one of the best ways of exploring underwater creatures, caves, and corals.
Backpacking is one of the greatest ways of exploring nature and getting to know it like the back of the palms.
For outdoor backpacking, you will just need a few essential gears in your backpacks, such as clothes, food, water, cooking kit, GPS navigation kit, shelter maps, emergency kit, and a few more similar things. If you are an enthusiastic nature lover, you would love this sport for sure.