Extreme Sports, A Way of Life

Hang gliding is an adventure sport that has been around for years. As with many adventure sports, it is best to learn from a trained professional. These air craft, if you will, are non-motorized sails that are foot propelled on the ground off of a cliff, for example. The wind catches the glider and can then be controlled to move in all directions by the adventurer. Hang gliding technology has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in the 1880s. Now adventurers can glide for several hours, and have more maneuverability than ever before.

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BASE Jumping may be one of the most heard-about and read-about of adventure sports. The inherent danger in this sport can, indeed, be higher than in many others. There are also more and more laws being put in place to make it illegal to BASE jump from certain buildings, bridges, and other structures. These laws may stop some BASE jumpers, but it certainly does not stop all of them. BASE jumping is using a parachute to jump from the top of a fixed object. As long as jumpers can find suitable jumping-off points, there will always be a fine line between an adventure sport and an illegal activity in this case.

Scuba Diving has been around for a very long time, and it is an adventure sport undertaken by fresh water and salt water explorers alike. For those with a keen sense of adventure and a love of the water, this is an excellent way to spend time. Scuba diving can range from a simple, shallower water reef exploration trip to deep water adventures and underwater cave exploration. Obviously, the need for special equipment is important here, and it can be more expensive than other adventure sports, but explorers who can see this wonderful, underwater world first hand often fall in love with it and there is nothing like diving for those people.

Whitewater kayaking is an awesome adventure sport that is constantly growing in popularity. Learning to maneuver, roll, and right a kayak can be a bit tricky, but seasoned professional can help a novice learn all he or she needs to know to have a great on-the-water adventure. The draw of this sport is that the adventurer us pitted against none other than Mother Nature herself. Kayaks have become much lighter, easier to maneuver, and now have a host more features than ever in the past. This is an activity not for the faint of heart, but an adventurer could find a lifelong hobby by learning to whitewater kayak.

Adventure Sports provide an Adrenaline rush like no other

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