10 Unbelievable Sports
A look at sports that have been taken to the extreme.
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Sports are wonderful things when they are played but the ones that partake in these sports are taking sports to the extreme. These sports leave “Macho” way behind.
Boarding on a Volcano
These people race down an active 2,380 foot volcano. They reach speeds of 50 miles an hour and the only protection they have is the board that is between them and the volcano ash. To try this sport you really have to be a sports fanatic. Would you believe that there are thousands of people head to the foothills of Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro Mountain every year to get the thrill of going down this volcano on a board? They do wear protective jump suits, knee-pads and helmets. This fad started in 2005 and the boards they use are customized for this sport. Believe it or not this mountain attracts up to 10,000 people a year.
What use to be roller skating in a safe arena is now known as Limbo Skating today and it is certainly not in the safety of an arena. In India the latest rage with roller skates is skating under vehicles. You have to be more than limber to do this as it requires flexibility, strength and the balance of a gymnast. Looking at this picture I can assure you that if I could even get in the position this guy is in, I would need an ambulance to get me on my feet again.
This sport is illegal but that doesn’t stop these guys from climbing aboard this moving train. This is a very big issue in South Africa. Many of the young people that have tried this sport has ended up with serious injuries or death. The sport started in 1980 in Germany. It died out for awhile but was rediscovered by a gang in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bungee jumping is not unusual today; in fact you can see it almost everywhere you look. The difference in this bungee jumping is that they are going down into a pool of water that holds live crocodiles. This changes bungee jumping to crocodile bungee. Makes you wonder how bored some people are with life!