Some Intense To Insane Extreme Sports For Your Bucket List
If you are looking for an insanely adventurous sport that combines bizarre skills and adrenaline surge, there are tons of thrilling activities that you can probably opt for.
There are plenty of extreme sports out there that people already know about, but you may not have heard about a plethora of sporting activities and events which are unusual and more perilous. Check out these five quirky and extreme sports from around the world that you must add to your bucket list.
Volcano boarding originated on the slopes of Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro, and this extreme sport involves sliding or hurling down the side of a volcano on a metal or plywood board. The creator of this bizarre extreme sport is Daryn Webb who tested several potential materials, from mattresses to picnic tables, to check what slides best. Mount Yasur in Vanuata, islands west of Fiji is considered to be one of the most desirable locations for trying this adventure sport, as eruptions are quite regular in the area. The only bad news is that you have to risk nasty grazes from rough volcanic ash.
The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event in Gloucester, England that dates back to the 19th century or earlier. In this sport, competitors chase an eight-pound round of Double Gloucester cheese down a very steep hill, and while doing that, slips and falls are inevitable along the slope. This event is now officially held every year since 2009.
Andrew Akers and Dwane van der Sluis are two New Zealanders who invented the Zorb in 1994. The Zorb is essentially a human-sized hamster ball, made of two layers of flexible plastic with air in between for cushioning. Zorbing involves rolling down a steep in a Zorb ball at speeds up to 35mph. The riders can roll around in the ball and this can be tried on land as well as water.
Slacklining is quite literally balancing on a strip of one-inch wide nylon held taut between two anchor points. This extreme sport involves the attempt to walk across a rope (put between two cliffs) from one end to the other.
Extreme ironing is an unusual sport that “combines the thrill of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.” In 1997, Paul Shaw invented this sport in the town of Leicester, England, who decided to make a tedious chore more thrilling by combining it with rock climbing. To compete, go to a remote location with your ironing board and iron some of your wrinkly clothes while hanging from cliffs to display your sporting prowess.
Which intense and insane sport would you like to try?