Presentation on theme: "Extreme Sports Rita Selimi. Background Extreme sports - also known as lifestyle sports - have roots in 1960s and have been growing fast since the late."— Presentation transcript:
Background Extreme sports - also known as lifestyle sports - have roots in 1960s and have been growing fast since the late 1980s. Extreme sports offer the opportunity to shape the path for individuals which like to find out where their limits lie. Lifestyle sports provide more individualized ways of pushing yourself. There is no winning and losing in these sports and there is very little organization into teams or leagues.
… Research by American Sports Data found that new- style sports such as snowboarding, paintballing and artificial wall climbing have increased in popularity while traditional sports decreased. Given the high-adrenaline image, it's unsurprising that male 15 to 24 year-olds are the prime market for extreme sports. In the UK, 23 per cent of 11 to 19 year- olds participated in mountain biking and 27 per cent did skateboarding. Some extreme sports such as BASE jumping include middle aged people too. Extreme sports can also enable people to confront fears.
BASE Jumping Is very extreme activity that includes a parachute to jump from fixed objects, with unopened parachute like skydiving. The short form B.A.S.E. stands for: Building, Antenna, Span, Earth – four categories of objects from which jumpers can jump Examples of Extreme Sports
Extreme Motorsports Includes activities like super-cross, motocross, freestyle motocross etc.
Extreme canoeing and Rafting These extreme guys race specialized canoes and kayaks down a dangerous whitewater rivers. Examples of Extreme Sports
Ice Climbing Is the activity of ascending ice formations Mounting Climbing Is often called Alpinism, which implies climbing high mountains with difficulty such as the Alpines. Examples of Extreme Sports
Extreme Biking Is a sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough territory, using specially adapted bikes. Examples of Extreme Sports
Paragliding(PARAGLIT ING) Paraglider flights can last many hours and cover many hundreds of kilometers. Examples of Extreme Sports
Skydiving Is the sport of exiting an aircraft and returning to earth with the aid of gravity while using a parachute to slow down the fall. Examples of Extreme Sports
Skateboarding Is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Examples of Extreme Sports
Conclusion There are many types of extreme sports. Lifestyle sports are different from regular sports. Extreme sports offer attraction but also involve big risk.