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Extreme Sports Katarzyna Walczyk Katarzyna Pietrzyk Aleksandra Nowak
Paintball Paintball – is a sport in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by hitting them with capsules containing food coloring and gelatin (referred to as paintballs) propelled from a device called a paintball marker. The most basic game rule is that players must attempt to accomplish a goal without being shot with paintballs. When a player is hit, and the ball breaks rather than bounce, they must raise their marker to indicate that they are out, and leave the playing field or move to appointed staging areas.
Cliff jumping Cliff jumping (cliff diving) is one of the most risky extreme sports. It consists in jumping into the water from a considerable height from cliffs or rocks, and sometimes even bridges and other infrastructure objects which are near water sources. This type of sport is only for those courageous people who want to experience breathtaking moments. Extreme diving is also seen as a communion with nature. Cliff jumpers look for beautiful sceneries while climbing rocks. All of this is done for a brief moment of flight until hitting the water surface with high speed. One can not forget that this sport is extremely dangerous. When a jumper hits water surface, it is hard as concrete. That is why jumper must be focused at all times.
Bungee jumping Bungee jumping (bungee jump) is an activity that involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. The tall structure is usually a fixed object, such as a building, bridge or crane; but it is also possible to jump from a movable object, such as a hot-air-balloon or helicopter, that has the ability to hover above the ground. The thrill comes as much from the free-falling as from the rebounds. First jumpers were the inhabitants of Pentecost Island in Vanatu. Young men jumped from tall wooden platforms with vines tied to their ankles as a test of their courage and passage into manhood. In April 1979 first modern jumps were made in Britain from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.
Mountainboard Mountainboard a summer alternative to snowboarding and a good choice for surfers, kiteboarders, wakeboarders, skateboarders, etc. It allows you to become independent of the conditions required for other sports such as snow or water. A mountainboard is made up of components including a deck, bindings to secure the rider to the deck, four wheels with pneumatic tires, and two steering mechanisms known as trucks. Mountainboarders, also known as riders, ride specifically designed boardercross tracks, slopestyle parks, grass hills, woodlands, gravel tracks, streets, skateparks, ski resorts, BMX courses and mountain bike trails. It is this ability to ride such a variety of terrain that makes mountainboarding different from other board sports.
Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard). The terms kiteboarding and kitesurfing are interchangeable. There are a number of different styles of kiteboarding, including freestyle (most common and utilises standard kite and board) or wake-style (flatter water using board with bindings), and wave-riding which is focused on big waves using a board designed for wave riding. The sport is becoming safer due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems, and instructions. Riding styles have evolved to suit riders and conditions, such as wakestyle, waveriding, freestyle, freeride, jumping, and cruising.
Speedball Speedball is one of the two distinct game variants in the sport of paintball, the other being woodsball. It is a general term for a game in which the playing field is composed of bunkers, of the same location and number on each side of the field, that provide an equal playing field for each team competing. It was created in this way to give a better format for competitive paintball, both in playing and viewing the games.
Kite landboarding Kite landboarding also known as Land kiteboarding or flyboarding, is based on the ever-growing sport of Kitesurfing, where a rider on a surf-style board is pulled over water by a kite. Kite landboarding involves the use of a mountain board or landboard, which is essentially an oversized skateboard with large pneumatic wheels and foot-straps. Kite landboarding is a growing sport, and there are several competitions. Kite landboarding is attracting growing publicity although it is not yet as popular or as well known as Kitesurfing.
Hydrospeed Hydrospeed is a boardsport in which the participant lies prone on their board with fins on their feet for propulsion and steering. Riverboarders typically wear fins to provide the thrust to navigate in river currents, while a personal flotation device provides additional buoyancy. Wetsuits, booties and helmets are worn as protection from the cold and from rocks.
Off – road racing Off-road racing is a format of racing where various classes of specially modified vehicles, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buggies, compete in races through off-road environments. Typical road vehicles may be be used in some off-road rallies. Organizers usually prepare less challenging routes for such cars. However, to overcome the most difficult routes the vehicle must undergo series of expensive modifications of chassis, engine parts and other.
Skydiving Skydiving - is the action of performing acrobatics during freefall, followed by deployment of a parachute. Parachuting is performed as a recreational activity and a competitive sport. A typical jump involves individuals jumping out of an aircraft (usually an airplane) at approximately 4,000 meters altitude, and free-falling for a period of time (about a minute) before activating a parachute to slow the landing down to safe speeds. By manipulating the shape of the body a skydiver can generate turns, forward motion, backwards motion, and even lift.
Power Strider Power Strider is an interesting device which enhances greatly the possibilities of man. It allows to run at speeds exceeding 30 mph, jump to a height of 2 m up in the air, or to perform three- meter steps. You can even execute extraordinary athletic flips.
Crossword 1. Cliff… 2. The first modern bungee jump was made from … Suspension Brigde 3. Two steering mechanisms in mountainboard are called … 4. One of kitesurfing styles 5. Fins provide … in hydrospeed 6. Sport which uses balls with coloring paint 7. One of the paintball varieties 8. This will help you keep your grip while kite surfing 9. Thanks to this thing you will land on the ground safely 10. First bungee jumpers were from … Island 11. Summer alternative for snowboarding