17 of the Most Craziest Extreme Sports


Specify outrageous sports, and the greater part of us evoke pictures of base hopping, skydiving or extraordinary auto hustling. Be that as it may, for the most solidified of in-your-face thrill seekers, bungee hopping above crocodile-pervaded waters, being tied onto the wings of a biplane while in mid-air and moving up the side of a mountain with no well being gear at all are yet a couple of the outrageous games of the day. Are there a few things that still put the dread of death in you? These won’t not be for you.

  1. 1 Heli-skiing

    It's the most adventurous—and dangerous—way to ski. Those who embark on a heli-ski excursion are delivered to a mountaintop via helicopter, allowing them to access powder virtually untouched by others. It's similar to back-country skiing in that paths are unmarked and the risk of avalanche is greater, but skiers are able to reach heights they only dreamed were possible—the high altitude record for a helicopter was achieved in 2002 at height of more than 42,000 feet.

    And while heli-skiing may seem like a new phenomenon, it's been around for more than 50 years; Austrian Hans Gmoser is credited with commercializing the sport in Canada in 1965.

    Today, the sky's the limit when it comes to heli-skiing, but popular destinations include Whistler, Canada, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Zermatt, Switzerland and Haines, Alaska

  2. 2 Volcano Boarding

    For some of us, watching an active volcano erupt is one thing. But for the steel-nerved, could anything possibly be better than sandboarding down the volcanic ash

    It's possible on Nicaragua's Cerro Negro, the youngest volcano in Central America and one of that region's most active (take heart, it's closely monitored and hasn't erupted since 1999).

    After making an hour-long trek up the side of this steep volcano—it's got a 42-degree slope—you can either slide or surf down the side on a wooden board in three thrilling minutes. The sport has been a boon to the Nicaraguan economy, bringing in an estimated 20,000 additional visitors to the country a year.

  3. 3 Highlining

    It's the art of tightrope walking taken to the extreme. Highlining involves rigging a one-inch piece of webbing (similar in consistency to a rubber band), thousands of feet in the air, usually between two mountains. There's no net, however, and no pole for balance. 

    Even when tethered in (the bravest highliners, such as Dean Potter, who holds the world record for highest walk, work with no safety harness), the risks for injury are great; if the highliner falls too close to the start, they can be smacked back against the rocks, and if they fall off the middle of the line, the possibility of snapping the line is great. Then there are the swirling winds to contend with. Every year there is a highlining festival that takes place in Moab, Utah.

  4. 4 Wing Walking

    A staple of the flying circuses and air shows of the 1920s, wing walking quickly became a way for daredevils to wow crowds. Today, its undertaking is a more personal of thrill, although family and friends are typically invited to watch those who strap themselves atop a biplane for this unique adrenaline rush.

    In wing walking, the thrill-seeker harnesses in for a ride of 10-30 minutes with top speeds up to 140 mph. Depending on the wing-walking location, rolls, loops and other acrobatics are included. Wing-walking flights are available in the UK and also on Washington's Olympic Peninsula at the world's only wing-walking school.

  5. 5 Chess Boxing

    This unique sport includes a round of chess and a round of boxing. This game has grown popular in Germany and some parts of Europe. Competitors can win the title either by winning the chess or by knocking the opponent in the boxing round.

  6. 6 Train Surfing

    Popular in South Africa, this sport attracts many young teens and men who ride, jump, dance, and do tricks on the top of fast moving trains. Train surfers also face challenges in avoiding the overhead cables all through their game play.

  7. 7 Limbo Skating

    Limbo skating is done under a horizontal bar placed very close to the ground. Young skaters in India often try this bizarre game to make a potential world record. A six year old skater from India has recently made a record by skating 176 times in under the bar placed just nine inches above the ground.

  8. 8 Mountain Unicycling

    This is a bizarre version of mountain biking. Players cycle on a unicycle at some of the deadliest and rugged terrains with steep hills. This extreme sport is enjoyed in many countries.

  9. 9 Freestyle Poweriser Slits

      This is a wacky sport where one is required to wear strange things on your feet that are sort of a cross between low stilts and pogo sticks. The idea is to perform stunts with them.  It sounds a little dull until you either see or experience it.

  10. 10 Underwater Hockey

    This sport was first invented in Great Britain during the 1950’s when some British divers were looking for ways to stay fit during the winter. Underwater hockey is a sport that some divers undertake during the winter months when the outside temperatures are too cold for diving. This game is played with nothing more than the stick, protective gear and gloves and snorkeling equipment. Hence, it also tests how long players are capable of holding their breath underwater. It is played at the bottom of the pool using a puck which weighs over one kilogram. This sport is fast gaining popularity with some countries forming national teams which take part in world championships.

  11. 11 Zorbing Ball

  12. 12 Cliff Diving

    Adding a new dimension to the sport of diving, cliff diving is defined as the acrobatic perfection of diving into water from a high cliff. Braving the rough rocks, divers take a plunge in the hard-hitting water beneath to experience a thrill to last for a lifetime.

    This dangerous sport originated from the Hawaiian Island of Lana´i in 1770. Kahekili, the king, demanded that his men leap off high cliffs and enter the water feet first without a splash, to prove their courage and loyalty. Today, after centuries, the activity has expanded into a sport that is marked by immense courage, focus, thrill and risk.

    Cliff diving is one of the riskier kinds of diving; hence, extreme caution is a must. To the benefit of the divers, certain standards have been set to minimize the risk factor. Some of these include determining the height of the jump (23 – 28 meters for men, 18 – 23 meters for women), an ideal entering speed of 75 – 100 km/h, and a free fall time of 3 seconds.

  13. 13 Crocodile Bungee

    Feeling jaded by garden-variety bungee jumping? You might consider imitating how these Aussies spice up the sport: bungee jumping into a body of water containing live crocodiles. The video below is a must-see.

  14. 14 Cheese Rolling

  15. 15 High Lining

  16. 16 Wingsuit Flying

  17. 17 Train Surfing

    Usually an illegal sport, train surfing involves riders climbing or "surfing" on the outside of a moving train or subway. The practice is a serious issue in South Africa, where many young people have been killed or injured. The 'sport' was made popular in the 1980s in Germany, where it was called "S-Bahn Surfing". The phenomenon was then forgotten, but in 2005 it was rediscovered by a gang from Frankfurt, Germany. The leader of the crew who called himself "The Trainrider" famously surfed the InterCityExpress, the fastest train in Germany.

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