There are certain classic sports that are recognized and enjoyed by people around the world, including the likes of soccer, basketball, tennis and golf. There are also plenty of extreme, crazy sports which are sure to blow your mind. Adrenaline is an enormous part of what makes the sport so enjoyable, so it seems inevitable that people have gone in search of sports and activities that create the most adrenaline pumping action even if it may not be the safest activity.
You have too much watched, played and heard about Football, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Rugby and Cricket. These mainstream sports attracts the most. However, there is more to sports than just hitting a ball. There are many unusual sports in the world that you might not have heard about or discovered.
1. Limbo Skating
Limbo skating, also known as roller limbo, is a sport in which a person skates underneath an obstacle like a horizontal pole without touching it. In order to achieve this when the objects are at a very low height, one must spread their legs apart, if possible into a full split and lean their upper body forward with the face almost touching the ground. Roller skating under cars has taken India by storm. Aniket Chindak holds the unofficial record for ‘limbo-skating’ beneath 57 cars in 45 seconds.
2. Volcano Boarding
This sport was created in 2005 and takes place at the foothills of Nicaragua’s Cerro Negro mountain every year. The surfers are clad in protective jumpsuits, knee pads and helmets as they race down an active 2,380 ft volcano on their specially-constructed plywood boards. They can reach speeds of up to 80 km/hour. More than 10, 000 people have participated in volcano boarding since its creation.
3. Underwater Hockey
This is not ice hockey or hockey, that is obvious. This is also not underwater hockey, which is just played inside a swimming pool. This is more than that. Players with wet suits enter ponds and lakes that are frozen on the surface. Inside the freezing pond, they turn upside down and use the frozen surface as the playing area to pass the puck. And what’s more, they do not use any breathing instruments. They just play and get out to get some air when they can’t hold their breath any more.
4. Cliff Diving
A new aspect has been added to the sport of diving known as cliff diving. A diver dives into the water from a high cliff. It is one of the riskier kinds of diving as here the diver needs to pass in between the rough rocks and take the plunge of a lifetime. It all began from the Hawaiian Island on Lanai in 1770. For the benefit of the divers, certain standards have been set to make it safer. 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/hr and a free fall time of 3 seconds.
5. Crocodile Bungee
For those who have indulged in regular bungee jumping activities, attempt to try something more dangerous. Gather all your courage and try what the thrill-seeking Aussies indulge in for that extra rush Crocodile Bungee Jumping, where live crocodiles with their mammoth jaws open await you. You’re very narrowly missing the literal jaws of death.
6. Chess boxing
A strong mental exercise they probably had no idea what Chess Boxing could entail. Chess and boxing are about as similar to one another in the world of sports as dogs and giant squid. That is to say, there are no commonalities outside of the fact that you have to keep your ‘head in the game’. In Chess Boxing you have two players compete in two different sports at the same time. You have 11 four minute rounds that are split apart by boxing bouts. Players make their move on the chess board and then the board is removed and a four-minute round of boxing occurs. The board is then returned to the ring and the next moves can continue.
Zorbing is the recreation or sport of rolling downhill inside an orb, generally made of transparent plastic. Zorbing is generally performed on a gentle slope, but can also be done on a level surface, permitting more rider control. Though much of the publicity about this activity describe it as an extreme sport. I am not sure. It is quite extreme, but there is no competition about it, unless you compete with your friend about whether you will do it or not.
The national sport of Afghanistan, this game involves a number of mounted players fighting violently over the carcass of a headless goat, which players try to pitch across a goal line. When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, they outlawed the sport deeming it immoral, but since they’ve been ousted, Buzkashi popularity has once again surged within the nation, with some matches drawing thousands.
9. Extreme Ironing
The Extreme Ironing Bureau was created to take ironing to the next level by having players compete with one another to iron a shirt in the most extreme situations possible. Gaining a surprising amount of coverage in Britain, followers of the sport can watch players iron shirts in caves, near waterfalls, in the forest, or even out on the water in a kayak. We’re not saying this sport will ever catch on in North America but if it does, well, you heard it here first.
A balance sport, Slacklining utilizes nylon webbing stretched tight between two anchor points. It is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut it is instead dynamic, stretching and bouncing like a large rubber band. The line’s tension can be adjusted to suit the performer and different types of dynamic webbing can be used to achieve a variety of feats.
If you think that Ice Hockey and Kabaddi are dangerous, you will change your opinion after this sports.