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  • 1. Project by: Jason Major
  • 2. Online research• I will use all of the available resources from theWCC database, including Academic Journals,Articles and well renowned websites.Library• I will look for any available readings in the librarythat pertain to the subject.Field work• Actually go skydiving with instructors at SkydiveSnohomish.
  • 3. Perpetration• I was able to learn about all of the preparation that goes intogetting ready for each jump.• Examples are: how to fold your parachute, how to find the correctharness, how to properly position yourself while in the air.Talking to the instructor• Upon arriving at the location, we were each given our owninstructor that we would be jumping with.• My instructor went by the name of “Spotty”. It was interesting tohear his background, he told me how he always wanted toskydive ever since he was a kid, and has done over 700 jumps todate.• He was incredibly easy to talk to and seemed to really just enjoylife and the adrenaline rush he got from each and every jump.
  • 4. My experience• I have always wanted to go skydiving and have been looking intoit for a few years prior, and finally was able to make it out.• Getting ready for the jump I was getting very anxious, But myinstructor was able to keep me pretty calm.• As we entered the plane and started to fly up I got more and moreexcited as I could feel my adrenaline kicking in.• We finally jumped and it was one of the craziest experiences ofmy entire life. Falling through the air is a really uniqueexperience.• Over all the entire trip was amazing. I got a really good idea ofwhat it was like to be a skydive instructor by talking to all of thepeople. They were all awesome.
  • 5.  Extreme sports athletes and the people in the culturetend to be great leaders and very sociable.• In an article personality in high-risk sports athletes it was quoted that :“The high risk sports athletes thus appear to be dynamic and energetic;they are often thrilled with events, forceful, dominant, brave, sociable,and communicative and they influence others.”• The Survey studied 30 high risk athletes, non-high risk athletes, and nonathletes.• Extreme sports athletes have to be particularly precise about all of thepreparation that goes into every maneuver. This leads, to excellentcommunication and leadership throughout the community.• Because of all of this communication they need to do to ensure theirsafety, you can see a direct correlation of how social they are towardsothers of the not only their own community, but all others.
  • 6.  There are many risks in extreme sports which influencethe way the people in this community act towards eachother and how they look at life.• “So long as we go in with our eyes wide open, fully aware of what we’regetting ourselves into. It also means we live with the consequences ofthose decisions whether it’s fame or fortune or life and limb.” (Quotefrom Real Risk in Extreme sports)• These people learn to adapt to things that go on in split seconds. Theyare incredibly focused and driven people.• They all know that every maneuver or stunt they do could be their last,which gives them the mentality to try to achieve perfection every time.
  • 7.  founded by Steve Larosiliere• This organization was founded in New York and has expanded to Los Angeles.• Takes groups of kids who are very much into Extreme sports such asSkateboarding, or snowboarding, on trips after school to local skate parks andmountains to help clean and build things around these facilities.• “Our mission is to promote personal development, academic achievement, andhealthy living to under-served youth through action sports culture.” – SteveLarosiliere• This really shows how supportive of a community it can be by taking the youth andplacing them in a safe and friendly environment that teaches them healthy habitsthat they will carry with them for the rest of their life. In fact, every student that hasparticipated in the program has graduated high school.
  • 8. EXTREME SPORTS OTHER Develop a trust with the other people in thecommunity that is unparallel to an other type ofsport. You are trusting other people with yourlife. You get to Travel to some of the most amazingplaces all over the world. There is always room to progress no matterwhat skill level you are at. Weather it be anentirely new way to do something or justprogression within your own skill level. There is so much room for creativity. The peoplein this community thrive on coming up with newand unique ways to do something. Whether it bea new trick, or new way to do a maneuver, thereis always something new to do. And the peoplein this community love that. There are usually no teams, most everybody inthe community pushes each other, and althoughthey compete against each other, at the end ofthe day they really are just doing these extremesports for the thrill. You develop a trust to an extent, but not quite asdeep as extreme sports. You get to travel, but in most other sports it isconfined to a field or court. You can progress to an extent, but as soon asyou win the world series, or world cup, you arethe best and that’s it. You can be pretty creative, but there is a pointwhere there is nothing new to do and it becomesrepetitive. Mostly teams or groups, they usually sticktogether and are against people for the wholeseason.
  • 9.  The community that is extreme sports is unlike any other inthe world.• The extreme levels of precision and emotion that go into sports likeskydiving, snowboarding, rock climbing, and many more show just howpassion the people in this community are.• They are able to function with such a high level of focus that most peoplewould not be able to do. If they don’t it is life threatening, and I think thatis what really pushes them to live life the way they do.• These people also give back to not just their own community but othersby building, repairing and cleaning parks and structures of all kinds.• They support the youth by setting up places and camps to teach themthe right way to properly approach all of these extreme sports. The kidsare able to have great influences pushing them to be the best they canand setting them up with a very fun and prosperous life.• This community takes full advantage of that the world offers by travelingto amazing locations all over the world to do what they love, and do itwith the people that they trust and love the most.
  • 10.  Heshka, Jon. "The Real Risk in Extreme sports." The Sports Law Canary. N.p., 6 Feb. 2012. Web.19 Nov. 2012. <>. Kajtna, Tanja; Tuscaronak, Matej; Baricacute, Renata; Burnik, Stojan. "PERSONALITY IN HIGH-RISK SPORTS ATHLETES." PERSONALITY IN HIGH-RISK SPORTS ATHLETES. 31.1 (2004):11-34. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 Nov. 2012 Hetland, Audun. "The Feelings of Extreme Risk: Exploring Emotional Quality and Variability inSkydiving and BASE Jumping." Academic Search Premier. N.p., June 2012. Web. 16 Nov. 2012. Skydive snohomish