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Extreme sports


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Extreme sports

  1. 1. EXTREME SPORTS “Do you like the excitement of extreme sports? If so, you might be an 'adrenaline junkie' “
  2. 2. What does “Extreme sports” mean? Extreme sports (also called action, adventure or risky sports) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of intrinsic danger. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical effort... The definition of an “extreme sport” is not exact and the origin of the term is unclear, but it gained popularity in the 1990s when it was picked up by marketing companies to promote the X-Games .
  3. 3. Extreme Sport's List ➲ ➲ ➲ ➲ ➲ ➲ ➲ 1.- Parkour 2.- Base jump 3.- Freestyle moto cross 4.- Paintball 5.- Skate board 6.- Climb 7.- Wakeboarding
  4. 4. 1.- Parkour ➲ Parkour (French word abbreviated PK) is a training discipline where supporters or fans have to overcome obstacles quickly and efficiently using only their bodies in their environment, or their surroundings. ➲ Parkour can include running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement, and the like, depending on what movement is deemed or ocnsider most suitable for the given situation.
  5. 5. 2.- BASE jump ➲ BASE jumping, also written as B.A.S.E. jumping, is an activity where participants jump from fixed objects and use a parachute to break their fall. ➲ "BASE" is an acronym that represent four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span*, and Earth (cliff). (* length)
  6. 6. 3.- Freestyle motocross ➲ Freestyle Motocross (also known as FMX) is a variation on the sport of motocross in which motorcycle have to impress judges with jumps and stunts.
  7. 7. 4.- Paintball ➲ Paintball is a sport in which players compete; in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents with a paintball gun). Paintballs are composed of a non-toxic sustance. ➲ The game is regularly played at a sporting level with organized competition involving major tournaments, professional teams, and players. ➲ Paintball technology is also used by military forces,paramilitary and security organizations to supplement military training.
  8. 8. 5.- Skateboard ➲ Skateboarding is a freestyle sport where the limits are only imposed by the imagination and athletic ability of the athlete. Most skateboarding is done for recreation either on streets or at a skateboard park. There is competitive skateboarding where the winner is determined by a points system determined by judges. ➲ There are all levels of difficulty of skateboard
  9. 9. 6.- Climbing ➲ Mountaineering or mountain climbing is the sport, hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbingmountains.While mountaineering began as attempts to reach the highest point of unclimbed big mountains it has branched into specializations that address different aspects of the mountain and consists of three areas: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety
  10. 10. 7.- Wakeboarding ➲ Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of water (lake or sea). It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing techniques. ➲ The rider is usually towed behind a motorboat, typically at speeds of 30-40 km/h (18-25 mph), depending on the board size, rider's weight, type of tricks, and rider's comfort speed.