Do you have enough of sports like running, swimming or playing football? Then this article is exactly for you! In this article you will find the craziest sports around the world and see what there is besides tennis and jogging.
Parkour is the right sport for adrenaline lovers. It goes under the category of free running and focuses on the passing of obstacles. Parkour in general is a training, that developed from the military obstacle course training. The people who do parkour are called tracers or traceurs. Their goal is it to get from one spot to the other, within a very complex environment. This can also include jumping over buildings, rooftops etc. The parkour sport is infused by gymnastics, athletics and Asian martial arts. It was originally developed by David Belle, a French actor, film choreographer and coordinator. He developed the base of the famous parkour sport and even wrote several books about the hard sport.
Have you ever heard of the sport Zorbing? Zorbing is a sport that was first played in 1994 in Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. Zorbing is a sport, in which the person stand in an orb, made of transparent plastic, and rolls downhill. While most people perform Zorbing on a land surface, it also can be played on water. Some operators even constructed obstacles like metal ramps or wooden ramps, to make the Zobing route even harder. When talking about the orbs, there are two different types. There is the harnessed and the non-harnessed. The harnessed orbs are constructed for two riders only, while the non – harnessed ones can even carry up to three riders.
Hang gliding is a sport for real adrenaline freaks! It is an air sport, in which a pilot flies in a non motorized, foot-launched and very light hag glider the pilot controls the aircraft by shifting his body weight and therefore, has to be very precise. Most of the hang gliders nowadays are made of aluminum alloy and covered with synthetic sailcloth. If you seek an adventure, hang gliding is definitely the right sport for you!
If you are searching for an extreme version of skiing or snowboarding try volcano boarding. The sport’s name already gives everything away. When volcano boarding you slide down a side of a volcano that is covered in volcanic rocks on a surfboard. Sounds crazy? It is! The most popular spot for this crazy sport is the Cerro Negro a volcano near Leon in western Nicaragua. No matter how fun it is, volcano boarding also counts to one of the most dangerous sports of all time, as many of the volcanos are still active. If you decide to try this crazy sport, you better be ready for it!
High lining is a sport that is very similar to trapeze. When high lining, a slack line is set up very high above the ground, often between two high buildings and the high liner balances on it, without any kind of safety net. The high liner has to balance his body perfectly, because it only takes one wrong step to fall down hundreds of meters. High lining takes a lot of concentration and balance and counts to one of the craziest sports around the world.