Extreme Sports

Goals

To understand the area of extreme sports.

Early Findings

Earth

  • Earth based extreme sports include; Skateboarding, Longboarding, Mountain Boarding, Sandboarding, Drifting, BMX, Motocross, FMX, Aggressive Inline Skating, Mountain Biking, and Caving

Water

  • Water based extreme sports include; Surfing, Waterskiing, Body Boarding, Wakeboarding, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Cave diving, Flowboarding, Paddle surfing / Stand up paddle, Kayaking, Cliff Jumping, Coasteering, Scuba Diving, and Knee Boarding.

Snow and Ice

  • Snow and ice based extreme sports include; Snowboarding, Skiing, Ice Climbing, Snowmobiling, Snow Kiting, Monoskiing, Snowblading, Heli Skiing, Glacier Trekking, Ski Touring, Ice Driving, and Sledding/Tobogganing.

Air

  • Air based extreme sports include; Base Jumping, SkyDiving, Wing Suiting, Bungee Jumping, High-lining, Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Micro Lighting, Canyon Swing, and Sling Shot.

Most Extreme Sports

  • The most extreme sports in the world based on their level of danger are; Base jumping, Heli-Skiing, Cave Diving, Big-Wave Surfing, and Mountain Climbing.

What Motivates People to Participate in Extreme Sports

Benefits of Extreme Sports

Proposed next steps:

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As the initial research only touched on some of the 100 extreme sports, we suggest continuing the research to look at 10-14 extreme sports in more details. For each sport we would provide a historical overview, some professionals athletes in the sport, and a description of the sport.
Alternatively, we can continue to provide an overview of extreme sports, including motivators, risks and benefits of participation.