5 extreme activities not for coddles

19 June 2019
Season
Full year
Level of skill
Minimal
Age
16+
Cave-diving looks like a very thrilling and mysterious type of diving, but it is also the most dangerous form of underwater swimming.

When amusement parks and bungee-jumping seem ordinary and predictable, and a rafting session doesn’t make you excited enough, it’s time to add some variety. The world of adrenaline moves onward!

 

Walking along the wing of a flying airplane

Walking along the wing of a flying airplane

Wing walking isn’t meant for those afraid of height. The speed of a flying plane can reach up to 300 km per hour, and the wind power at such speed is very sizeable. So the harness fixing the user on the wing should be extra strong, especially considering that during the flight the plane will swing soaring upwards and sweeping down.

 

Jumping stilts

Jumping stilts

Bocking is a young sport that requires special equipment – elastic poles (or jumping shoes) – allowing the sportsman to jump about two meters high and develop speed up to 40 km per hour, just like a superhero would! The invention belongs to Alexander Boeck who created these stilts in 1999. Today you can purchase a pair of jumping boots at many sporting goods stores.

 

Balancing along a sling rope

Balancing along a sling rope

Walking along a special rope – or slacklining – can be arranged almost anywhere, for example, by tensioning a flat webbing between two trees in the nearest park. Of course it won’t give you the same adrenaline like highlining that involves skyscrapers, mountains, or flanks of volcano, but it is still challenging. The equilibrist should possess perfect balance, composure, and remain extremely focused.

 

Skysurfing

Skysurfing

Basically, it is a type of skydiving, but the jump in this case is aimed at performing different tricks with a specially designed board during the free fall. The aerobatic tricks performed by the altitude skier can be of almost any kind, but the possible dangers of sophisticated tricks at high altitude and the vertical falling speed rate of 230 km per hour should be taken into consideration.

 

Underwater caves diving

Underwater caves diving

Cave-diving looks like a very thrilling and mysterious type of diving, but it is also the most dangerous form of underwater swimming. The needed training level, the special equipment – different from that used in traditional diving – and the possible problems (hypothermia , lighting failure, injuries) make this extreme activity available to very few. Besides that, the cost of gear (about $10,000) and the dive price are not affordable to the many.

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