A Tour Through The 20 Most Extreme Sports Ever

Sat Jan 03, 2015 01:49:00AM
Categories: Extreme Sports
Dubai Wingsuit Flying TripBy: Richard Schneider
What does it take to qualify as an extreme sport? Well, wiki defines it like this:

Extreme sports (also called action sports, aggro sports, and adventure sports) is a popular term for certain activities perceived as having a high level of inherent danger. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear.

But for me, if I take one look at it and say 'no f#@!king way would I ever do that!', that's qualification enough. And while some of these definitely fall into the category of extreme skill or outlandish premise (that I would actually love to try), all in one way or another are very 'extreme', especially in comparison to the US varieties of football, baseball, etc. So, here's my top 20 most extreme and/or downright crazy sports in no particular ranked order, broken down into 4 categories: Altitude Sports, Water Sports, Animal Sports and Misc. Enjoy! It's fun to feel the thrill of living, even if just vicariously.

Altitude Sports:

Big Mountain Free Skiing

Cliff Diving/Cliff Base Jumping

Ski Base Jumping

Wingsuit Proximity Flying

High Line Slacklining


Animal Sports:

The Iditarod Trail


Running Of The Bulls


Camel Wrestling

Water Sports:

Big Air Kiteboarding

Big Wave Surfing

Underwater Hockey



BMX/Extreme Mountain Biking

Zorbing Ball

Chess Boxing

Volcano Boarding

Train Surfing

Agree with my top 20? Did I miss anything? Comment below and let me know what you think. I spend a lot of time watching crazy sports online. Would enjoy finding out about what other craziness is out there that I am not yet aware of.
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