What are Extreme Sports?
Also called Adventurous or Action Sports, Extreme is the more popular term defined here in. What does it mean? It’s an activity perceived or known as having a very high level of danger. These sports usually involve, height, speed and a very high adrenalin rush. Extreme sports gained popularity in the 90’s when companies marketed them heavily in support of the X-Games. There was even a sports channel started named Extreme.com
However lately the definition has changed more from the wreck-less nature it originally got it’s name from, to a more conservative competitive sport definition. While this name can describe multiple different sports or activities, the exact ones remain debatable whether they fit the definition. But there are several common traits that relate most extreme sports together.
These sports are still very much frowned on and the reason hardly any schools endorse such activity. The same goes for college/universities. However the world as a whole sponsor athletes to perform some of these sports in the olympics and other special events.
Extreme doesn’t always mean there is a sport involved. There are several jobs hard working american’s perform everyday that more than qualify them in this elite category. Take for instance roofers – Their days are spent climbing up and down ladders and walking roofs at will. Or another Service I recently watched performing stunt style tactics on the top of a building, was a pressure washing company from my home town www.wall2wallcleaningservices.com These guys were fearless and made it look easy to be honest. I couldn’t stomach watching them longer than a couple minutes. But my point is these company’s perform these tasks every day and must do it in a safe manner to be climbing a different roof the very next day.
Most of us are happy enough with our normal non Extreme work days. I’m fine letting guys like Evil Knievel boast in the limelight. I’ll live my normal boring life and go home to my family safely every night. The most extreme I see on the weekends is starting up the lawnmower and taking a stroll across the backyard.