9. Toe Wrestling
It may be a child’s game at a first look, but let’s be serious, a lot of children’s sports, toys and games were heavily adapted to fit the adult world too. So from art wrestling, how long until toes wrestling? Well, you might be surprised to find out this type of sports competition is around here since the 70’s, but while children fidget and have fun and push each others feet and toes in some sort of contest, adults take matters very seriously. If one gets to put the opponent’s toe to the ground wins. And don’t for a second think that this rather extreme activity doesn’t hurt or leave injuries.
The World Toe Wrestling Championship already took place this year, but if you want to learn more about the rules and the submissions for next year, maybe you should want to enter the website and get in contact with these guys.
Famous, world-known, extreme sport practiced by many people, with a history going back to the 90’s. Crazy? You bet! They put you in a giant plastic ball or orb, if you want to use the appropriate term, and from that point on you can play hamster all you want.
Zorbing can be tried almost anywhere in Europe, US and Asia, while originating from New Zealand. It gives the participant a deep feeling of being completely in an imponderable state while rotating. Maybe this sport is just as crazy as bungee jumping or any other extreme sport for that matter, but trying it once in a lifetime may also not be the worst idea you had in your life.
You can find the best locations nearby your home for some zorbing if you enter HERE
11. Train Surfing
This is not a sport, nor an amusing activity with a website and a world championship cup waiting for its courageous contestants. This is playing a game with death itself and unfortunately, death usually wins a lot more times that we’re comfortable with. Here on Tenmania we’ve already talked about Trainspotting, a book and a hobby quite entertaining, if you remember the story. But train surfing, defined as the act of hitching a ride on the outside of a moving train, tram or another rail transport, is a forbidden and yet popular hobby in many countries around the world, making annual victims among the adrenaline junkies.
It is practiced in India, South Africa, Great Britain, Australia, Russia, U.S. and most of Europe.
If you really want to see a scary movie with train surfers, take a look HERE
12. Volcano boarding
The traditional outdoor sports passionate go for skiing vacations or snowboarding. The extremists go to Northern Ireland for mountain boarding. The crazy ones go to Nicaragua, for volcano boarding. This extreme sport is quite simple, in theory: you take your board and launch yourself on the slopes of a volcano, with active Cerro Negro in Nicaragua as the highlight place to practice this crazy sport.
This practice became so popular nowadays that travel agencies and tour operators include it in their touristic packages and there are already tens of thousands of people getting their kicks out of this extreme sport. You will have to be prepared, though, just as for any dangerous activity and have the proper gear and protection.
If you want to thrill your senses with something completely out of the ordinary, you can start gathering the necessary data.
13. Limbo Skating
Another game and match with death, but a sports that has its own place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Or at least the champions do. What is this all about? Defying the law of physics, defying our own natural preservation instinct and skating under speeding cars in the middle of busy streets loaded with demented traffic. It is a practice that requires not only guts, but flexibility, physical fitness, concentration and a lot of practice. It is a very popular practice in India, but it starts having its fans and practitioners all over the world.
In 2009, Aniket Chindak, a seven years old boy was declared the world champion, after managing to skate under 57 cars. But this sport took a more official allure, owning its own training halls, competitors, sponsors and fans. The children (as it is hardly a sport for adults) skate under metal bars which are placed only a few inches above the ground.
The latest sensation in limbo skating championships is Rohan Ajit Kokane, an 11 years old boy from India, who is the Guinness Book of World Records Holder after his performance at the Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa, Hong Kong, 2012.
14. Underwater hockey
Not your usual pool or grass hokey, but hokey nonetheless, with an extraordinary increase in popularity in the last years. It has national teams, it has official tournaments and, even if some players may lose their breath from time to time, it is considered one of the best and most enjoyable sports out there.
It is a great physical training option and, just as practitioners say, it is a lot more fun than swimming laps, and great way to improve your fitness.
If you want to find an Octopush club nearby your house or just learn more about this sport and how can you become one of their team members, you can start from HERE
Walking on ropes is not a circus attraction anymore, but a long practiced art by the adrenaline junkies. It means walking on a flexible, loose and tangling rope at high altitudes, usually over a part of a city, a deep crevasse or even water and some people do it without any protection gear at all. This thrilling way of killing yourself has also a smaller sister, slacklining, an equilibrium exercise on rope but at smaller altitudes.
Rio de Janeiro is a place where you can meet a bunch of human – monkeys ready to step on rope and have the experience of their life, hopefully not the last one, but you’ll see them in other parts of the world as well, including California or Utah.
If you want to know more about this practice, the gear you need and the places to go, you can start by reading HERE.
Photo Credit: Scott Rogers
Did you ever practiced such crazy sport? Are you an adrenaline junky? What such activity would you like to try?