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Top 10 Most Risky Sports in the World

10. BMX (Bicycle Motocross)

BMX (Bicycle Motocross) is a cycle Sport. There are special kinds of bikes, known as BMX bikes, which are ridden in this sport. While the sport in its basic form involves racing, its offshoots include bicycle stunts on vertical ramp and flatland. It needs the cyclist to perform a combination of acrobatics while he is astride the BMX bike. Because the bikers try to do a trick no one else has ever done before. They are likely to face injuries or even concussions, besides cuts, scrapes and bruises.

9. Street Luge

Street Luge could be aheap like skateboarding, except the rider is in a supine position on the luge board or sled, as he dashes down a paved road or course at very high speed. The legality of this extreme gravity-powered activity could be a shady issue. Participants are needed to put on protective leathers and helmets, or the chances of getting smashed by vehicles which will most likely not notice the riders, can go higher. The chances of collision on road are high, short of which, only the feet work as brakes.

8. Base Jumping

Base Jumping is essentially parachuting. It is actually an acronym for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth, meaning cliff. These are the fixed structures from which individuals hurl themselves. Exciting as it sounds, speeding through the air with the wind running through the hair, it’s deadly. The risk of jumping from 100 feet above, there’s a chance of being thrashed by the wind.

7. Heli-Skiing

Heli-Skiing has something to do with helicopters. It is off-trail, downhill snowboarding or skiing, accessed by a helicopter. Passionate patrons of the sport even book a year in advance to leap onto snow on peaks far away from human inhabitation, and then ski down. They fully ignore the possibility of being stranded by weather change, or being killed by avalanche.

6. Bull Riding

Bull Riding is a rodeo sport which the rider mounts a large bull and tries to stay atop the bull, while it attempts to buck off the rider. The fall can cause many injuries and concussions, the bull, which can weigh up to 1800 pounds, may trample the fallen rider.

5. Mountain Climbing

Mountain Climbing is essentially involves the risky activity of climbing up and down the highest of natural rocks, i.e. mountains. Every element of this activity is risky. The climber will receive different physical injuries like twisted ankles, sprained muscles, torn ligaments, broken bones, back injury, concussion, or frostbite, during the physical activities or from falls.

4. Big Wave Surfing

Big Wave Surfing is a discipline of surfing maestros paddle into or are towed onto waves of the height of at least 20 feet. The most coveted crown is to ride an intimidating 100-foot wave which offers a prize a $100,000. Some of the biggest hazards of this sport embrace drowning and being pulled into the water by the current, or may be have the head smashed against the hidden underwater rocks. It is also not impossible to get whacked by the gun, that is the surfing board.

3. Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving is actually an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, which is used by a diver for breathing underwater. It sounds wonderful, but it comes with its perils. If the ascent from a dive is too quick and fast, it will cause decompression illnesses, which include bends, and can cause spinal cord, brain and lung failure. There is also the fear of being attacked by stray sharks or other underwater animals.

2. White-Water Rafting

White Water Rafting is a outdoor activity in which an inflatable raft is used as a vehicle to navigate white water or other water bodies of rough water. The environment is varied, and brings new challenges to the participants. The wild waters cause the threats of tossing the participants, smashing them into rocks. The foot entrapment can entangle a participant if he falls off, creating it difficult for him to dislodge himself simply. Common injuries include broken bones or twisted knees.

1. Cave Diving

Cave diving is which involves underwater diving in caves with at least partial water content. Besides the use of standard scuba equipment in specialized configurations, it uses a varied range of equipment, depending on the circumstances. Major hazards of this sport are caused my lighting failure and low visibility, which may lead to separation from the partner. Air loss is another peril, especially because one can’t just rise to the surface to catch air, or he might smash his head.

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