There is nothing more disappointing than bad weather for an extreme sports enthusiast. You very well know how cravings for adrenaline-rushing activities do not follow a schedule. They strike as they please and they care not about the weather. Of course, you don’t want to risk your safety so the next most plausible option for you is to go over the list of 5 extreme sports that one can enjoy indoors:
Racing allows you to reach greater heights of excitement. It feeds not only the mind, but also the soul of a sports junkie. Yet like any other extreme sport, racing can be dangerous. This is because of the speed, roughness of the terrain, especially during the winter season or rainy days. Thank heavens that these days indoor carting zones are created to serve the race enthusiasts all throughout the different seasons. More so, the indoor carting sport offers a more controlled environment with easy manipulation and monitoring of factors such as the room temperature, the surface of the paths, the obstacles, and even the noise that can sometimes cause accidents.
If you are more inclined to an interactive kind of extreme sport, then an indoor paintball match should be your top pick. This sport definitely keeps your mind active with strategies and your physical body in good shape because of the stunts involved. Paintball is also perfect for friends or workmates who like to put their teamwork into practice. Again, the advantage of an indoor match includes having a more controlled environment. Most of the accidents that transpire in a paintball match are caused by slipping, bumping, low visibility, and even by unbearable temperature. All these factors can be conveniently watched over by the game attendants in an indoor paintball battle.
You see a man climbing up a wall and you think the activity is swift and easy because his pace is slow and demeanor calm. Although wall climbing isn’t as intense as one would normally expect of extreme indoor sports, it ultimately puts your muscle strength to test. Going against gravity is difficult. Plus, it’s risky since the higher you go, the harder will be the fall. Thankfully, indoor wall climbing grants you the opportunity to safely practice and choose your board (e.g., beginners or expert). Unlike outdoor climbing with the wind as the constant enemy, an indoor version is relatively less risky.
Some athletes prefer not to interact with an equipment but with another living being. Equestrian is a perfect example of this kind of sport. You can level up your excitement by engaging in a highly competitive and adrenaline-rushing horse jumping show that can very well be held indoors. Normally, the covered court consists of a fenced grass area or a sand box complete with obstacles inside.
Spectators are kept outside the parameters to avoid disrupting the riders and the horses. Indoor horse jumping or equestrian shows are equally risky, thus considered as a dangerous sport. Animals, unlike equipment or another human being, display unpredictable behavior that may endanger the life of the rider. Yet compared to outdoor horse shows, an indoor version is free from unforeseen stimuli such as car honks, falling objects, and intermittent weather conditions.
Indoor snowboarding is now available for those who seek ice adventures during autumn or fall seasons. Snowboarding rinks are typically designed with sliding humps and elevated platforms that vary in height and shape. Ceilings are also high enough to accommodate long jumps and other air stunts by participating snowboarders. Rinks can either be glassed or designed as an open space.
Skateboarding can be done indoors also. Contrary to popular belief, skateboarding is a legitimate extreme sports completion. In fact it is part of the international sports competitions, including Olympics and ASEAN Games. An indoor skateboarding stadium allows enthusiasts to practice their favorite action sport through dry and wet seasons. Injuries due to slippery slopes or sharp objects along the way are mainly caused by poor maintenance.
Action sports have obviously evolved through time. People get to enjoy them now in the winter, spring, summer, or fall because sports organizers and entrepreneurs are designing indoor spaces similar to outdoor gaming areas. Some water sports such as wake boarding and boating can even be experienced using man-made structures. It is only a matter of time when all other extreme sports will be played under covered courts.