Extreme sports are not only for the adrenaline junkie, they are also for the everyday job who likes a little adventure in their life. Though extreme sports usually means that the sport is being taken to higher levels in the form of faster speeds and higher platforms, most of the extreme sports are only extreme because the marketers of sporting good products and sports shows want you to think there is a little something extra that makes the sport better. Though there are adrenaline junkies out there that take the sport to the limit, you as a novice can also share in the same extreme sports without going to far.
One of the extreme sports that the participant can try is white water rafting. Though considered an extreme sport, white water rafting is a family, fun filled event that anyone can try. Most good white water rafting spots have already been claimed by companies who charge to take you down the river. This is okay because if you didn’t have a guide or a company plot the dangerous obstacles in the river, being sent down the river would take on a whole new meaning. The raft guides have taken solo trips down these runs several times before they take on clients. If you ever tried to steer one of the rafts you would definitely decide to let them do the hard work and you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. You don’t have to be in good shape to white water raft but it is a good idea that you know how to swim. You will be wearing life vest and it is almost certain you will get wet.
Another one of the extreme sports you can try as a novice is tandem skydiving. Here you do not have to take a lot of class time before you are out of the plane’s door and falling at one hundred twenty miles an hour toward earth. Tandem ski diving allows you to be strapped onto the back of a professional sky diver as they make the plunge. After a short lesson you will be strapped to the back of the skydiver and head for the plane. After being airborne, the door will open and together you will jump from the plane.
You can sit back and enjoy the free fall as the skydiver you are attached to does all the work. He will adjust your body in the wind currents so that you are positioned to pull the cord and let the chute deploy. Watch the scenery unfold itself beneath you as you float slowly to earth. Even the landing is enjoyable because the sky diver will take the impact and most of the times break your fall.
So don’t let anyone tell you that you have to be a buff macho man to enjoy extreme sports. Anyone can participate in any extreme sports if they modify the experience by holding back on the extreme and concentrating more on the sport.