Wednesday, November 3, 2010

X Games / Sports

Extreme Sports. Im sure many of you have experienced or never tried any of the extreme sports activities. It depends on whether you love it or otherwise. It depends how extreme you want it or not. It requires endurance, guts and consistency (im talking based on my experience).
If you're the adventurous type, try it.
If you don't mind feeling the pain or rather post-pain, try it.
If you don't mind having the sudden adrenaline rush and heart-beats fast, try it.

All in all, i guarantee you'll have great fun!

I was curious how the X Sport came about so I Wiki-ed it.

The origin of the divergence of the term "extreme sports" from "sports" may date to the 1950s in the appearance of a phrase usually, but wrongly, attributed to Ernest Hemingway. The phrase is

"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."

The implication of the phrase was that the word "sport" defined an activity in which one might be killed. The other activities being termed "games". The phrase may have been invented by either writer Barnaby Conrad or automotive author Ken Purdy.

In recent decades the term extreme sport was further promoted by X Games, a multi-spaort event created and developed by ESPN. The first X Games (known as 1995 Extreme Games) were held in Newport, Providence, Mount Snow, and Vermont in the United States.

A history of the sports was published in 2004. Amped: How Big Air, Big Dollars and a New Generation Took Sports to the Extreme. The book provided an overview of the history, culture, and business of the sports and included interviews with athletes, company owners, and marketers.

I recently went for a day trip capturing some photos. These photos were taken on 30 Oct 2010, one event after the other.

1. Wall Climbing

2. Drift

Im not sure whether is this categorized under extreme sports. To me, it fulfills the criteria above. So i pretty much am guessing it is.

3. Skate boarding / BMX / Rollerblading

This is a definite amongst the young!

Thats about it for this time.


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