Extreme Sports is otherwise known as action sport or adventure sport. Is a name given to variations of sports is which have a high level of danger.
These activities often involve speed, height, high level of physical exertion and spectacular stunts.
These sports differ from traditional sports due to the higher number of uncontrollable conditions.
Athletes in these activities compete not only against other athletes, but also against environmental obstacles and challenges.
An example of an extreme sport would be white water rafting or bmx stunts on ramps.
Extreme sports are a relatively modern form of sports and were incorporated into the Asian Indoor Games in 2005.
List of disciplines
- Sports Climbing
Sport climbing is a style of rock climbing which requires permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection, like bolts.
Sport climbing requires lots of strength, endurance gymnastic ability, risk and self-sufficiency.
External equipments are used to provide safety but not to aid the athlete to go higher. The sport is considered to be a form of free climbing.
The equipments used in sport climbing includes a helmet, dynamic rope, quickdraws, belay device, climbing harnesses, runners, climbing shoes, chalk bag.
A rope is tied to the person who is to lead the sport and the loose end of the rope by a belayer.
As each of the bolt is reached along the route, the climber attaches a quickdraw to the bolt, and then clips the rope through the hanging end of the quickdraw this will now protect the climber in the event of fall. There is a two bolt anchor that can be used to return the climber to the ground.
The rocks that produce good sport climb include limestone, quartzite and granite.
Asian Extreme Sports Federation