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- If you could learn one extreme sport for free, what would it be? See all answers
- March 12, 2011 by siouxj73
- Extreme Sports? Bring it on!
To be honest, the cost of learning extreme sports isn't what prevents me from learning them, it's the whole "extreme" bit, linked to the whole "sport" bit. I don't do sport. Sport is evil to someone who is as unco-ordinated as I am. The only thing mildly sporty that I am any good at is fire twirling. It's loads of fun, and harder to set yourself alight than you would think. I have set my hair on fire once, and unless it's full of product it just sort of smoulders. Nothing a couple of pats of the hand can't deal with.
The only "extreme" thing I've actually done is extreme knitting - which is basically where you take your knitting somewhere you should not take your knitting, and rip off a few rows. I have knitted extremely at the beach, in the mountains, whilst bushwalking, and in the middle of what used to be a tree, now the empty innards of a strangler fig. That's about as extreme as I get.
So, if cost, danger and dying weren't actually issues, the extreme sport I would love to learn would be - base jumping. There is something insane, amazing and beautiful about jumping off a perfectly good mountain and free falling for a while till you pull your chute (or die horribly against the cliff face - either way). I think I will wait to give that a try until someone invents a transporter button that you can press to take you to a safe place in case of dying horribly whilst in free fall.