Extreme Sports for Everyone!
I am an extreme sports fanatic, so much so that I am a proud inventor of some of them. Have you heard of extreme sports that you can attempt with your eyes only or after a drink or while watching a cricket match? I present to you, a list of five extreme sports that require minimal equipment and funding.
Disclaimer: Extreme sports can put you or others around you in life-threatening or life-less situations, so try these at your own risk. Reading this “mokkai” post is also at your own risk
1. BMX Send-it
My romanticism with extreme sports started with “BMX Send-it”, which I invented with some friends while still in school. This particular sport focuses on performing a mind-boggling stunt with the bike without actually being on it. It is a tremendously dangerous sport that could result in a lot of collateral damage. The main goal of the sport is to push the bike as far as possible on two wheels. Longer the distance the bike covers, the more thrilling it is.
As I grew older, I traveled far and wide and conquered the skies through this spectacular sport. Eye-diving is a high risk sport of focusing your pupils right down at the ground from the windows of any building taller than 4 floors. I started this sport by looking down from 13 floors and slowly in a few years managed to do it twice from the tallest building in the world. The feeling of thin air creeping between your firmly grounded feet and the floor is just unmatched in any other sport. There is also a riskier variant of this sport, where while holding the railings firmly, you look down from the balcony of a building.
3. Deep-Sea Standing
After my highly successful attempts at eye-diving, I decided to challenge myself further and invented this yet another famous sport. It essentially involves vanishing into the depths of the ocean, as far as you can, and still manage to keep your foot on the ocean floor and your neck outside the water. The challenge of measuring the tides and choosing an optimal position requires immense skill. You can start practicing the sport in a swimming pool initially and then move on to the ocean.
4. In-line Walking
I invented this by a stroke of luck after being frustrated with the lack of facilities in India for in-line skating. This is a sport where you will not be worried about your safety while doing it, but others will be. Drink more than you are capable of, wait for 30 minutes, get up and try to walk around in a straight line without any support. You will feel as if you are scaling new heights! When you try this, the first few times you might end up doing a few stunts unknowingly, but you must just “Keep Walking!”, if you know what I mean. Do not try this outdoor on the road though.
Lungi (Mundu) is a dress worn by men in many parts of India. Lungi-Kattu (Kattu means to tie) was born because of my intense desire to design a radically new sport that’s deeply rooted in our culture. The name is inspired from Jallikattu, a traditional Indian bull-taming sport. In lungi-kattu, you are expected to, not wear any other piece of clothing other than the Lungi and untie and tie the lungi quickly 20 times. Larger the audience, higher the thrill quotient, for you as well as the audience!
Some may not be satisfied with the thrill factor lasting only for a few seconds to minutes in these sports. To combine endurance with thrill, they could try extremely extreme sports such as “Shopping with the opposite sex” and “Marriage”.
By saying what I have said above, I have just got myself into the riskiest sport that was ever invented “Messing with the wife!”.