Top 10 Injury-Prone Sports In The World

Are you the sporting type? It’s great if you are; there’s nothing like indulging in your favorite sport. Here are ten great, popular sports that are also the most injury-prone. We’ve also provided some basic statistics of the number of injuries reported due to these sports in a year.

10. Street Luging

Street luging involves rolling down busy highways while lying on elongated skateboard. There are no brakes, and the sportsperson is placed at just an inch from the road surface. Passing vehicles will perceive the skateboard as a puddle on the road, which increases the danger. Street luging is illegal in many countries in the world.

Injury statistics: About 5 to 15 people die or are badly injured every year while participating in street luging in each country where the sport is allowed.

09. Heliskiing

Heliskiing involves being helicoptered to high snowcaps, where sportspersons dive off on to virgin slopes wearing skis. This extreme sport causes many accidents and deaths every year, as many are trapped in avalanches, or are injured while falling on their skis.

Injury statistics: 45 to 50 people are seriously and sometimes fatally injured while heliskiing every year.

08. Big-Wave Surfing

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Interesting Facts about Skydiving

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Most people know that skydiving involves jumping from a perfectly good airplane, floating down, deploying a parachute and landing. However, if that is all you think there is to skydiving, you may be surprised! Though a popular sport today did, you know that it has been around since 1797? Andre-Jacques Garnerin successfully jumped from hot air balloons in 1797. It is fitting that the first woman to parachute was the wife of the inventor of the device. Jeanne-Genevieve Garnerin was the first woman to ever make a parachute jump in 1799. Here are a few more interesting facts about skydiving.

Danger

There is a common misconception that parachuting or skydiving is dangerous, and considering human beings are jumping from extremely high altitudes with little between them and certain death this is a fair assumption. However, it is also false, throughout out the United States there are only about 30 deaths per year attributed to the sport. This is approximately 1 death per 100,000 jumps or .001%.

Safety equipment and regulations are so strict that very few accidents occur. In the US, a skydiver is required to jump with two chutes, a main and backup. The backup or reserve parachute must … Read more at FryingPanSports

Top 5 Travel Destinations for Extreme Sports Enthusiasts

Top 5 Travel Destinations for Extreme Sports Enthusiasts

Whether you are a scuba-diver, sky-diver, mountain climber, bungee-jumper or white water rafter, one thing is certain: these are extreme sports that only a select few are comfortable participating in.  Chances are, you love more than one of these sports and do them every chance you get. Here are some top travel destinations for the extreme sports enthusiast.

1)      Hawaii: This is one of the most beautiful places on earth, with clear-blue beaches and an abundance of marine life. You will find many opportunities such as scuba-diving, snorkelling, sky-diving and bungee-jumping. Whether you want to jump out of a plane to see the beautiful islands and scenery, or dive down 200 feet to see ship wrecks and corals, this spot is heaven on earth.

2)      Ottawa/Quebec: Ottawa provides one of the best white-water rafting experiences in North America; if you’re into sky-diving you can go to the Ottawa/Gatineau airport in Quebec. You will see breathtaking scenery, as well as the St. Lawrence River. This is definitely an extreme sportsman’s dream come true.

3)      Australia and the Great Barrier Reef: This famous reef is a picturesque sight of beauty. Snorkel or scuba dive … Read more at FryingPanSports