Idaho, Perrine Bridge
One of the most exciting bungee jumping spots, Perrine Bridge in Idaho, offers a 486 ft fall in the Snake river. This is the only man-made bridge in the USA where bungee jumping is allowed, throughout the year, that too without a permit.
Victoria Falls Bridge
Go east in Africa, and you have Zimbabwe offering a fabulous and breathtaking bungee jumping location. This is a 500 ft drop from the Victoria Falls bridge over the Zambezi river, connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia. The thrill of the jump, combined with a dreamy spray of waterfall. Wow, must go!
Bull Riding Rules
As far as scoring is concerned, a rider can achieve a maximum score of 100 for his performance. There are 2 judges, who can give 50 points each; 25 for the riders performance and 25 for the animals performance. In most of the forms of bull riding, the rider is not supposed to touch himself or the animal throughout the performance. Doing so only results in loss of valuable points. Before we move on to tips, you need to understand that bull riding is not the same as horse riding. The two are totally different and the risk involved in former is quite high, considering that you ride an animal which is trying to throw you off its back.
Skydiving isn’t just falling out of a plane with a parachute on. It’s more like “falling with style” where an exact science and technique goes into the jumping, deployment of the parachute and landing. Agreed it is not the safest of sports but the occurrence of fatalities while skydiving has been greatly exaggerated, with a fatality rate of 0.0001% or approximately 1 death in every 100,000 jumps. However, it is better to be safe than to be sorry, so below are some safety tips for skydiving, to make each jump a safe experience.
Safety Tips and Advice for Skydiving
Safety is not just the technique or method of jumping but rather is made up of a number of factors listed below.
10 Tips for Skydiving for the First Time
Tip #1: Invest in your safety by choosing a good skydiving school. Do your research in advance, by learning what safety procedures and certifications are to be followed. Dig deep into the school’s safety record and reputation. The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is a necessary certification, look for a school whose instructors are certified by this standard. Talk to trainers personally, meet ex-students of a school prior to joining up and try to attend a demo class, so you get a feel of how things are handled in the institute.
We watch extreme sport athletes competing in reality TV shows or trying to overcome a feat that they’ve challenged themselves to see through, and immerse ourselves in the gnawing excitement and curiosity to see the outcome. Will they make it? Or will they succumb to their body’s limitations? It doesn’t matter, for it is our fodder for entertainment.
Why Do People Take Part in Extreme Sports?