alan_k Posted November 7, 2011 Share Posted November 7, 2011 When people find out I fly a paramotor (generally included in the thought of ‘microlight’ in France) I am sometimes asked if it is dangerous. I usually answer that with a no as I consider myself to be a safe flyer. This got me to thinking of the perception of ‘Extreme Sports’. I’m sure with media coverage there is always an element of sensationalism, leading to public understanding that the merest slip-up will lead to injury or even death. As a topic for discussion I have listed what might be considered as extreme sports: Quadbike riding White water rafting Skydiving Powerboat racing Off piste skiing Speed flying Snowboarding Free climbing Mountaineering Base jumping Bungee jumping Gliding (sailplane) Hang gliding High wire Ski jumping Wingsuit flying Skateboarding BMX Paintball My feeling is that those activities that include the least predictable weather or conditions are the most ‘extreme’. When I fly I always take notice of the conditions and the beauty of PPG is you can land almost anywhere if you need to. What are your thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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