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Longboarding Subculture – Reduce Expenses and Your Carbon Footprint

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Jun 28, 2013
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Longboarding Subculture – Reduce Expenses and Your Carbon Footprint

Longboarding has become more than simply a sport for people to be enthusiasts about and try because it is the new fad.  It has become a mode of transportation for some that saves money on the gas prices that have inflated astronomically over the past few years.  This type of long skateboard has a design that makes its practical use a realistic measure.  The wheels are larger and softer than that of a skateboard making its turning capabilities much easier to man...

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Whitewater Slalom Kayaking Competitions 2013

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Jun 28, 2013
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Whitewater Slalom Kayaking Competitions 2013

The whitewater slalom kayaking competitive events available from June until July of 2013 cover eight countries on two different continents. The United States, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Poland, and Germany all have events planned. Both months prove to be packed full of excitement for those looking to compete or simply stay involved as spectators. Many of the events represent both national as well as world-class competitions that are sure to promise the most compet...

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USA Bungee Jumping Locations – Cost Comparisons

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Jun 28, 2013
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USA Bungee Jumping Locations – Cost Comparisons

When looking for the best value in extreme sports, no sport facilitates this like bungee jumping does. The sport has such a global appeal that it ensures a highly competitive pricing market. A list of the most cost effective bungee jumping adventures available in the United States has been compiled as a guide for those on a budget or those simply looking for a great deal. This list includes some of the most easily accessible bungee jumping sites in the United Stat...

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Motocross – Off Road Dirt Bike Racing Thrilling to Watch and Do

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Jun 24, 2013
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Motocross – Off Road Dirt Bike Racing Thrilling to Watch and Do

Motocross is an off-road extreme sport that comes in the form of a race. The events are held on dirt tracks up to about one and a half miles long and use motorcycles with engines from fifty to five hundred fifty cubic centimeters of displacement. The sport of motocross puts grueling demands on riders with races commonly featuring amazing jumps and harrowing turns all done at breakneck speed. Being a dangerous sport, riders wear a bevy of safety equipment, known in...

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Triathlons

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Jun 24, 2013
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Triathlons

The triathlon is one of the greatest tests of both strength and endurance that can be engaged in for men and women. These events generally have a series of three events based in running, cycling, and swimming. The courses are broken down according to the distances each has with four rankings of courses labeled sprint, intermediate, long, and ultra. Additional starter courses have even been made available for use by children that want to get a start in this type of...

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Snowboarding, a Fast Paced Winter Sport

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Jun 24, 2013
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Snowboarding, a Fast Paced Winter Sport

Snowboarding is a winter sport that can best be described as being somewhere close to skiing but using the sport of skateboarding as a primary guide to form and function and the use of a single wide board as compared to a pair of long sleek skis to enjoy the slopes. The sport manifests in two distinct forms that focus either on doing tricks or on competing for speed. Though it is a fairly new sport, only having been introduced in the 1960's, it has since gone on t...

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Mountain Climbing

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Jun 24, 2013
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Mountain Climbing

Mountain climbing is an ancient sport that is, in many ways, unlike any other. Strength, endurance, and thrill seeking are all prerequisites for becoming a mountain climber. Few other sports give a chance at such harrowing physical activity demanding so much of the athlete. Some activities can take weeks to complete and have historically been life changing or defining events for those engaging in them. The sport can involve snow, rock, or ice and can require a com...

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Snow Skiing for Fun, Fitness, and High Speed Thrill Seekers

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Jun 24, 2013
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Snow Skiing for Fun, Fitness, and High Speed Thrill Seekers

Skiing is a winter sport that can range from physically grueling to excitingly fast-paced activity that is so thrilling you can hardly wait to go every year. Skis provide extra area under your feet to keep you from sinking into the snow as your traverse a mountain course, racing in downhill events, taking on the moguls, or spending time with friends and family enjoying a day at the slopes. No matter what your level of skier, there are risks involved when skiing, e...

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Mountain Biking

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Jun 24, 2013
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Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is an exciting sport that uses specially designed bicycles for traveling off-road and for those adrenalin junkies and thrill seekers, an extreme sport depending on where you ride. The bikes that are used are especially rugged with thick tires and frames capable of handling the unusual stresses that the sport puts on the equipment. Courses can be rough trails with exciting inclines, urban obstacle courses, as well as travels through other interestin...

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White Water Rafting

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Jun 24, 2013
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White Water Rafting

White water rafting is an extreme sport carried out in an inflatable raft on a river. River features that add adversity to the rafting experience are sought after and increase the level of difficulty, thrill, and danger. White water rafting is a progressive sport where, as you gain more experience, you will engage in ever more difficult stretches of river. The scale for difficulty of the rivers is based in a numerical system graded one through six. Grade one - sig...

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