Adventure Sports are all the rage and not just for thirty somethings. Today, retirees are opting into sports and recreation that only the daring would consider and loving it.
Are you a senior who loves to test your nerves and feel that rush of adrenaline flowing through your veins? Then take a look at some of our ideas and engage yourself in one of these high adventure sports that will give you that rush you crave!
Age will not limit you. What counts is your seely courage and determination!
But beware, if you do try one of these sports and you may find yourself in the emergency room. According to some hospitals, senior admittance for high adventure sports and travel is on the rise.
There are many adventure sports and vacations that retirees can opt to explore. Select your favorite adventure sports ideas and get out there.
IDEAS FOR High Adventure Sports
Limbo-skating is growing in popularity. It’s the art of doing the limbo on a pair of roller skates, and requires flexibility, strength and balance.
EXTREME 4-WHEEL DRIVING:
Got a high clearance vehicle with a wench? Then come on out to the favorite haunt of writer Edward Abbey for some extreme 4-wheel driving if you are in to adventure travel, or take in the serene vistas and historical sites from the comfort of your car.
This favorite senior travel destination sits along the Colorado River in the middle of the red desert beneath the La Sal mountains. People come from as far away as Europe and China just to take in its beauty but it isn't all about the scenery out here.
Today, it is known for extreme sports like mountain biking and extreme 4 wheeling. But it wasn't always that way. Where are we talking about? One hint. It was also known as the town too wild to be tamed. And it is a favorite place for seniors to do adventure travel. more
Big Wave Surfing
Surfing itself is often seen as an extreme sport, but doing it in foot-high waves is nothing compared to big wave surfing.
Big waves refer to waves that are at least twenty feet in height, and surfing these monsters requires special boards, skills and tactics. A lot of the skill can just be in predicting these waves and being in the right place at the right time.
EXTREME SNOW SKIING
Go where the Olympic skiers hang in the winter when they're looking for adventure. Cooke City, WY sits in a small canyon surrounded by rugged mountains covered in pristine snow. This place is not for the faint of heart.
Too Extreme? Try one of these ideas.
Slack-lining: Slack-liners use nylon webbing stretched between two points. It’s similar to tightrope walking but the line is slack, hence the name, not taut which makes it more difficult to perform tricks and stunts .
Slackliners have performed/competed at heights of 3,200 feet, making this a dangerous activity. Low-lining is basically the same but instead of lofty heights, the lines are set just a few feet off the ground making it safer and allowing participants to attempt more risky stunts.
Powerbocking: This sport is done by running, jumping and moving around on spring-loaded stilts. The stilts consist of two foot plates which have snowboard-style foot bindings, rubber foot pads and a fiberglass leaf spring.
Mountain Biking: Still considered extreme, this is also one of the most popular high adventure spots. Mountain biking takes balance, strong legs and endurance. One of the most popular extreme biking is found outside Moab, Utah.