Athletics and Recreation

Crazy Sports That Shouldn’t Exist

Crazy Sports That Shouldn’t Exist


No doubt sports are dangerous, exiting and require a lot of endurance, strength, dedication and a will to win spirit. But let’s be honest, how dangerous could it Turns out not all sports were created equal when it comes to danger, and there are some athletes who genuinely put their lives on the line every time they compete. In today video we’ve collected for you the craziest and most dangerous sports in the world. Let’s get it on! Russian Slap Competition What began as a sideshow during the European strongman and weightlifting competitions has now
become an internet sensation and a gruelling endurance sport. Originating in Russia to demonstrate
the great strength and pain tolerance of the competitors, the slap competition is very simple. Two men face each other and trade slaps until one is either knocked out, or surrenders, with blocking or ducking the hit being against the rules. Finally, getting slapped at the bar after all those bad pick up lines may just pay off. The sport has its obvious dangers of concussion and loss of consciousness. This is well known, and the referees carry smelling salts to rouse slap recipients back to full consciousness after each hit, just to see if they’re up for more.The sport’s current champion, Vasily Kamotsky, gained his title quite unexpectedly when his friends
talked him into competing while they attended a Siberian fitness show back in May 2018. Weighing 168 kilograms, Vasily is a farmer from a small Siberian town who resembles a bear as much as he does a man, and has great palms that can deliver a slap harder than most men could punch. He is presently undefeated, with two of his competitors even being knocked out cold. This sport was
dangerous enough as it is but became a whole lot worse when Vasily joined the field. Too bad Logan Paul never got to compete against him though “catch him catch him” ….pity! Free Solo Climbing Bouldering and rock climbing are challenging and dangerous sports that require enormous physical strength, concentration and planning to scale a wall or mountain. Even with a plethora of safety equipment such a ropes, pins and harnesses, there have been many deaths from falls. So, take that, remove any and all safety equipment and you have one of the most dangerous sports in the world, free solo climbing. With nothing but their own strength, these climbers scale heights far beyond any survivable limits should they slip, fall, or even just get tired. The first recorded free solo climb
occurred in 1869 when a man named John Muir climbed the cathedral peak of the Yosemite National Park. Since then there has been hundreds of deaths as hopeful climbers aspire to the fame that comes from braving the risks, but then fall from great heights. One climber that has achieved that fame is Alex Honnold – minus the falling part… This thirty four
year old American daredevil received world wide fame when he became the first person to free solo climb the El Capitan cliff face in Yosemite National Park. Not only did he complete the climb entirely by himself and with no safety equipment, but he did the climb that normally takes professionals multiple days to complete in just under four hours. Other climbers have branched away from mountains, like Alain Robert, also known as the French Spider Man, who is better known for free solo climbing skyscrapers all over the world. Not only does he risk certain death but is also regularly arrested at the conclusion of his climbs. Slacklining! Slacklining is similar to tightrope walking. The athlete must balance and walk along a length of thin webbing that
is tied between two anchors tightrope walking sounds hard enough but
slacklining differs as the webbing is held with far less tension between the
anchors meaning the wire you’re walking on will bounce stretch and move as you
travel across it kind of like walking across a bridge made on an ultra-thin
trampoline while many slack liners will practice their technique close to the
ground or above water the pinnacle of this sport is what they call high lining as the name suggests this is slacklining
but at great heights when done without harnesses or safety nets this is one of
the world’s most dangerous sports and despite being fairly new there’s already
been one death in several serious incidents as is the case with all the
sports on this list danger doesn’t concern athletes who continually push
for bigger and higher accomplishments the longest free solo High Line was
walked in huland Falls in northern British Columbia back in August of 2016
Friday Kuhn balanced on a length of 72 meters while being suspended 400 metres
above the ground with zero safety equipment if you’re afraid of heights
and dying this isn’t the sport for you BASE jumping back in the day when it
came to extreme sports jumping out of a plane took the cake these days however
skydiving has a much more dangerous cousin BASE jumping base is an acronym
that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump
buildings antennas spans and earth but wait you may ask a plane is so much
further from the ground than a building or a cliff wouldn’t that make it more
dangerous well no actually the lower altitude makes it riskier as the jumpers
have less time between jump and landing to get it right a slight mistake in
steering or a sudden gust of wind could send you crashing into the cliff or
building you just left from lower speeds mean parachutes deploy slower and if you
pull them a second too late they won’t have time to stop your fall even if you
get all that right the shorter fall time means you have less time to find a spot
to land which are less common around BASE jumping sites choose wrong and you
could end up speared into a tree or into a lake buried beneath the
parachute because of all these reasons it shouldn’t be any surprise that there
have been 328 recorded BASE jumper deaths between 1981 and 2017 mixed
martial arts mixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport made most
famous by the UFC’s rise in popularity across the last decade despite the
recent surge MMA has existed in one form or another since the early 1900s
originally promoted as a competition to find the most effective martial arts for
unarmed combat competitors from different fighting styles were pitted
against one another with relatively few rules these disciplines include
kickboxing Muay Thai karate Taekwondo and judo to name just a few
since its early days the rules of MMA have changed significantly to allow it
to become a more mainstream and regulated sport today individual
fighters incorporate several different martial arts into their style along with
fingerless gloves to protect fists and limit cuts weight classes and time
limits were established with the addition of referees to enforce
stoppages or victories despite these implemented safeguards MMA is still one
of the most dangerous of all martial arts as there have been seven deaths in
the past twelve years from professional fights each arising from head and brain
trauma even when there isn’t a fatality it isn’t rare to see a fighter bleeding
heavily from the head with a fractured wrist laid out with a concussion or with
a broken bone locking two highly trained fighters in a cage together of course
it’s going to be a dangerous sport boxing another combat sport to make
today’s list is boxing despite being very similar to UFC fights boxing is a
single discipline and is actually more dangerous than its MMA counterpart yes even though boxers fight with larger
protective gloves and MMA fighters receive 10% more injuries
boxers statistically received much more severe injuries that’s because MMA
fighters target the whole body whereas boxers are throwing hits mostly to the
head getting successive hits to the face with punches that range from 300 to 500
kilograms of force will do a lot of damage detached retinas brain trauma and
loss of consciousness is common in fact there were 650 deaths from professional
boxing matches across a 90 year period in the 1900s
given the danger it’s no wonder athletes like Floyd Mayweather get paid so much hey you still there
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