TV adrenaline junkie shows have been on the rise recently with Jack Osbourne’s ITV show taking prominence over all others and the recent Channel 4 documentary ‘The Men Who Jump off Buildings’, pulling in thousands of viewers. The latter looks at the most dangerous of all adrenaline sports, base jumping. Base jumping if you have not heard of it, is jumping off buildings with a parachute, not condoned or recommended that you try it, I would opt for something a little less life threatening as you could easily plummet to your death with base jumping.
So if you are an adrenaline junkie why not try bungee jumping, skydiving or white water rafting to fulfil your adrenaline cravings, obviously all dangerous but not as life threatening as base jumping and all can be enjoyed in the safe hands of experienced professionals. Ever had dreams of free falling, feeling the rush as gravity pulls you towards the ground? Why not experience it all with the knowledge that the bungee will propel you back in the opposite direction and bring you eventually safely back to ground.
Or maybe you fancy heading down a wild river on a dingy. Be assured that the inflatable raft isn’t as fragile as it sounds and you will have an experienced instructor that will help guide the team down through the rushing waters and powerful currents. Before you set off through the rapids you will be professionally informed on safety and instructed on all aspects of rafting. Then you head off on a swirling experience that will leave wet and breathless.
Paintballing is a favourite of mine; maybe not the most exhilarating of these extreme sports but still it gets the pulse going. Although with paintball prices being quite extortionate at times visits to these venues limit themselves. If you have ever been it is a fantastic day out for you and all your friends. You can really get absorbed in the experience and imagine yourself as Rambo or a soldier in battle running through the wilderness, ducking and diving, hiding under fallen trees and in bushes picking off your opponents one by one as you try to complete your mission.
You get so involved in the occasion that you start planning in your head what you will do next. Imagining yourself in the real life situation of battle and every decision you make is vital to the glory of your team by defeating the enemy. Nerves and panic consume you as your team members get picked off one by one and you are their last hope. Gun in hand you charge screaming towards the enemy lines, firing ammunition, round after round, picking off soldier after soldier until you stand triumphant, beads of sweat forming on your face as you raise your weapon aloft and scream victoriously to the rapturous applause of your fallen allies.