I know my personal gut reaction to this question is, "Well yeah!". But looking at it closer, it's actually very difficult to even define what extreme sports are. For this reason I'm only going to…Continue
"I am a skteboarder and don't do any other sports, so I only can speak for skateboarding as an extreme sport. I think it is manly, but not because you stand on the board and do some stupid tricks. It is manly because you try it as often until…"
"I am inclined to agree that it is a question of attitude, focus, & the overall purpose of the "extreme" sport.
To me, crushing your opponent is nowhere near as manly as competing against yourself, and seeing what you are REALLY made…"
"I'd say it goes with what Dutch Dastard said about teamwork. With baseball, hockey, etc. You're a team. With very very few exceptions no matter how good an individual is he/she must still be a TEAM player. With something like…"
"Interesting. There has been a discussion like that before, and the general idea is that it is REALLY hard to define. For every criterion you can define, you will find an exception. I think it's even harder than defining which sports should be…"
"It seems like the consensus so far is that it's not what you do but rather how you do it, or the attitude you have while doing a particular "Extreme sport". I really like what Loki said about an individual's character in…"
"For many of these 'extreme sports' NOTHING about them has changed from the inital 'un-extreme' version. They (promoters etc.) have simply added 'extreme' or 'X' or whatever in front of the sport.
"I think Rally racing would be a great example of skill and technical difficulty over danger. Sure there are crazy wrecks, but the driver is so restrained that they rarely get injured. It also involves a lot of trust. There is…"
"I agree with the above. It's how you do it, not what you do. I'm an avid skier, and i do pick up speed. However, i don't like being out of control, so i don't drink when i ski (like most people), and i don't do things i…"
"They can be -- but their practitioners often aren't. The problem isn't the sport, its the man behind the mask. Talent is talent, stupid is stupid ... and a douche on a skateboard is still a douche.
"Well, at least you've endeavored to define your terms.
Unfortunately, the practioners of some of your sports seem to put a premium on either extreme stupidity or extreme ignorance of their abilites.
Skateboarders and Snowboarders seem to…"
"I think Native Son nailed it. I'll go further. Not only are these things not taught in schools, there are few apprenticeships, and few fathers willing and able to teach this (many reasons). I'd dare say that in some…"
"Ok, everyone is saying to read a lot, and that is certainly true. But write also. How about writing about that child you're bringing into the world? Notebook it or blog it. Becoming a dad has been the best experience I have ever…"
"Literally millions of hobbies to take up. Carpentry, plumbing, gardening, car care, electricity, cooking, athletics, reading. You are on the right track already. Exercise extreme patience with the boys or they will hate being…"
"Points for you to ponder: Have you forgiven her? Has she forgiven herself? Now, have you forgiven yourself? (What? But I...) Sush, just shush. Think about how you reacted to the news. Turmoil may have caused you to…"