Natural Sport, Pumping Your Adrenaline

What is your activity in weekend? Do you like sport? Sometimes we spend that time with our family. There is an alternative for sport. This is not usual sport like we always doing regularly. This is kind of sport which need special place. And most of them is sport which pumping our adrenaline. I know that most of us like this sport. I just inform to all of you about other sport. Actually there are many benefit by doing this sport. Like, we more close with nature, stay away for a while from pollution and city noise, we get fresh air and free breathing, reducing stress, and many benefit that I can't mention one by one.

Actually there are other sport like ski, snowboarding, surfing, buggy jumping, ext. But in this hub I write about paragliding, treking, diving, rafting, climbing,

Paragliding

Actually there are many kind of air sport. But the easier kind of air sport to learn is paragliding. The flight equipment is like parachute (used for skydiving). but the size and shape is more simple and lightweight, only about 8-15 kg. but the weight can be adjusted to the weight of our bodies and our abilities. Just need simple requirement that is courage of mental. Because we will fly tens of meters from the ground. But don't worry, we will be given a short training and instructions first. We can try this sport directly. The first we come to the paragliding place, we can try it soon. Namely tandem flying (one parachute for two person).

The fun of paragliding is we know the flying bird around us. Flying on the air while seeing the beautiful scenery below us. There are many place in my country which is usually used for paragliding. LIke : Sentul (West Java), Banyak Mountain (East Java). Please enjoy the picture below.

tandem flying
tandem flying

Treking

Do you like hiking but you don't have much time and energy, there is solution for this problem. Treking is the best sport like hiking. Many people said that treking has the same sensation with hiking. Walking is the bigger portion in this sport. There are various type of treking, like:

  • Safari Trek. The place for treking is in the zoo or national park. When we join the safari park we can exploring the forest with a variety of obstacles. Start from across the creek to climb the steep ground. We can see the forest animals. but don't worry for this kind of treking there is experienced guide who accompany us along the trip.
  • Family treking. Kind of activity like walking in the hill and exploring the farm. With the distance of around 5 km.
  • Treking - rapling - waterfall. Combination of treking with other challenge sports, like down the mountain or hill (with rope) and across the waterfall. The High of waterfall approximately 20 m.
  • Treking and camping. it need a time around two days one night. we must prepare all the needs for camping, including the food.

The most fun of treking is we more close to nature, appreciate the plant and animal, reducing stress, good for our health because we walk during trip,feel free in breathing, see the green grass (good for eyes), we can hear the bird singing, we can see beautiful scenery and the best part is appreciate God's creation.

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courtesy of www.hittourvietnam.com

Diving

There are two techniques in diving. Those are dive without the tube (skin diving or snorkeling) and by using a tube (scuba diving), Both have the level of difficulty and different pleasures. But both of them are interesting to try. Before dive we were trained through manuals, videos, and learn to dive in the pool. The material usually given is how to deal with problems under the water. Then we can dive in the sea. The necessary conditions are the heart and respiratory system should be good and we shouldn't dive if we have respiratory problems like colds and coughs. We also charged a fee to rent equipment, guides and the cost to get to the location.

The most fun of diving is we can enjoy the beautiful scenery under the water. Because there was no body weight during the dive. So we don't feel tired. This exercise is good for reducing stress, because our view is the natural beauty of the sea and enjoy a very quiet atmosphere.


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courtesy of www.yourasianvacations.com

Rock Climbing

Have you ever see the Vertical limit movie?if you know the tension of this movie. A requirement to follow rock climbing is not afraid of heights, physical must be prime and doesn't have health disorders such as vertigo, high blood pressure or asthma. In doing the rock climb must have a partner as a security, namely bilayer. The bilayer will help and give the instruction during the climb process. Hes must be an expert climber. Another task of bilayer is to maintain security of climber and holding a rope to rise and fall a climber.

The most fun of rock climbing is we really against the force of gravity. So if the rope out off the handle, we would know how challenging this sport. And if we are at the top or was hanging, that is wonderful moment where we can see how beautiful the scenery below us.

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Rafting

This sport is very exciting and challenging adrenaline. The basic requirement of this sport is good health and not afraid of water. Don't worry if you can't swim, because there are instructors who accompany us during rafting activity. There are safety devices which will protecting us, such as life jackets. The important thing is don't easy panic, always compact and continue to follow the instructions from the instructor.

Like other risky sport, there is a briefing before doing rafting on how to do this sport and how to save ourselves. Rafting difficulty level depends on the flow of water, which consists of 6 grid. The harder of the water, the higher the level of difficulty.

The most fun of rafting because this is kind of adventure sport. So, doing rafting can increase self-confidence. We can imagine when sliding together over the water, we can shout with freedom. The rivers are always changing and unpredictable.

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courtesy of http://www.allseasonsadventures.com

Do you have experience with those sport above? I think there are many beautiful places in your country to do the sports like above. Please share with us here. I'll wait your comment. Thanks

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Pete Maida 6 years ago

I like rafting but I medium size rapids; not the big ones.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Pete for share your experience here. I also like rafting.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

You would certainly need nerves of steel


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Prasetio, You have a lot of great suggestions but some I would only do if I was younger and some not at all. I love white water rafting but I had a rough experience that I wrote a hub about some time back. Any activity outside is healthy and good if a family does things together. Good hub.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

very well written prasetio, good job, Maita


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks ethel smith, Pamela and Maita for giving your time to visit this hub. I know most of that sport is for younger. But treking is nice to try.

For Pamela, I am glad you share your experience when you were younger. White water rafting is also nice sport.


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salt 6 years ago from australia

great pictures and great fun treking camping and climbing... exhilerating.


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

This looks like fun. Though I not sure if I would try rock climbing.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks salt and Sandy for dropping by. I am glad you liked this hub. I know that rock climbing need strength and courage. I also afraid doing this sport. But for pumping adrenaline rock climbing is the best. Treking also fun and easy for us.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Oh boy, you are too adventures for me. I am too old for all that, and now I work at on the computer, writing hugs. This is a great hub, love the pictures and the ideas. Thanks


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Darlene for coming to this hub. Nice comment. You don't have to like and follow all of these sports, but you like this information is enough for me. Thanks my friend....


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Great suggestions and I am sure it must be fun. I like swimming and walking.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Hello for supporting this hub. Swimming and walking is also great sport. Those are absolutely fun.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

I'm too chicken for some of these! Love the pics.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Habee. Not all off us brave doing these sport. I also too chicken doing rock climbing. nice comment. Thanks for share your opinion.


denny saloon 6 years ago

hi wowok,

i'm now a new hubber. i like your articles very much. onward no retreat ....


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Mr.Denny for supporting this hub.


yoshi pasha 6 years ago

just adding extra information about paragliding..

we provide friendly-safety first tandem paragliding and schooling service at Mt. Banyak, Batu and other sophisticated sites in Java and Bali.

further details at http://ayokitakemon.com or http://paralayangbatu.com

thank you, prasetio..

100% adrenaline juice!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks Yosi for this information you gave to me. Actually, we have many beautiful places for traveling. And hubpages is good for promotion. Thank you so much. I'll go directly to see your link.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Of the things you mentioned, I have loved hiking in various places and have water rafted twice and had loads of fun. All of these activities sound like fun if one is in good health. Which of these have you experienced?


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Peggy. Thanks for share your thought about these sport based your experience. I am glad you get involve with kind of these sport. I love treking and rafting. I got a lot fun from these sports. I want this more and more. Good to see you here. I hope you always healthy....amen.

Prasetio


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Robertbloggert 6 years ago from Oklahoma

Very good info prasetio30, and I love the way you've done this hub. I've alway's wanted to try paragliding, as one of the greatest thoughts I often have when birdwatching is how wonderful it must feel soaring high in the breeze. There was also a great ad at the top of this for a place that does the treks and rafting and now that you've got my outdoor juices flowing I'm checking into it. Thanks for a great hub! And God bless you always my new friend across the ocean!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Good morning, Robertbloggert. Thanks for coming to this hub and share your opinion about this topic. I found your passion in outdoor activity. Paragliding is the most fun sport. You can see the beautiful scenery from the sky. I also love to have a new friend across the ocean. God bless you too.

Prasetio

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