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Extreme Motorsport Of Jet Skiing

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Jet skiing is an adventurous water sport, performed through the aid of a motorized water craft. Jet Ski, made by Kawasaki, is regarded as the first commercial, successful watercraft in the USA. The development of the first Jet Ski, in 1973, revolutionized water sports. The WSAA and WSAB were the first jet ski watercraft, models introduced and since then personal watercraft are being used all over the globe. Today, jet skis are not only used for sports and recreation, they are also used in saving lives on the water. Equipment Needed Anyone involved in jet skiing must have some jet ski clothing, accessories, and a watercraft. For safety reasons, a life jacket is the most important clothing for jet skiing. They come in varieties of sizes ...

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Offshore Power Boat Racing

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Offshore powerboat racing is a sport where ocean-going power boats compete in point to point racing. The sport is over a century old and has gained popularity because of the exhilaration and risks that it involves. Power boat racing is led by the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) in Europe, Asia, and Middle East. In the USA the American Power Boat Association (APBA) is the main governing body. Private funding as well as commercial sponsors finance the sport. History Of Offshore Powerboat Racing The sport was formed in 1903, when Automobile Club of Great Britain along with the Marine Motor Association hosted a race of auto boats. Power boat racing did not exist at that time, and the winner of the race was presented with the ...

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Red Bull Frozen Rush: Off Road Racing Gets a New Address

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Red Bull has a completely different take when it comes to conquering the hearts of its fans. The energy-drink producer has taken action-sports to a degree where exhilaration born out of heart-stopping moves. Red Bull has indisputably dominated the world of action-sports by sponsoring sports events that have taken place in air, on the ground, and in water. So when it comes to perilous ideas about sports, Red Bull is all ears about it and may be that is how Frozen Rush would have come into existence. This Is How It Started The conception of Frozen Rush happened when Red Bull converted the ski runs of the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine into an off road track inclusive of the jumps. They had off-road ...

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What’s UR Thrill? Extreme Motocross

What’s UR Thrill? Jacob Harriss wins some TTS Swag! Jacob Harriss is 16 years old from Sydney, Australia.  His dream is to compete in the Redbull Extreme Endure.  Over the last 2 years Jacob has come in 2nd in the New South Wales trials titles.  Jacob got into extreme motorcycling from his dad who still competes in the sport.  Every weekend Jacob is training on his Mtb! Thank you Mate for the awesome story, photos, and video! Click HERE to visit the TTS store filled with original products!  Follow TTS on YouTube by clicking HERE! Do you have a Thrilling video, photo, story or music you would like to see on our site? Send us your stuff by clicking HERE! If we post your stuff you will win a ...

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The Exhilarating World Of Rally Raid Racing

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For those who get an adrenaline rush from speed, rally raids, often known as cross country rallying can literally sweep you off your feet. Rally raids are a form of long-distance off-road racing which takes place over a span of 3 to 15 days. Racers can end up traveling almost 560 miles (900 km) a day. While there are many rally raid races that take place around the world, the FIA Cross Country Rally allows racers to rally raid for the World Cup. The three competitive groups in off-road rally raiding are motorcycle (moto) class, car class, and truck class. Moto Class: The moto class is further divided into three groups: Marathon – This group includes motorcycles that have been mildly modified. Separate races take ...

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Monster Trucks – Extremity Personified

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Monsters are vehement and trucks can be intimidating huge. Put the two together and you have a machine that can make you feel like hell broke loose. Monster trucks are styled after the bodies of the pick-up trucks with humongous wheels and suspension. These trucks are often seen as car crushing machines and are popular for sports entertainment and competitions. As popularity increases, the extremities of monster trucks keep on increasing and competitions involving monster trucks have now started ending with freestyle events. As monster truck drivers continue to push the limits, the number of fatalities and injuries keep on rising as well. This is a sport that involves great risk. History Modified pick-up trucks were becoming popular during the 1970s. Bob Chandler who had ...

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5 Worst Driving Habits

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Despite how you envision your driving capacity, it is anything but difficult to spot awful driving propensities in others. Having spent endless hours sitting nearby complete outsiders while they test drive autos, here are my “5 Worst Driving Habits”. This is not about obtrusive law-breaking action (drink driving, messaging while driving, barreling through a school zone at 150mph, and so on.), yet rather the natural driving propensities individuals appear to grow, either intentionally or unknowingly. In spite of the fact that they may appear to be safe, a large portion of them do violate the law sooner or later and can prompt to a dangerous circumstance out and about. Speed Up, Slow Down, Speed Up, And Slow Down If you utilize journey control when you ...

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The Extreme World of Motocross Racing

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Motocross is one of the most popular and extreme off-road, motorcycle racing sports today. It is usually held in an enclosed off-road racing course that is composed of dirt roads, hills, ramps, and a lot of mud. The size of the course can allow up to 40 motocross riders to race at the same time.  The Bikes In motocross, the bikes used are much lighter than normal motorcycles. Aluminum is preferred over other heavier metals to make the bike lighter. The bikes are categorized according to their engine size and it ranges from 50cc to 550cc. Motocross bikes are customized and adapted according to the rider’s taste and needs. With the harsh conditions of the motocross courses, the bikes have to be very durable to ...

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Rock Crawling: Ultimate Motorsports

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What Is Rock Crawling? Rock Crawling is an extreme form of off-road sport where different types of vehicles are driven through and over difficult terrains and obstacles. Any type of vehicles can be used, but the most common are jeeps, trucks, and buggies. Many rock crawling enthusiasts modify their vehicles in order to make them more powerful and flexible in any type of harsh terrain.  Rock crawling usually takes place on mountain trails, boulders, mountain foothills, and terrains with almost impassable trails. Rock crawling is a fast growing sport and it is even featured on some TV shows. History Of Rock Crawling When automakers started manufacturing more four-wheel-drive vehicles and people started buying them, the growing interest in driving off road also flourished. Many outdoor ...

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Motorcycle Hill Climbing – Vertical Adventure

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Adventure is loved by everyone, but when it gets extreme, all of us may not be up for it. Imagine hills covered with motorcycles racing to reach the top. It includes a daredevil attitude and a motorcycle that can pump enough power to reach the top first. Motorcycle hill climbing is an extreme sport which has a long history. It has been around for a notable period of time and the sport is gaining popularity as more riders join the community of hill climbing partly for the adventure and partly for the risks it involves. History The sport began as a mere case of showing off the abilities of a powerful motorcycle built by Indian. The founders wanted to use an innovative way of advertising ...

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The Hidden World Of Street Racing

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Movies such as Fast and the Furious and Need for Speed have romanticized the hidden world of street racing. Even though it looks cool and fun on screen, the truth still remains that this is a very dangerous and illegal sport in the US, which is not tolerated by the police. Here are some things that you might want to know about street racing in the US and other parts of the world. Why Is Street Racing So Popular Among Race Drivers? When you ask a street car racer why he likes racing in the streets, he would probably smile at you and tell you what every race car driver feels when they are behind the wheel. There is an adrenaline rush that gives the ...

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Recreational Drones: High Flying Fun

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Drones – An Army Of The People I have never been any good at keeping up with the news, technology, the weather, or feeding my fish. When I heard about people owning and flying drones, I suddenly got this sensation of shell-shock, knowing that more than half the population can’t even drive their motor vehicle in a remotely safe manner. And here now they’re flying unmanned bots with guns… Yeah, if you talked to me earlier than a week ago, and you asked me anything about drones – I’d tell you that if you see one, you are probably in a whirlwind of trouble, and that it was nice knowing you. I am most likely the last person to know that there are recreational drones, ...

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The Extreme Motorsport Of Snowmobiling

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Brief History Of Snowmobiling The first machine that could move on snow was created in 1909. It had the length of about ten feet and was based on a track design. The snowmobile was created by a man called O. C. Johnson. A few years after its invention, in the year 1913, a man called Virgil White, who was apparently a Ford dealer, created a ski conversion that was originally meant for the T Ford model. Mr. Virgil White was the first man to use the word snowmobile. In the year 1960, the contemporary version of the snowmobile was invented by Bombardier. It contained an open cockpit that could host a maximum of two people. From here, the traditional automobile undercarriage was replaced with skis ...

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Lawn Mower Racing: Wait – We Can Explain…

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The History Of Mower Racing, Cut Short Lawn mower racing is a fairly young sport. I had its beginning in the early 1970s in West Sussex, England, United Kingdom by man named Jim Gavin. He and a few friends were rather dismayed at all the pomp and circumstance that surrounded actual races – the sponsorships and all the expenses associated with racing cars. It was them that the British Lawn Mower Racing Association was born. The idea was to have a cheap, fun sport. Lawn mowers are generally owned at every house, so there was great potential to have more people involved. In fact, about 80 people showed up for event not long after. Mower racing does have a pre-organizational start, however, when the Ashton ...

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Karting: Motorsport For The Masses

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Introduction Karting is best described as an open-wheel sport that involves karts. Depending on the nature of the design, the vehicles can either be karts, go-karts and shifters. Given the chosen vehicle, the sport involves racing on circuits that have been scaled down. The understanding is that karting creates the foundation for developing into much more competitive and larger sports. When placed in the context of the public, the karts are often limited to 16mph. Such a safe speeds are intended to better protect the public from the risk of injury in the event of a collision. History Karting has its history located in Southern California. It was started in the year 1956. It is widely acknowledged that Art Ingles came up with the original ...

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Autocross: An Exhilarating and Affordable Motorsport

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When the words motor and sports come together, there is this sudden rush of adrenaline that begins surging in the body just like fuel surges inside the engines. Motorsports are usually aggressive in nature and while they require a lot of focus from the driver, the audience on the other hand are viewing the fierce aggression of automobiles as they compete against one another to the finish line. As for Autocross, it is a little more refined with a course which is about a mile long and where emphasis is put on the manner in which the car is being handled and the skills of the driver. Safety is considered foremost in Autocross and the sport encourages participation of more people. Autocross races are the ...

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Ice Racing – Pure Adrenaline

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Ice racing is an insanely cool sport which involves cars, snowmobile and motorbikes slip-sliding on the ice as they compete for the checkered flag. Soaring around frozen turns and balancing themselves on slick ice, ice racers love the sport because of the adrenaline rush that it brings along with it. Taking one of the most popular motorsports and bringing it to ice can sound dangerous but then where’s the thrill to it if it did not have that element of danger lurking around. From tires that have no traction to those that are specially fitted with screws, the vehicles that are used could be anything from modified ones to the average cars and motorcycles that you would take to your local pub. You can use ...

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24 Hours Of Le Mans- The Oldest Car Race

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24 hour of Le Mans is an amazing sports car race that was started long back in 1923 near a town named Le Mans in France. This is the world’s oldest car race that is packed with all the elements of the sports drama. Both the performance and endurance of man and machines are tested in 24 hours of Le Man that goes on for 24 hours and each year a new chapter is added in the automobile history. Purpose: Before 24 hours of Le Man got popularity in France, Grand Pix racing was the most popular form of Motorsports and the 24 hours of Le Man was mainly introduced to bring a different test in the race. So, the manufacturers concentrated on building the ...

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pizazz for inventiveness and judgment skills have impelled him to stand out amongst the most well-known sports people. He has been chosen a record 12 times as the victor of NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver honor. The 2015 season denotes Earnhardt’s sixteenth win. Through 2014 has amassed 23 profession triumphs, including several wins in the Daytona 500. His 23 triumphs tie him for 31st on NASCAR’s unequaled race victors. Earnhardt completed the 2014 season positioned eighth in the title standings on the quality of a 12.2 normal, completing position, the third-best of his profession. Generally, Earnhardt has fit the bill for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup seven times. Earnhardt is the main third-era NASCAR champion, accomplished the several times he has ...

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NASCAR’s Crown Jewel – Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon is an iconic personality in the universe of NASCAR. He was born on August 4, 1971 in Vallejo, California. Gordon began competitive auto racing at the early age of five. His popularity grew as he continuously superseded his own records and those of other top racers. Gordon announced in 2015 that he was stepping down as a full-time driver after a career that was dotted with victories. Early Life Gordon’s parents, Will and Carol were separated soon after his birth. Carol soon started dating a co-worker, John Bickford who encouraged Gordon’s interests in auto-racing. At the age of four, Gordon’s step-father, John Bickford gave him a BMX racing bike which he began riding at that age. A year later, Gordon rode a quarter ...

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