Go Smell the Extreme!

Posted on November 17th, 2008 by A/C

Some can,

Some cant,

Others wouldn’t know how.

It is strange how for some of us there is an inherent fear of getting hurt, where commonsense kicks in and says; “Watch out that might be dangerous!”

Yet for others that just doesn’t enter their heads at all.

Hubby was like the latter until he fell of a cliff.

Now he still does (what I consider) dumb things, but he does think about it while he is doing them, then realised afterwards he probably shouldn’t have done that but its too late then.

I on the other hand, I tend ere on the side of caution commonsense (or perhaps I am just a scaredy cat) saying “Nope! not doing that” Top of my not to do list Bunjee Jumping

What is the most outrage thing you have ever done?

Have you let hair down and really gone to town in dare devil way?

Can you let yourself loose control and give yourself over to the moment?

Here’s something you might enjoy..

Don’t try this at home kids, but then again why not?

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The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)


22 Responses to “Go Smell the Extreme!”

  1. I myself am not much of an adrenaline junkie, but I have ventured into situations and circumstances that I KNEW I shouldn’t have. All in all I do like to feel alive and probably have taken some risks I shouldn’t have, in the end I have the knowledge and experience to know what things should not be repeated due to the consequences they produced.
    I like simple things that allow mew to lose myself in the moment…a big one is looking up into the sky above on a dark cold night, becoming mesmerized by the stars that dance above.

    • A/C says:

      I do too Morgan…. Not much into the adrenaline these days, younger days street racing was my thing, but these days it is a much quieter life for me..

      I guess we have to try things to gain the knowledge and experience to understand what works for us and what doesnt… ;)

  2. mike says:

    I like watching Jack Osbourne in Adrenaline Junkie

    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=QKemhtJw3ZE

    Not for me though, watching is okay, not the doing :-(

  3. Sarah says:

    I am not for the extreme.. if jungle trekking seems like a nightmare for me, can you imagine me surfing?

  4. A/C says:

    can imagine all the bugs…. ouch

    These guys surfing must be crazy…. its the only way to describe them

  5. Emma says:

    Love the post, and the video. I would love to let loose and yet the fear of letting loose is greater than not letting go? What does that say?

    Not an adrenaline junkie either – galloping across the desert on a horse is about as far as I would go! :)

  6. Simple Zack says:

    I’d really like to go sky diving some time. I don’t normally “love” adrenaline rushes but skydiving just seems like a “must try at least once” in my book.

    And the men who cooridinated that shot had perfect timing with the beautiful camera angle, giant wave, and everything.

  7. Jim says:

    Hiya Kesa,

    Loved the white knuckle stuff here.

    Mine has to be launching myself off Blaukrans bridge in South Africa – the Worlds highest bungeeeeeeeeeeeeeee jump at 212 metres.

    It was a long way doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooown.

  8. Svasti says:

    Ahem… I’m not sure what rating GSTF has… so I’m not sure I should share some of the most outrageous things I’ve ever done!! ;)

  9. O'DB says:

    Great surfing clip. Looks like it’s from a brilliant documentary on surfing called ‘riding giants’ – ace doc & cinematography is truly awesome (in the truest sense of the word, not some teen commodification & dilution of the term). Waves are so big, powerful & fast that the surfers have to be towed in by high speed jet-skis just to catch them. Incredible.

    Tried a few things: bungee (the Pipeline in Queenstown, New Zealand; highest at the time, but long since lost it’s top spot – incl. the 212m mentioned by Jim), surfing (but on ripples vs that monster in the clip) but passion really lies with snowboarding. Can get pretty sketch off piste, or on piste off big kickers/jumps, but fingers x-ed have never had to experience an avalanche at 1st hand.

    Draw the line at tombstoning – jumping off coastal cliffs into waters below. Sounds easy (?) but called tombstoning for an obvious reason.

    • A/C says:

      Welcome Back O’DB

      Glad to see you pop in..

      The Clip is brillant and I have seen some of riding Planet doco.. Its huge …

      That about where our similarily stop I am afraid…
      Although Tobaganing down Perisher Valley in a snow Storm.. was Pretty extreme… lol…

      ARGHHH NO the Bunjie Nightmare returns..
      :)

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