Those with a thirst for competition have probably tried all sorts of traditional sports. Established sports like football, hockey, and basketball are great fun. However, some people might want to try something new.
There are many obscure sports out there which are great fun to try. Many involve the use of new technology and are too recently established to have a huge following. Nonetheless, these sports still have their own athletes, events, and ways to get involved. Here are some unique and innovative sports you may want to try out.
Extreme sports are intense activities involving a lot of athleticism and creativity. Those who love working on their balance and finding new tricks have probably spent plenty of time on skateboards and BMX bikes. But did you know scootering has also become a sport?
While scooters saw their heyday in the early 2000s as a children’s toy, there are now scooters created for sport. You can find many pro scooters for sale which are capable of doing amazing stunts.
There are events for freestyle scootering and even a world championship! Many people use pro scooters on local skateparks, so it’s easy to try for yourself.
Most people know Quidditch as the sport played by wizards in the Harry Potter book series. But unbeknownst to some, it’s also become a real life competitive game!
Naturally, the rules have been changed a bit to suit the lack of flying broomsticks and magical objects. Still, it’s startling to think a fantasy sport has become a legitimate competitive activity.
If you want to get involved, you can find local teams and events on the US Quidditch Association site. There are also similar organizations around the world.
Most of us have competed with our friends or siblings over a video game at some point in our lives. But nowadays, some people are competing in video games for millions of dollars in worldwide tournaments!
Games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends have millions of fans who watch pro matches and attend events. While it isn’t the most physical activity, it’s become a huge spectator sport with international competitions and superstars.
It’s also one of the easiest to try for yourself. Most popular eSports games can be downloaded online. You may need an awesome PC gaming setup to go pro, but there are plenty of small events around the globe where people can enter with their own teams.
Another sport made possible by new technology is Drone Racing. While many people buy Drones as a hobby, Drone enthusiasts are using theirs to race in international competitions.
There’s now a Drone Racing League where the best Drone pilots compete for prizes and glory. Inbuilt camera technology is used to give a fascinating spectator experience. Many have compared the sport to pod racing from Star Wars. Albeit with much smaller vehicles and pilots controlling their devices externally.
It’s easy enough to get involved. Anyone can buy a Drone and find local events to race in. But if you want to make it to the big leagues, you’ll need a superfast vehicle and a lot of practice!