Making Extreme Sports Common


There is a new trend where skaters skate on the streets for the wide variety of obstacles.

The young and the brave embrace new ways of overcoming fear.

Speed, height, maximum physical exertion and specialised equipment: check. A high level of inherent danger: check.

Extreme sports like skateboarding, skim boarding, downhill mountain biking and parkour are increasingly taking hold in the hearts of local adrenaline-loving folks.

It’s the challenge of attempting to control physics, pushing the limits and pitting man against nature that is so thrilling, it would seem. “I got into skateboarding because it is a sport where you can explore new extreme tricks every day,” says Azreen Azman, a Penang skateboarder who is well-known in the circuit.

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