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Smelling dangerous but insanely fun—water blob

Life is short. People tend to do some extreme thing to endanger himself to feel he or she is living in the moment, or just because he or she is simply enjoying the extreme fun. Bull running or riding, base jumping, bungee jumping, street luging, heli-skiing, big wave surfing or high altitude climbing is their must do list. For heli-skiing, there’s a reason some things are so inaccessible—it’s God’s way of saying, “Don’t be stupid”. Still, people pay top dollar to be helicoptered to untouched snowcaps, where they leap onto virgin slopes and ski far from crowds but very close to avalanches. For big wave surfing, nobody’s saying surfing isn’t fun and or that it isn’t a great excuse to get chicks in bikinis. But any sport with rules for when a shark enters the field of play is not for those with functioning frontal lobes. Big Wave Surfing cranks the dial to 11 by towing surfers into monster 50 ft waves strong enough to crush villages. So if the brute force of the wave doesn’t kill you or bury you so far underwater that you drown. For high altitude climbing, about one death occurs for every six successful summits on Everest, and each victim had to pass corpses on the way up. Real mountaineers face every threat you can imagine, up to and including drowning. Gravity must queue up for its chance to kill you, as hypoxia, hypothermia, frostbite and pneumonia all have prior reservations. For base jumping, it used to be called “attempted suicide”. BASE jumpers willingly hurl themselves from Buildings, Antenna, Spans, or Earth with nothing but a hand-deployed parachute to prevent “deceleration trauma.” In this game, there’s no need to keep score: the winner is the one who DOESN’T DIE. Lucky losers get slammed back into the object they just jumped off of or break everything they have made of, say, bone.

As far as I am concerned, I support the theory that life is short and people like to enjoy some dangerous behavior. But it is better to try to control the level of danger, otherwise, life is really too short. And it raises a really serious question, what kind of sport should they try? Sport like that should be with some danger and extreme fun to raise their adrenaline. Well, water blob is an outdoor water activity in which a participant sits on the end of a partially inflated air bag (also called water trampoline or blob) and is launched into the water when another participant jumps onto the air bag from a platform on the opposite side. The activity is popular at summer camps in North America. Various tricks may also be performed while the participant is in the air. The air bag is approximately 10 meters (33 feet) long by 2 meters (6.6 feet) wide. The recommended height for the tower is 15 feet above the water surface, or 10 feet above the air bag. Some of you may raise questions, like how is danger when wearing a life jacket while playing. Yes, someone who can’t swim should be wearing life jacket while playing. Actually, blobbing is not really dangerous, just dangerous in the appearance. Still, it is insanely fun game for any one of us to play. The most exciting part is making difficult tricks while jumping on the water blob. And you might need to focus and make sure yourself landing on the water blob instead of straight to the water. The whole process need skills, which is one of the reason that makes blobbing so fun and excited to play. If you have trust issue, you should try one yourself and enjoy the fun game.

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