Do you like the excitement of extreme sports? If so, you might be an 'adrenaline junkie'. Find out more about white-water rafting and parkour in this video.

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Would you rather try white-water rafting or parkour? Tell us which extreme sports are popular where you live.

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ManuelLizarazo 25 September, 2017 - 15:34

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actually i chose white-water rafting because looks like an aventure and it means that white-water rafting is very fun also and if we want we can practice in group or alone, rather try in calm water or do it in aggressive river and do it on a tematic place or adrift. points like this make a sport on a great and interesting activity.
the colombian geography can be helpful if we talk about extreme sports . is a great place to do climbing or mountaineering.

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Felipe09 22 September, 2017 - 03:25

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In my opinion parkour is better because it is a unique and interesting sport. In my country it is not very common practice extreme sports although there are many places where you can learn and enjoy these sports. Among the best known are parachuting, jumping and rafting, also colombia has different landscapes and places where you can practice all kind of sports.

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mateorivera 21 September, 2017 - 04:08

I prefer Rafting Because it is a more adventure sport, when precticular security elements are used that help people to be calmer and there are specific spaces to practice it. While parkour being a more extreme sport and not having a space of its own, it is difficult to practice, which is a bad step can cause an accident or complicated health situation.

The principals extreme sports that are practised in Colombia are: mountaineering, canopy, bungee, rafting, climb, abseiling and Parachuting. These sports can develop in Colombia due to the fact that the relief offers the scenes acts to do these sports.

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S4NT1A60 21 September, 2017 - 03:28

I think that these kind of sports/activities looks dangerous, its obviously that if you make step in false or try to do that without an previously training and
knowledge youre going to get injured. But also i think that these kind of sports you help you to lose the fear and be more brave, confident, bold and cool

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DanielRocha 21 September, 2017 - 03:06

I prefer practice Parkour because is a sport that for me since that i saw, it, i like it a lot for his movements, his agility, how they move in the streets; etc...

And for this reasons is that i prefer the parkour.

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angiecriado 21 September, 2017 - 02:54

i would like practice parkour because i think that this extreme sport it´s not common in my country, and also my city has many constructions and places for doing this sport, though i think that this can be dangerous because if you are nervous probably you fall and get injured, so you have to practice for a long time to do it in the best way.

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axel17 21 September, 2017 - 02:34

I would rather try rafting because this extreme sport has at least protection equipment and looks less dangerous than the parkour. In my country the most popular extreme sports are skydiving and motocross for the reason that people in Colombia they like adrenaline.

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Daniela9 21 September, 2017 - 02:32

I like extreme sports and more when you can play in groups as in family, with friends.
The ones that I like the most are the aquatic ones, when you play this you de-stress, you enjoy one of the advantages is that it is a feeling of having defied the danger, it is a sensation of being able to overcome any obstacle that can present in the life, I recommend a lot the extreme sports is very funny

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FABB 21 September, 2017 - 02:26

i like both sports, but i prefer parkour, because is more interesting The video was very excellent, because i like the extreme sports, are so good, in my opinion, colombia is a great place to practice this sports, because we can do, colombia have rivers for practice rafting and buildings to practice parkour.

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CamiloASandovalG 21 September, 2017 - 02:10

I prefer rafting because I like the feel of the jumps and that the water falls in the face of all that go in the boat. An extreme sport well known and preferred by many is Bungee Jumping in a place two hours from Bogota in Samaca (Boyaca) where it jumps to a height of 40 meters, and climb in Suesca (Cundinamarca) an hour and a half from Bogota, in natural rocks.

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Davidramirez 21 September, 2017 - 01:54

I would like parkour because is a sport that you don't need something to do it and we can do this in all the places that we'll want. I think rafting is a rare sport in my town because we don't have a place to do this in the best conditions maybe in the outskirts of the city we can practise this sport but this generate greater investment.

In my city one of the most popular extreme sports is Bungee Jumping, it is a vacuum jump from a fixed base. It can make you feel an unexpected emotions.

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JuanaCastro1 21 September, 2017 - 01:51

I liked this video because I think that most people should realize an extreme sport in a small measure, because is healthy when you set free the adrenalin. For me, I would like to practice an sport like parkour, because I like height and is very interesting how they do the stunts and jumps.

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Mateo_24 21 September, 2017 - 01:36

I prefer the rafting because I find it more fun and more exciting sport and can be practiced with family and friends. where I live, the extreme sport that is most practiced is motocross as is a sport with much adrenalin and is very popular between the people of my country

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Camila18 21 September, 2017 - 00:49

I think that both sports they are very dedicated for the people who do it, each sports so difficult because in many times the persons can put their lives at risk, make these sports is for people who are looking for new experiences in her lives. Parkour its a sport that is done outdoors and at all times in all the city, parkour focus more on jumping from side to side and rafting is for people with adrenaline, this sports so difficults but is a discipline of a lot respect for the people practice this

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JDP 21 September, 2017 - 00:20

I preffer parkour because i need not be afraid and have a good physical condition, apart that be fast and be agile. I think that if you want to practice parkour you need experience, because if you dont have it, you can fall down and hurt yourself.

In my country(Colombia) I think that one extreme sport is parachuting or freefall because is not difficult to practice it, but the adrenaline is amazing.

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laurasierra15 21 September, 2017 - 00:02

I prefer rafting because is more exciting and have more security in this practice and , I prefer stay in the water and practice sport normal , the sports more popular in mi country is paraglidind , bicicross, rafting.

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Jenniferllanos12 20 September, 2017 - 23:35

I think this video is very interesting, especially for teenagers because for example I would like to try extreme sports, exactly drops or rapids, but in my city we do not have centers for this and for water sports, which is what more to try, for this , this video is important for me and for other people that like me we would like to someday be able to do it, this helps us to inform of the places that we could get to visit and enjoy with this type of extreme sports.

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GEBS 20 September, 2017 - 21:01

i prefer parkour becuse is more extreme and one exercises more but in Colombia almost practice not this sport. in colombia there are many extreme sports for example bmx, parachuting, wind-surfing and rally. i prefer bmx because is extrem and you can know different types of landscape, i ride cycle since i was nine years s my hobbie and i practice every saturdays.

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lolis901 20 September, 2017 - 21:00

I would like very much, experiment the feelling to adrenaline, in the White-Water, because I think that if you go with your friends or your family, because they make that the moment and the situation, be more funny and you can try different feelings, and I don´t know, I think that is good, try new things, especially if you go whit the people that you loved. The most popular extreme sports in Bogota, are Jumping, that reaims to go out of the city and I would like to try ir

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mariapaulanovoa 20 September, 2017 - 20:59

I like see the dangerous sports but i think im afraid for practice them , and sure its very dificult lern someone sport extrme and more when you dont compromise .

I like practice someone extreme sports as bungee jumping and parachute jumping ;i think this sports they are safer because in the moment when you practice , you have more securite and this make you feel save.

After all you select sport

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CamBzt 20 September, 2017 - 20:58

I really liked the two sports of the video and I prefer to try parkour because I would like to walk around the city jumping buildings.
In Colombia there are many extreme sports such as bmx, rafting, canopy, abseiling, parachuting, etc. There are many choices for people who like extreme sports. :3

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dany0911 20 September, 2017 - 20:58

I think that all the sports are difficult, though you deport as the parkour or extreme aquatic sports have major complicity since your these risking your life, I think that they are a few very enterteining sports, which bring many adrenaline, but at the same time great amusement, these sports almost always the young persons practise them since they have mas force, mas elasticity, mas agility to move mas rapidly, though there are adult persons who can make it better than the young persons, I think that all the persons we should try to practise these sports since they are very agree.

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PovedaSantiago 20 September, 2017 - 20:51

If you'd like, in fact I have practiced it, when travel to Santander could go rafting and also carry out other different sports such as paragliding, and climb a cave, which is always wanted is to practice parkour, I like watching videos of people who practice it and times when I go to the Park I like to jump the walls give back flips or try to run through the wall, also know that it is very risky to do so because there is possibility of hurting badly so that first step into a school or club to learn.

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AlejandroCaro 20 September, 2017 - 20:51

I think the parkour and the white-water are sports very excited, because put the life in dangerous but so are unusual because have a rank of difficulty to realize it and get the objetive of the extrem sport, for example in the white-water you try to stay afloat in the river, and the parkour you try to jump everything.

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JuanCuadros 20 September, 2017 - 14:21

I preffer parkour because i think more difficult as you need to be faster, agile. I think prectice parkour is very difficult because it is done on the street with different obstacles, where your life is a danger.

I think the extreme sport wind surfing because this sport is very extreme for the people

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VictorABarajas 20 September, 2017 - 14:20

I really like practice parkour, but i don´t have a good phiscs, i am train more for do practice parkour, in mi contry white-water rafting adn parkour is paractice for the diferents place. is interesting, :3

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dgerardor2 20 September, 2017 - 14:20

Hello

In my country the most popular is parkour, it is a very fun sport although a little dangerous.
Also from my point of view I find more interesting

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floriandavid 20 September, 2017 - 14:20

I prefer parkour, because in parkour is always exercised a lot of physical form, and this is what most strikes me. Also has some very extreme jumping ways.

In Colombia the sport more extreme is motocross, this sport has many fans and people who practice it in different categories.

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danieldiaz 20 September, 2017 - 14:19

I rather parkour that this sport is very interesting, in my conuntry the best extrem sport is the four-wheelers in the races in the camp.

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