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Adrenaline sports (New Zealand)

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Queenstown (south island). Wakatipu lake

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Queenstown (south island). Wakatipu lake

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The jump ftom The Ladge situated 400 meters above Queenstown

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The jump ftom The Ladge situated 400 meters above Queenstown

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Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, bungy jump base near Queenstown

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Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, bungy jump base near Queenstown

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Kawarau Suspension Bridge near Queenstown. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River

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Kawarau Suspension Bridge near Queenstown. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River

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Kawarau Suspension Bridge. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River

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Kawarau Suspension Bridge. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River

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Kawarau Suspension Bridge. Recovery after the jump in the waters of Kawarau River

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Kawarau Suspension Bridge. Recovery after the jump in the waters of Kawarau River

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Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River

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Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River

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Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River

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Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River

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With the Jet Boat you can perform impossible maneuvers in the river like complete 360° rotations

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With the Jet Boat you can perform impossible maneuvers in the river like complete 360° rotations

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Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)

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Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)

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Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)

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Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)

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Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river

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Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river

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Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river

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Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river

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Departure of the zorbing on the top of the hill on the shores of Rotorua Lake

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Departure of the zorbing on the top of the hill on the shores of Rotorua Lake

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Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill

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Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill

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Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill

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Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill

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Zorbing. Start of the descent towards Rotorua Lake

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Zorbing. Start of the descent towards Rotorua Lake

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Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water

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Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water

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Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water

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Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water

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The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake

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The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake

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The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake

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The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake

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The vehicle used for Fly by wire. A flight by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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The vehicle used for Fly by wire. A flight by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable

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Fly by wire, a flight by skimming trees and rock faces at 170 kph

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Fly by wire, a flight by skimming trees and rock faces at 170 kph

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The places of adrenaline sports in New Zealand

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The places of adrenaline sports in New Zealand

Queenstown (south island). Wakatipu lake
Queenstown (south island). Wakatipu lake
The jump ftom The Ladge situated 400 meters above Queenstown
The jump ftom The Ladge situated 400 meters above Queenstown
Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, bungy jump base near Queenstown
Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, bungy jump base near Queenstown
Kawarau Suspension Bridge near Queenstown. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River
Kawarau Suspension Bridge near Queenstown. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River
Kawarau Suspension Bridge. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River
Kawarau Suspension Bridge. A jump of 43 m in 5 seconds into the waters of Kawarau River
Kawarau Suspension Bridge. Recovery after the jump in the waters of Kawarau River
Kawarau Suspension Bridge. Recovery after the jump in the waters of Kawarau River
Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River
Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River
Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River
Jet Boat in the gorge on the blue waters of Rakaia River
With the Jet Boat you can perform impossible maneuvers in the river like complete 360° rotations
With the Jet Boat you can perform impossible maneuvers in the river like complete 360° rotations
Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)
Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)
Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)
Jet Boat on Shotover River (South Island)
Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river
Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river
Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river
Jet Boat on Shotover River. 360° rotation of the direction of travel on the river
Departure of the zorbing on the top of the hill on the shores of Rotorua Lake
Departure of the zorbing on the top of the hill on the shores of Rotorua Lake
Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill
Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill
Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill
Entry into the Zorb, the large transparent plastic ball which to descend from the hill
Zorbing. Start of the descent towards Rotorua Lake
Zorbing. Start of the descent towards Rotorua Lake
Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water
Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water
Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water
Zorbing. Descent of the hill. Inside the sphere, to increase the fun, there is water
The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake
The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake
The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake
The Zorb, the transparent sphere, descends quickly to the shores of Rotorua Lake
The vehicle used for Fly by wire. A flight by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
The vehicle used for Fly by wire. A flight by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire. Six minutes of adrenaline flying at 170 kph inside a canyon by piloting a vehicle hanging on a steel cable
Fly by wire, a flight by skimming trees and rock faces at 170 kph
Fly by wire, a flight by skimming trees and rock faces at 170 kph
The places of adrenaline sports in New Zealand
The places of adrenaline sports in New Zealand

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 130

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Few people know that in New Zealand there is the university of extreme sports, an university that studied new materials and new technologies to satisfy the adrinaline desire of young New Zealanders. Near Queenstown, for example, in the island of the South, the modern version of an initiation practice of some Pacific islands was born, the Bungy Jumping or jumping from a bridge tied to the ankles to a long elastic rope that allows, as in one jo-jo to swing up and down into the cool waters of Kawarau River. From an idea of a sheep farmer who had the need to go quickly in the valleys there where his sheep and that to do this, move the propeller of the engine inside the boat creating the jet propulsion. The Jet Boat run in the gorge of the torrents at 170 km/h making turns impossible for normal boats. Following a legacy a young man of Queenstown I realize the Fly by Wire by tying a small "missile" moved by a powerful propeller motor to a steel cable suspended on the grandfather's canyon. In this way at almost 200 km / h the pilot tied to this strange vehicle performs acrobatic flights inside the canyon by touch on rocks and trees in complete safety. And what about zorbing, a breathtaking descent from the steep hills of the lake Rotorua inside a large transparent plastic ball. A journey through the strange sports of New Zealand for those who want very strong emotions.
Links for more informations:
Bungy Jumping: www.bungy.co.nz
Fly by Wire: www.flybywire.co.nz
Jet Boat: www.riverjet.co.nz
Jet Boat: www.skipperscanyonjet.co.nz
Zorbing: www.zorb.com