10 November 2014

Extreme Sports



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Date of Issue : 29 October 2014

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Here are new stamps from Vanuatu Post featuring extreme Sports. Extreme sports is a popular term for activities perceived as having a high level of excitement. These activities often involve speed, height, a high level of physical exertion, and highly specialized gear. Extreme sports tend to be more solitary than traditional sports and differ due to the higher number of inherently uncontrollable variables such as weather and terrain. The stamps are extremely beautiful and best for the collectors of Adventure sports theme.


Parasailing is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed parasail wing, similar to a parachute. The harness attaches the pilot to the parasail, which is connected to the boat, by the tow rope. The boat’s forward movement carries the parascender and person into the air. The activity is primarily a fun ride.

Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics one extreme sport. A kite boarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or small surfboard.

Off-road buggies offer a unique and exciting way to discover Vanuatu! These self- drive off-road buggies are two-seater are supervised by tour guides. The activities feature travel through local villages, off the beaten tracks through forests, on beaches and through lots of mud!

Jet boating is a popular thrill ride which requires the experience of a skilled driver. The Vanuatu Jet boat ride takes in the Port Vila harbour at speed and 360 degree spins. If weather permits the rides spread out through the channel markers and into Mele Harbour.

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