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 10 Unusual Sports that You’ve Got to Try before New Year’s

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The variety of sports in this world is staggering! Most people are familiar with popular sports like Hockey and Gymnastics, but many have not even heard of the following 10 unusual activities. If you are looking to try something new and extraordinary, keep on reading.
1.  Finger Jousting

Believe it or not, finger jousting is an official sport. It is regulated by the World Finger jousting Federation and is much more complicated than expected. Remember when you were kids, you tried to wrestle with each other’s thumbs and beat your partner? But you didn’t have to bow or shake hands and you certainly didn’t bother to strengthen your fingers or learn a special technique. In this sport, you get to learn all these things in addition to a chance to compete in finger jousting tournaments. This sport is not only entertaining but also challenging. Check out this video to see how the sport goes.
  2. Speed- Cubing

Speed-cubing is another unusual competitive sport that both entertains and challenges its participants. World Cube Association regulates the sport and keeps records of results and scores. The goal of every competitor is to solve a Rubik's cube in as little time as possible. But the competition is not limited to solving a simple cube. There are also events that challenge contestants to solve a Rubik's cube with their feet, one hand, blindfolded, and fewest moves. For more information about the sport, visit the World Cube Association website.  
3. Air Racing

Air Racing is an exhilarating and a dangerous sport at the same time.
The goal of the sport is to fly through a set course in the list amount
of time. There are five classes of air racing which are defined by the
type of aircraft flown. The sport is easy enough o describe but much
harder to start practicing. Many racing pilots have many hours of
flight experience which they gained in the past at their own time.
They possess pilot licenses and some knowledge of airplane
mechanics. And most importantly, many possess an intense passion for flying which can’t be replaced by anything else. If you are determined and love to fly, this sport may be for you. To find a club, you will need to do a local search.
4.  Jorkyball

Jorkyball is a sport that is very similar to soccer. It is played with two of two players each in an enclosed court that is similar to squash but set up like a soccer field. The purpose of the sport is to score as many goals in the opposite team as possible. The sport is gaining popularity because of the fun and fast paced nature of the game. If you are interested in trying it, visit one of the clubs licensed by the Federation of the International Jorkyball Associations. Check out this video for illustration!
5. Speed Stacking

Speed stacking is a fun sport that tests your
physical coordination, concentration and speed.
Although kids are often seen practicing stacking,
the sport is open to all age group including adults
and seniors. The World Sport Stacking Association
regulates the sport and its rules.

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