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Understanding Action and Adventure Sports Participation – An Ecological Dynamics Perspective

Immonen, E. Brymer, D. Orth, K. Davids, F. Feletti, J. Liukkonen, and T. Jaakkolau

The Big Idea

Imagine this.  You are a BASE jumper.  You cheerfully fling yourself with parachute off fixed towering objects like buildings, antennas, bridges, or cliffs.  After a jump, maybe you rightly find yourself in a local pub.  Your avocation becomes a conversation starter among the bar flies.  One gaggle is sure you are a nut-case, clearly pathological in your desperate need for thrills, excitement, and risk-taking.  The other flock raves about your jumping as clearly...

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