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The science behind 'risk sports'

They burst on the scene in the 1990s — brash, risky new sports and older activities done with a high-octane twist. Snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX riding, wakeboarding and similar pursuits became infused with a counterculture credo of making up rules and pushing the limits. But soon big business came courting the outlaw athletes. CBC Archives looks back at the recreation revolution and how savvy marketers helped push the extreme into the mainstream.

A medical researcher says activities with an element of danger replace our biological drive to hunt.
Medium: Radio
Program: Rebound
Broadcast Date: April 29, 1973
Guest(s): Sol Roy Rosenthal
Host: Bob Willson
Duration: 7:40

Last updated: January 16, 2013

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