In Spain you can get a great diversity of activities that you can practice, which will help you have fun, as well as release stress.
That said, in this article we have chosen three activities that you must enjoy in Spain, which are currently very popular. You cannot miss them!
This is a sport that is practiced mainly in Canada but has become popular in Spain. It consists of a competition that takes place between several participants who must throw an axe towards a target that is placed at a certain distance, and the one who gets closest to the target wins.
Types of axes and information:
There are several categories of axes according to the degree of difficulty, and the weight of the weapon. Here we will mention some of them:
1) Batarang: This weapon had its origin in the Batman comics, its use is simple, prior knowledge is not required, however, it must be thrown quickly because it is very light and not very sharp. If it is not done this way, it does not stick in the target well.
How to throw it:
2) Axe: As we well know, an axe is a tool that dates back to the beginnings of humanity, it consists of a sharp metal part that is fixed to a wooden handle (usually).
The axe throw has certain steps to follow:
Grab the axe by the bottom of the handle.
Keep your arm extended trying to form a 90 degree angle with the handle of the axe.
Bend your knees slightly and slightly lean back.
Bring the axe back to the front of the shoulder blade.
Proceed to throw with force and precision.
3) Labrys axe: It is a double-edged axe whose origins also go back to primitive cultures, in this category you can throw with one hand and with two hands.
What are the steps to follow to throwthe labrys axe with one hand?:
Due to the characteristics of this type of axe (larger and heavier), the distance to throw it must be greater than when it is done with a normal axe.
Grab the axe by the bottom of the handle.
Bend your knees slightly and bring the handle from front to back as you raise your arm and bring the head of the axe to shoulder blade level.
Aim with the axe moving the body from back to front, and throw the axe with force and precision towards the target.
If you are going to do it with two hands:
Grab the axe firmly with both hands by the bottom of the handle.
In the same way as in the previous one, you must bring the axe back carefully, since we cannot forget that it has a double edge.
Use momentum from back to front and throw the axe with force.
Another great activity that you should try in Spain is the throwing of the shuriken, which is a kind of ninja star that has 4 sharp points that originate from Japan.
This is a weapon that is very easy to handle because it is quite light, and because of the sharpness of its tips it is easy for them to stick into the target without having to carry out a specific technique. However, in order for it to penetrate the target, it must be thrown forcefully because sometimes it does not penetrate the target well, due to the number of points it has.
This is a weapon that is very easy to handle because it is quite light, and because of the sharpness of its tips it is easy for them to stick into the target without having to carry out a specific technique.
However, in order for it to penetrate the target, it must be thrown forcefully because sometimes it does not penetrate the target well, due to the number of points it has.
Recommendations for throwing with the Shuriken
Hold the weapon by one of the ends.
Bend your knees.
Bring the arm back at the same time as your body.
Push yourself forward and throw it hard.
The skydive is what we commonly know as a parachute jump, which is the dream of many. But, the particularity of this type of jump is that no previous knowledge is required, since you will jump accompanied by a properly trained instructor.
skydiving in Gran Canaria is the best option if you are going to practice it in Spain, since you will enjoy a great experience with wonderful views, appreciating the sea and the Canary Islands, passing over Playa del Inglés and landing on the mythical Dunes of Maspalomas.
You will enjoy an unforgettable experience where the adrenaline of the jump and the beauty of the landscape will become a perfect ally to release stress, overcoming fears in this exciting adventure.
How to do a skydive jump:
Choose a school that is duly certified as having highly professional staff.
Find out about all the details of the jump, height, at what speed is the fall, how long it lasts.
Pay special attention to all the instructions given by the professionals, they are generally quite extensive and last about 15 minutes.
Here they will explain everything from the moment the flight leaves: the free fall, the moment the parachute opens, the landing, indicating how you should position your body at each of these moments. Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.
As for shoes, they should always be sneakers. Find out what conditions you must meet to be able to make the jump. These are some of them:
Not having previously ingested alcohol.
Avoid having practiced diving 24 hours before the jump.
The weight must not be more than 90 kilos.
With respect to age, if it is a minor, he must be accompanied by one of his parents.
Not have direct medical contraindications such as epilepsy, asthma, nervous system diseases, among others.
Once all of the above is covered, all that remains is to be willing to enjoy this wonderful experience. Have fun, laugh and shout at the top of your lungs during the fall!
It is worth mentioning that, generally, the companies contracted for these jumps offer you packages that also include photos and videos of your experience.