Winter is just a month away and you’re probably rearing to go out and have some fun to take a break from all the craziness that happened this year. But if you’re just going to do the usual things like skiing, skating, well wouldn't that be just… boring?
If there’s anything you need to do, it’s to take back the “crazy” and do it on your own terms! Do something out of the ordinary, try something new and exciting. Be a little reckless and YOLO.
If you don’t have any idea what these “exciting” activities are, we have a few suggestions for you and they will require equipment that are quite “unorthodox”. These may not be the fun and games that you’re used to but if there’s one thing we’re sure of, your inner child is going to have a blast!
It's gonna be winter soon and if you have a shovel for shoveling snow, then you're set. But if you only realized now that shovel racing is actually a thing, then this Fiskar will do very nicely. Don't worry about beating it up, it's meant for dirty work but you should probably take some precautions since shovel racing is known to be quite extreme that it even got banned from the X Games in the 90's.
If you are looking for another good reason to pull the trigger on that oversized wok, this is it. Yes you can actually use it as a sled and its like a snow tube on steroids! So go ahead and get one and look forward to a wild time on the snow and a year of fried rice!
Snowball fights are an absolute classic but if you want to take it to the next level, you need to upgrade your arsenal. Here's a kit that you'd want to buy if you want to take your game seriously and it's dirt cheap, and if you have kids, there's absolutely no reason not to get it.
Ah yes curling. It is the butt of many Olympic jokes and in a way, rightfully so. But modify it a bit by substituting yourself as the curling stone and it becomes inanely enjoyable! If shovel or wok racing are too extreme for you, then this is your best alternative.
Ice skating is, well, slippery. Kite flying is fun. Put the two together and BAM! You're basically surrendering all control in this activity but its that kind of the point why it is fun? Just make sure that you do this in a big open space with very few people so you can avoid any untoward incidents.
Good beginner kite
Lightweight with sturdy stitching
Comes in a nice bag
Can be difficult to reel in
The strings have a tendency to knot out of the bag