tricking: How dangerous is it… really?

Not the most recent stats by any means, but this’ll give you a rough indication of how ‘dangerous’ that thing you’re doing really is. Always handy when someone says ‘you’ll kill yourself doing that’ (which tends to happen at least for everyday of my life for the past 20yrs) The number of people visiting emergency rooms is listed after the equipment/activity.

Sport/Activity Number
1. Basketball 644,921
2. Bicycling (including mountain biking) 567,002
3. Football 334,420
4. Baseball 326,569
5. Skating roller, ice, and in-line 201,150
6. Soccer 148,913
7. Track and field (including exercise equipment) 140,756
8. Snow Skiing 84,190
9. Trampolines 82,722
10. Other sports and cheerleading 78,694
11. Hockey 77,492
12. Swings and swing sets 73,923
13. Fishing 72,598
14. Monkey bars and playground climbing equipment 71,828
15. Volleyball 67,340
16. Swimming pools (ex. diving boards & other equip) 62,812
17. Horseback Riding 58,709
18. Weight lifting 56,724
19. All-terrain vehicles 55,400
20. Slides and Sliding boards 45,767
21. Wrestling 39,829
22. Golf (excluding golf carts) 39,473
23. Snowboarding 37,638
24. Gymnastics 33,373
25. Dancing 30,378
26. Powered trail bikes and minibikes 28,677
27. Swimming 72,681
28. Sleds 26,067
29. Playground equipment (ex swings and climbing) 52,374
30. Martial Arts 24,123
31. Bowling 23,317
32. Tennis 22,294
33. Bleachers 19,443
34. Go carts 18,497
35. Guns (gas, air or spring-loaded) 17,923
36. Guns (BB or pellet) 16,148
37. Grills 16,088
38. Snowmobiles 12,676
39. Amusement rides and attractions 10,768
40. Water skiing 10,657
41. Squash, racquet ball, paddle ball 10,438

Now that’s the sort of stats I’m normally quoted, regarding how safe or dangerous something is… but thats not the list you should be concentrating on. Here, the same list below, is a better representation, as its sorted to show the percentage of hospital admissions in desending order.

Sport/Activity  % of Visits
1. Horseback Riding 9
2. All-terrain vehicles 7.5
3. Snow Skiing 5.5
4. Powered trail bikes and minibikes 5.1
5. Go carts 3.9
6. Swimming pools (ex. diving boards & other equip) 3.8
7. Bicycling (including mountain biking) 3.6
8. Sleds 3.6
9. Monkey bars and playground climbing equipment 3.5
10. Tennis 3.5
11. Gymnastics 3.2
12. Track and field (including exercise equipment) 3.1
13. Grills 3.1
14. Trampolines 3
15. Amusement rides and attractions 2.9
16. Guns (BB or pellet) 2.8
17. Water skiing 2.8
18. Slides and Sliding boards 2.7
19. Skating roller, ice, and in-line 2.6
20. Snowboarding 2.5
21. Golf (excluding golf carts) 2.3
22. Dancing 2.1
23. Swings and swing sets 2
24. Guns (gas, air or spring-loaded) 2
25. Snowmobiles 2
25. Squash, racquet ball, paddle ball 1.8
26. Wrestling 1.7
27. Playground equipment (ex swings and climbing) 1.5
28. Martial Arts 1.5
29. Bowling 1.5
30. Football 1.4
31. Swimming 1.4
32. Weight lifting 1.2
33. Bleachers 1.2
34. Baseball 1.1
35. Soccer 1.1
36. Hockey 0.9
37. Other sports and cheerleading 0.8
38. Fishing 0.8
39. Basketball 0.6
40. Volleyball 0.5

all statistics are flawed tho… so don’t get too excited. Its just an indicator.  

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3 responses to “tricking: How dangerous is it… really?

  1. Pingback: www.bodybuildingandexercises.info » tricking: How dangerous is it… really?

  2. Hey, water-skiing isn’t all that dangerous. Cool! Thanks for the info. :-)

  3. hey I’ve tried wakeboarding*…. that water hurts!

    *I suck at wakeboarding btw

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