For clarity, we have chosen to use the word Freesports. This avoids confusion related to using one of the other vague and overlapping terms, eg; action sports, extreme sports, x-sports, adventure sports, etc..
 
  1. Sports that are original, stylish and spectacular.

2. Sports where the participants define themselves to a strong degree with the sport e.g. "I am a skater"

3. Sports that are accompanied by defining fashion and music styles.

4. Sports that are less established and often reject 'corporate involvment', fighting to keep control amongst the practitioners.

5. Sports where community, though they are not team sports, is often a strong feature.
 
 
  6. Sports that are generally less competitive. Competitions that do exist though they are often less structured and more about a chance to get together and enjoy a show (Jam)

7. Sports for which filming is often a strong aspect.

From our observations:
Skateboarding, Aggressive Inlining, BMX, Snowboarding, Free-skiing, Parkour and Surfing - strongly fall into this category;
Mountain Biking, Wake Boarding, Climbing and Kayaking - do so but often to a lesser degree.
Many others could be listed each with stronger or weaker cases (often dependent of the setting) for being included.
 

INSPIRATION . COMMUNITY . STYLE . SYNERGY . PASSION . ADVENTURE . REALITY
INTELLIGENCE . LOVE . ORIGINALITY . SPECTACLE . EXCELLENCE . VISION . NATURE . DARING

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