Smyrna, GA, April 01, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Bull Riding, Thrill Planet style, is the extreme sport world's ultimate thrill.
Thrill Planet, the nation's largest provider of extreme sport experiences, reports that, today, excited people from coast to coast are lining up in record numbers to climb atop bucking bulls.
Because they — and "they" includes both men and women — know that 8-seconds on a bucking bull will be the most exciting 8-seconds of their lives... well, at least, the most exciting 8-seconds of their sports lives.
Today, the extreme sport of bull riding is growing at stampede speed. In fact, some people are beginning to call bull riding "the new NASCAR!" And, as professional bull riding grows, so does the craving of men and women across America — the craving to ride an ornery ol' bull!
That is where Thrill Planet enters the picture. Having provided exciting bull riding experiences to men and women for years, Thrill Planet is the company today's greenhorn cowboys and cowgirls turn to in order to give bull riding a shot.
Thrill Planet has both the experience and the resources to provide men and women the most exciting and safest bull riding experiences to be found anywhere.
For example, Thrill Planet, ever focusing on customer satisfaction and safety, decks its bull riding customers out with the same equipment that professional bull riders use.
So, what equipment does a professional bull rider use?
A professional bull rider's equipment includes:
• Protective Vest
• Bull Rope
• Cowboy Hat
Protective rodeo vests are made of Kevlar, the same material that goes into bullet-proof vests. Bull riders' vests do more than absorb shock. They also distribute any blow over a larger area, thus minimizing the blow's effects.
Bull riders use a single glove, wearing it on the hand that grips the bull rope. The soft leather glove protects the rider's hand from rope burn and makes it easier to hold onto the bull rope. Since bulls are so strong that they could easily rip the glove off, a bull rider will tape the glove to his or her hand.
Bull riders apply rosin to their gloves, which gives them a little better grip. And this slightly better grip sometimes turns out to be just that little extra the riders need to stay topside of the bulls.
Throughout the ride, the rider hangs onto the bull rope, which is a rope circling the bull, just behind the bull's front legs.
Riders use cowboy boots that have special heals to help keep the spurs in place.
And "cowboy" hats are not just for looks. A cowboy hat acts like another layer of skin, helping protect the rider's head from being cut, should a bull's sharp hooves find it. Also, today, instead of cowboy hats, some riders choose to wear helmets and face masks.
Bull riders wear chaps, which provide an extra layer of protection from hooves and horns.
And, finally, a bull rider wears spurs. The spurs give the rider's feet an added grip, which helps keep the rider on the bull. The rowels, which are the part of the spur that contacts the bull, do not cut the bull's hide since the bull's hide is seven times thicker than a man or woman's skin.
Thrill Planet knows all the ups-and-downs of bull riding. That is why people from across the nation turn to Thrill Planet to help them realize their adventure experience of a lifetime: bull riding.
For more information about scheduling an exciting Thrill Planet bull riding experience or to learn more about Thrill Planet's other adventures, please call 1-800-759-7433 or visit www.ThrillPlanet.com today.
About Thrill Planet
Thrill Planet is the nation’s leading source of adventure sports. With hundreds of sites constituting its extensive sports network, Thrill Planet adventures are conveniently located throughout North America. Thrill Planet is committed to superlative customer service in all its adventure sports offerings, including: skydiving, hot air balloon rides, hang gliding, race car driving, bull riding, white water rafting, rock climbing, glider rides, helicopter rides, paint ball, and more. More information about Thrill Planet may be obtained by calling 1-800-759-7433 or by visiting www.ThrillPlanet.com.