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Extrem Ironing

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Extrem ironing : What is it?

Extrem ironing is a mix of extreme sport and art performance. Extreme sports fans install an ironing board in an unfamiliar place, preferably dangerous and iron some clothes. It’s a high-risk sport that combines the thrills of extreme sport with the satisfaction of ironing your shirt.

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Extrem ironing is practiced alone or in groups. It has already been practiced in places such as: top of a mountain after having climbed it, in a forest, by canoe, ski, at the top of a statue, in the middle of the street or under water .

In September 2003, the first world champions held in Valley, near Munich in Germany. It was a success. 1,005 teams participated, coming from 10 different countries.

This sport started in 1997 with Phil Shaw, a resident of Leicester, employed in a wool factory. We found the work late, then we found it often, but it was replaced by a stack of clothes, a favorite hobby, an evening of climbing, a combination of two activities and a creation of extreme sport . In 1999 he began an international tour to promote his discovery. Its main stages were the United States, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. A meeting with tourists caused by the creation of a group called Extreme Ironing International.

In 2003, Phil Shaw published a book: Extreme Ironing. Iron under the sky, produced by the group Hot Under the Collar, which confirms that this activity is also about self-mockery and irony.

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