It is a highly addictive new way to get down into the stream.
Hydrospeed is a water sport originated in France in the late fifties as water swimming the current. It is practiced in many rivers and streams with similar characteristics to those of the Black River and its tributaries. In recent years, it has been introduced a float (like a little bob) with the double function to protect the athlete bumps against rocks and provide a foothold.
To protect themselves from the cold water of the river is necessary to wear the neoprene suit, of a thickness 5 mm and equipped with protective padding. Complete the equipment helmet, life jacket, and fins, which are essential for the latter to give the proper propulsion and address the various steps. In Italy, the appearance hydrospeed is recent, around the beginning of the nineties. It is a very exciting new way to get down into the stream. Immersed in the water, held the hands firmly to the float - hydrospeed. It is not a difficult sport, and it does not take much strength. It is enough to follow the direction of the river water and observe the following guide the participant throughout the descent. It is necessary to swim well and be in good health.