Downhill skate champ zooms down Colorado slope at 70mph


#1

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#2

Well that’s better than having rough ass-pavement.


#3

So is this guy putting other road users in great peril or not? What say the skateboarders here?


#4

Not a skateboarder, so don’t take this answer as that, but he does appear to be able to slow down pretty fast by sliding the board and his hands. I hope that there was someone ahead who checked the road, and of course he was speeding, so there’s that, but I think this looks a lot more insane than it actually is, which is still pretty insane.


#5

Peril of having their 2 ton auto hit by a 200lb person? I think he’s putting himself in peril to be sure. Just not sure if he is a danger to anyone else. In a fight between car and human, usually the car does pretty well.


#6

My response upon watching this:


#7

Humans rarely have that much kinetic energy.

Oh! That makes me think we should ask Randall Munroe of XKCD what would happen if we accelerated the skater to relativistic speeds?


#8

He would have gone at least 5mph faster in some spandex #justsayin


#9

Humans rarely have that much kinetic energy

Words to live by


#10

I was thinking of this scenario, except with an extra 70 mph of speed differential:


#11

unless externaly accelerated with a rocket or so (which would be a different scenario), people against air max out at about 400 km/h. It will get ugly way before relativistic speeds, no “What If …” neccessary << G >>


#12

speeds approaching 70mph, and rough-ass pavement

My brain just went into NOPE mode. Holy hell, NOPE.


#13

And so I’m the only one who couldn’t handle the horrid choice of underwear?


#14

If he crossed into the oncoming lane and hit someone at 130-140 mph, that would be pretty damn messy. Rear-ending someone at 5-10 mph difference is just going to leave him smeared on the pavement once he bounced off, though.


#15

But enough to get some really nasty road rash or broken bones if you eff up at that speed.
While I think it looks fun it also looks like more than my knees would want to put up with and I sure would want cordura/leather clothing and a full face helmet.


#16

what was the person taking the video riding?


#17

This one is way scarier to me (blind curves! cars! tricks!):


#18

Yes, though it must be understood that “doing pretty well” here means “not losing as much”. The car certainly ends up no better than it started, and often much worse.


#19

Wonder how fast he could get going on this?


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#20

Yeah, but then he wouldn’t get to flash his underpants.