Girl hops on her longboard into a handstand, zooms downhill like a boss leaving guys dumfounded


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/12/girl-hops-on-her-longboard-int.html


#2

I couldn’t do that on my feet as a teen. Holy crap.


#3

That’s how they do it Where They From


#4

Very impressive. Now please go put on a brain bucket.


#5

She backs herself to the hilt. More impressive.

And it’s her brain… remember to eat healthy, get lots of sleep, and make sure you can drive a car safely.


#6

I have a hard time watching videos like this without cringing.

I can’t help imagining how it would feel for my face to smash into the asphalt, which is what would definitely happen if I were to attempt this.

Related note: This is also why I don’t like much of America’s Funniest Home Videos, someone falling headfirst into a fence is just not funny for me to watch.


#7

next stop… single handed


#8

These days, Harold would be shut down by the safety wowsers in a heartbeat.


#9

Is it just me, or is that actually LESS risky for head injury? If she were to crash her feet would hit the ground hard and take most of the impact, right?


#10

Also her head is not as far from the ground as if she were standing :smiley:


#11

And I’m just sitting on my arse watching TV.


#12

Off camera: “Put a helmet on! Put a helmet on!”

Foreground boy: “Want a helmet?”

Boss skater then proceeds fearlessly and without hesitation.


#13

Wow! Core strength!


#14

Careful now. Have you got the appropriate safety gear?


#15

150.313 mph, lying on a Vincent Black Lightning, wearing a pair of swimming trunks, on a salt flat…


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#17

I suppose that this was before “Dress for the slide, not for the ride,” became a mantra.


#18

It was a landspeed record setting run back in 1948. I think that doing it on a highly abrasive and caustic salt flat is the icing on the cake as it were.


#19

I share your visceral distaste for the videos of failure, but I love it when the gambler wins…


#20

And she’s halfway into a tuck-and-roll already.

Honestly, if you have the balance and coordination this is probably the safest way to ride!