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  • Don't try this at home . . . or anywhere

    Let me start by saying that I'm not an easy person to "impress" in general . . . but this guy is probably one of the more impressive things I've seen in a long time:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19zFlPah-o

    Definitely worth watching the whole thing (it's only about 5:30 long). Excellent song choice/editing as well.


    Edit: this shouldn't infringe on any copyrights.

    Edit #2: since my description was vague, this is a video of street trial rider Danny MacAskill.

  • #2
    There isn't an emoticon with eyes buggy enough for that one.

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    • #3
      WTF !!! Explosive strength, body control, balance, good lord, reckless abandon...

      About half-way through I began to imagine what this guy could have done if he'd been trained to pole vault.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jhc68
        About half-way through I began to imagine what this guy could have done if he'd been trained to pole vault.
        And what would he do with the bike while vaulting? I think he's a new human-bicycle hybrid. :shock:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gh
          There isn't an emoticon with eyes buggy enough for that one.

          I can't decide which makes my eyes bug out more: the big jumps/flips, or the crazy balancing-on-the-head-of-a-pin-with-one-or-both-wheels stunts. My favorite might be the sequence that begins at about 2:50.

          Either way, this guy has a gift.

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          • #6
            Think bambam sees dollar signs when he watches stuff like that?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DrJay
              Think bambam sees dollar signs when he watches stuff like that?
              Actually, after 25 years of taking call (this is my last year), I think of being awake an up all night operating, rather than $. I'd much rather do elective surgery while I'm awake.

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              • #8
                :shock: :shock: Does this guy never fall or is it edited out? I don't know how he could survive some of those stunts if he did fall.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pherekydes
                  And what would he do with the bike while vaulting?
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iC78x9gk60

                  There's always the high jump!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lonewolf
                    :shock: :shock: Does this guy never fall or is it edited out? I don't know how he could survive some of those stunts if he did fall.

                    As one of my friends said when I showed him that video: "Yeah, but I'd like to see the outtakes!"

                    Surely he's fallen many times. It states that the video was put together over several months, narrowed down to 5 minutes of footage. So you can imagine there was a fair amount of material for the blooper reel. Still, those stunts are amazing.

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                    • #11
                      Ah, to be young and immortal!

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                      • #12
                        VERY impressive.

                        Like this guy, my wife and I rode our bikes yesterday.

                        But we took a different route.
                        The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the video,that guy is awesome!

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                          • #14
                            At least he is wearing a helmet . . .

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                            • #15
                              Indoor cycling (artistic and cycleball) has been in existence for most of the century. It is hardly known outside central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic). I remember from a half century ago some of the figures, those artistic cyclists did. Quite reminiscent of what this guy does.
                              "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                              by Thomas Henry Huxley

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