A YouTuber going by the name “TV4Jesus” has posted video of a brake free run down the Corin Forest Alpine slide.
A braver man than I.
I watched one guy flip the Corin sled once and he wore a silver/black hue all down his bare (yes, bare) legs. He was laughing like a drain. Big fun.
I tried it on the one up at Thedbo last year….tipped over on a corner & ended up with quite a nasty burn on my arm from the metal track. Was nearly worth it still. 🙂
I tried this a couple of years ago.
It is the stop at the end that you need to be careful of.
I ended up flipping the bobsled and ended up with a broken hand. No kidding.
needless to say I haven’t tried this stunt again since.
Superb. (Though the buffering and pausing on my system diverts a tad from the impact.)
I really admire that sort of ‘If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room’ attitude. I’m getting a bit old and broken down to participate, but will always spectate.
I went on the flying fox out there about eight years ago — that was a rush, especially the sudden drop, and that feeling you get when the air rushes involuntarily out of your lungs: AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Will have to see if I can convert the tape I have of the ex-wife and I on the Bungee Rocket at Christchurch from 1998. I made sounds that day I did not know I was capable of. Ahem, insert your own joke there about making orgasmic sounds with a partner of your choice while fully-clothed and in public (and on monitors being viewed from below).
I recall not using brakes on that thing, however I was about 12 the last time I went on there and barely weighed 40kgs! I want to go back! how much is it these days and are there lots of othwr things to do as well?
I was in a bad mood once.
I saw someone once…
Seriously though those things have brakes? Looks like fun but.
Good effort from the lad.
Now let’s hear from everyone about how he is obviously being unsafe and wah wah what about the speed limit and wah wah where are the crash barriers and the flashing signs and wah wah why isn’t there a bike lane…
Hmmmm maybe I am in a bad mood.
I’ve seen people come off that bobsled.
I’m impressed he stayed on. Last time I tried to go hammer and tongs I came off.
Eh?? It’s not that hard. You just need to lean into the corners and remember to brake at the latest halfway around the last bend or you ram into the back of the parked sleds and you get kicked off (oops).
Now the real challenge is doing it after a light rain when the brakes don’t work at all…
I’m less worried about the journey itself, and a lot more worried about the sudden stop at the end … ><
The bit I like best is where he breaks out into that wild, exhilarated “I spit on death” laughter ….
Definitely a braver man than I.
maybe a braver man than i, too – but i’ll guarantee also one of lesser mass…
tv4jesus, or die4jesus?? madness – thanks for finding this gem, jb. keep digging.
I’d need to know Jesus was on my team before you caught me doing that- eeeeeek
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