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The Corin forest bobsled with no brakes

johnboy 7 October 2008 40

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.

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40 Responses to The Corin forest bobsled with no brakes
jessieduck jessieduck 5:42 pm 07 Oct 08

I’d need to know Jesus was on my team before you caught me doing that- eeeeeek

astrojax astrojax 8:07 pm 07 Oct 08

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.

Granny Granny 8:17 pm 07 Oct 08

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.


Loquaciousness Loquaciousness 8:24 pm 07 Oct 08

I’m less worried about the journey itself, and a lot more worried about the sudden stop at the end … ><


smee smee 8:29 pm 07 Oct 08

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…

jakez jakez 8:41 pm 07 Oct 08

I’m impressed he stayed on. Last time I tried to go hammer and tongs I came off.

Granny Granny 8:54 pm 07 Oct 08

I’ve seen people come off that bobsled.

Sleaz274 Sleaz274 10:10 pm 07 Oct 08

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.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:22 pm 07 Oct 08


Granny Granny 10:28 pm 07 Oct 08

I was in a bad mood once.


magella magella 8:34 am 08 Oct 08

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?

Overheard Overheard 8:44 am 08 Oct 08

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).

FC FC 8:49 am 08 Oct 08

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.

justbands justbands 8:57 am 08 Oct 08

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. 🙂

Overheard Overheard 9:03 am 08 Oct 08

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.

niftydog niftydog 9:30 am 08 Oct 08

Overheard said :

…that feeling you get when the air rushes involuntarily out of your lungs: AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Reminds me of the Nevis High Wire bungy in NZ – Even if you don’t intend to scream your tits off, gravity does all the work for you!

Overheard Overheard 9:48 am 08 Oct 08

I really wanted to do the traditional bungy-jumping in Queenstown when I was there, but unfortunately I’ve had a back operation which could be substantially undone by such a practice.

Also, I then read some information about what bungy-jumping can do to your retinas — as in, detach them from the rest of your eye. (A big hello to anyone eating about now.)

The bungy rocket was mild, though still a rush and a half, by comparison: (My video is taken from inside the cage.)

p1 p1 9:51 am 08 Oct 08

I also remember doing it without breaks when I weighed quite a bit less. Don’t know if I would have the balls to go flat out these days, but I am thinking there is only one way to find out… Must take the helmet cam so that you all can laugh at the footage when I F it up…

justbands justbands 9:58 am 08 Oct 08

I did the bungy in Queenstown, it was awesome fun….& have done the bungy rocket near Christchurch also. I actually reckon the bungy rocket was more of a rush!

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:30 am 08 Oct 08

Pussies all of ya. 🙂

Go skydiving and see what a real rush is like!

Mind you though, I found it a lot harder to step off the bungy platform than step off the plane.

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