And here I thought roller skating/blading was all but dead. In one of the crazier stunts of recent memory, German Dirk Auer modified his rollerblades and took them to Mammoth Roller Coaster at Trips Drill theme park in Stuttgart, Germany transforming himself into a slightly-mental, human roller coaster car. On this wild ride, Auer hit speeds of 56 MPH and covered 860 meters of track in just one minute.While those speeds were just a fraction of the record-setting 190 MPH that Auer hit on rollerblades when dragged by a Porsche GT2, they were performed under the most precarious of circumstances.
Auer was quoted as saying: "The roller caster is wooden and so unlike rides made from iron and steel there was always a chance of the odd nail or screw that would not be entirely flat. If the skates were to catch a stray nail then I could have fallen and I would almost certainly have died."
Yes, this guy is clearly out of his mind. To take this unique ride, Auer spent two months planning and designed his own modified rollerblades. They feature 16 wheels and took him all of 110 hours to build. Unfortunately, the video has been removed from YouTube due to copyright infringement, so you'll just have to imagine what rollerblading down a roller coaster at highway speeds looks like.
DVICE via GadgetCrave