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September 13, 2017 6:54 AM   Subscribe

If you were ever curious how Andri Ragettli trains to do this, well, wonder no more.(dlyt)
posted by selfnoise (17 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Always wondered how those goofy large exercise balls were really supposed to be used.
posted by sammyo at 7:08 AM on September 13 [1 favorite]


Get that dude on American Ninja Warrior stat.

Also, it always seems funny hearing non-native English speakers cussing in English, like, it's not a genuine unfiltered sentiment, but it gets the point across to a larger audience, I guess?
posted by gwint at 7:34 AM on September 13 [1 favorite]


I never knew you could be the moving part in a Rube Goldberg machine, but now I have a new goal.
posted by ChuraChura at 7:48 AM on September 13 [10 favorites]


That looks like a good skiing workout, because if I tried to learn to do that I would also fall over a couple times, then shuffle off for cocoa with an confused instructor shouting after me.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:59 AM on September 13 [8 favorites]


Actually the american ninja may may not be a great fit for a sport that is focused on legs, the one or two running segments would be trivial but skiers are not constantly working on insane arm strength.
posted by sammyo at 8:03 AM on September 13 [2 favorites]


It was a nice try, but he stumbled a bit on the landing at the very end.

/hamburger
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:11 AM on September 13


I fear for his ankles.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:24 AM on September 13 [2 favorites]


now where's the blooper reel ? (or, the 99% of the time he doesn't make it .. )
posted by k5.user at 8:49 AM on September 13 [1 favorite]


I both love his goofy exercise course and got an immediate "oh god that dumb trampoline fighting sport from The Prisoner" vibe from it.
posted by cortex at 8:50 AM on September 13 [3 favorites]


That trick is super amazing and all but I was equally awed by the GIANT SNOW CASTLE RAMP THING that made it possible.
posted by Caxton1476 at 9:31 AM on September 13 [3 favorites]


Ok now do it in a T-Rex suit!
posted by mephisjo at 9:39 AM on September 13 [3 favorites]


The next level ends with a Bowser battle.
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:50 AM on September 13


I've watch so many painful "fail" videos that I couldn't help cringing every time he jumped onto a rolling cylinder. That was amazing (and stressful) to watch!
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:00 AM on September 13


That second video looks like what I really wanted from that "the couches are islands and the floors are lava" game we played as kids when the parents weren't around.
posted by aniola at 11:00 AM on September 13 [3 favorites]


dude, serious ankle stability. my shredded ankle ligaments are screaming in envy in right now.
posted by youthenrage at 11:09 AM on September 13


Oh my god that second link looks like SO MUCH FUN. I'd need an room lined in mats to even think about attempting it, of course, but I'd pay cash money to get the chance.
posted by minervous at 12:53 PM on September 13


Also, it always seems funny hearing non-native English speakers cussing in English, like, it's not a genuine unfiltered sentiment, but it gets the point across to a larger audience, I guess?

As a non-native speaker: if you use English enough in your daily life, your inner dialogue actually starts taking on more and more English. I've found that I liberally mix Finnish and English in my thinking, for whichever is most efficient for any given train of thought. Cussing tends to come out Finnish first (and not just because our cusswords are vitusti better), but on trips abroad, speaking English for most of the time, it doesn't take long for even spontaneous exclamations to tend to come out in English, unfiltered. YMMV based on your degree of fluency.

But anyway, that's a cool training regime he's got there.
posted by jklaiho at 12:02 AM on September 14 [1 favorite]


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