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July 22, 2009 2:26 PM   Subscribe

German inline skater Dirk Auer rides a roller coaster...

on roller skates. (Video.)
posted by mudpuppie (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Stunt post?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:30 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well he's still a dork. A crazy, ballsy dork.
posted by Mister_A at 2:36 PM on July 22, 2009


I'm trying to figure out if there's some sort of emergency release for his feet, like skis.

Loving the 'crazygermans' tag.
posted by reductiondesign at 2:46 PM on July 22, 2009


He already holds the world record for reaching speeds of 190mph as he was dragged along behind a Porsche GT2.

Jesus Christ.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 2:50 PM on July 22, 2009


on roller skates that are linked to the track. Hmpf!
posted by cavalier at 2:52 PM on July 22, 2009


You can see his um...excitement...quite clearly here. He's adorable!
posted by sixswitch at 3:00 PM on July 22, 2009


Yikes, that seems way too risky. If one "skate" hung up on the wood track, he'd still keep going, which would pull the bad skate off the track, and then worse things would happen.
posted by smackfu at 3:15 PM on July 22, 2009


"what a scream idiot"
posted by HuronBob at 3:17 PM on July 22, 2009


Oh, it was a German rollercoaster.

He should try that on some of the baddies we have here in the US.

Smile for us then, Hans!
posted by elder18 at 3:31 PM on July 22, 2009


No helmet-cam video?? I take helmet-cams of myself snowboarding down bunny slopes!
posted by LordSludge at 3:41 PM on July 22, 2009


This is why I support adrenaline clinics, so junkies can get their fix in a safe, secure environment without having to resort to such extreme measures.

Actually I thought the stunt was kind of tame. Not so fast, and really he was locked into the tracks, so maybe a really gruesome knee injury was the main risk.
Actually, if anybody wants awe inspiring, and hasn't watched it yet, there's this.
posted by Flashman at 4:12 PM on July 22, 2009 [7 favorites]


Apparently adrenaline junkies get a huge rush from wearing extremely dorky leather suits.
posted by digsrus at 4:49 PM on July 22, 2009


That looks amazing! Are those levers on the skates sometime of brake?

Somehow reminds me a little of this fantastic stunt (via)
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 5:04 PM on July 22, 2009 [2 favorites]


> Dirk Auer decided to go where no sane man or woman had gone before and skated down an 860 metre track in just over a minute.

Everyone believed he was mad...everyone except Dagny Taggart, that is!
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:11 PM on July 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


OK that looked stupid, and i don't mean stupid cool. I've gone faster on skis, and it was edited so that we couldn't see that he couldn't get up enough speed to go up the hills. Aside from a possible groin pull from the tracks being so far apart it didn't look all that dangerous or adrenaline inducing. hell i was expecting him to be on a steel track coaster with nothing but inline skates, grinding down a near vertical drop.
posted by OHenryPacey at 5:54 PM on July 22, 2009


Are those levers on the skates sometime of brake?

I thought they were just to give him something to hold onto.
posted by dammitjim at 6:48 PM on July 22, 2009


oops - "some kind of" != "sometime"
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 8:05 PM on July 22, 2009


Ouch, my quadriceps. And what's that muscle on the inside of your thighs just above your knees? Ouch, that one too.
posted by zinfandel at 9:36 PM on July 22, 2009


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