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Trainrider : How to surf on a train - at 330 km/h.
posted by GuyZero (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Wahnsinn, Alter!
posted by chillmost at 3:21 PM on June 8, 2008

Looks like a fun ride. I'm totally game to try it but, you know, what's the point if you have to buy a ticket?
posted by farishta at 3:23 PM on June 8, 2008

Here's the original video complete with fake backstory and cheesy synth music.
posted by Happy Dave at 3:39 PM on June 8, 2008

posted by glycolized at 3:47 PM on June 8, 2008

He gets away with it because he has a ticket!? What about the whole element of being on the outside of the train!?!?
posted by Acey at 3:51 PM on June 8, 2008

Ridiculously cheesy original video. Did he fake his death to avoid getting in trouble?
posted by farishta at 3:53 PM on June 8, 2008

Whoops. Insufficient searching. Thanks for the original.
posted by GuyZero at 4:06 PM on June 8, 2008

"You can only be free when you have nothing to loose."
posted by punkfloyd at 4:30 PM on June 8, 2008

Cocaine's one hell of a drug.
posted by not_on_display at 5:52 PM on June 8, 2008

Not recommended
posted by mattoxic at 5:59 PM on June 8, 2008

Here is an article about train surfing in the US from 2000, albeit at lower speeds than the German trains.

I did this once (on a freight train, not a passenger train, and on a lower car, so I knew that I was not in danger from bridges and overpasses) and it was terrifying. I heard lots of "friends of a friend" stories about people standing on top of cars and getting clipped by bridges; a friend of mine came close to having that happen but ducked in time.
posted by Forktine at 6:43 PM on June 8, 2008

Metafilter: "A cessation comes not into question"
posted by joe defroster at 6:59 PM on June 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

He gets away with it because he has a ticket!?

You have to figure the laws aren't written with this particular activity in mind.

Notice he consulted a lawyer beforehand? That's good advice, right there.
posted by ryanrs at 6:59 PM on June 8, 2008

And when the cops came, he ran. Also good advice.
posted by ryanrs at 7:00 PM on June 8, 2008

It's all fun and youtube videos until he falls off the train, then the next one comes and derails over his body, killing hundreds.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:11 PM on June 8, 2008

Those trains can't be derailed by a single body.. However some time ago, somehow a flock of sheep managed to get onto the tracks when a train came.. Not pretty. No HUMAN lives where lost although the train derailed.
posted by Catfry at 11:56 PM on June 8, 2008

I like how the video really did not take sides as to whether or not this was massively stupid, or kinda cool.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:07 AM on June 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

Old Skool
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:05 AM on June 9, 2008

this being sat.1, a station with a questionable journalistic reputation, I'm skeptical this kid actually made it all the way to 330km/h. I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out the train went 110km/h or something close to that on this particular stretch.

but at least it's a nice video.
posted by krautland at 6:09 AM on June 9, 2008 [1 favorite]

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