Longboarding down steep and twisty roads looks like quite the thrill. But it can also be quite dangerous. Boarder Josh Neuman compiled this video of 10 of his most butt-clenching downhill moments. Between the blind corners, steep drop-offs, roadside hazards, and unexpected vehicles, this is one pastime best left to the experts.
Awesome Close Calls
During the 2020 Portuguese MotoGP race, championship rider Aron Canet had a crazy close call that could have ended up much worse. Not only did he fall off of his bike at speed, but he also slid down the track for what seemed like forever, and narrowly avoided being run over by multiple racers. This guy should play the lottery.
Gursk3 recently took his first hang glider flight. However, something went horribly wrong, and his safety harness wasn’t connected. Through a sheer feat of arm strength and will, he managed to hang on and survive the 2+ minute flight with relatively minor injuries.
Incredible video out of Korea of a tractor trailer losing control on the highway, balancing on just half of his wheels, then miraculously landing safely back on the road. Either the guy behind the wheel was a stunt driver, or his cargo was a bunch of self-balancing scooters.
It’s every rally driver’s worst nightmare – an animal runs into the middle of the course. Most of the time it results in a nasty collision or the car running off the road to avoid it. Not so for this scrappy pup, and equally lucky rally drivers, who must have someone looking out for them.
Last year, YouTuber TurboFoz gunned it through the tunnels of California’s Angeles Crest Highway in his tuned 2004 Subaru. He didn’t realize there was a sharp curve ahead, and ended up going off a cliff. Fortunately, he was okay, though we’re sure his underwear was not.
While most people install dashcams in their cars in order to record accidents, they’ve also been known to capture other events. For instance, this small plane made an emergency landing in Irvine, California, and taxied down the street along with the rest of traffic.