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Watch If You Are Making A Skateboarding Game

It might be nice to duplicate this in video game form.

Friend of the site, Portland Alex, sent us to this insane and totally sweet footage of downhill longboard skating that blew my mind. As such, I figured I should share it with you.

  


Skip the first two minutes if you want to cut to the chase and see dudes, in suits, skating hella fast downhill on an open (meaning there are cars driving on it) road. The sound of the wind is what does it for me--someone should make a downhill skating game that replicates this Burnout level of speed. But I can't imagine a game ever feeling as insane and dangerous as this must be. Even watching it made me feel like I was in danger.
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Posted By Jeff
Friend of the site, Portland Alex, sent us to this insane and totally sweet footage of downhill longboard skating that blew my mind. As such, I figured I should share it with you.

  


Skip the first two minutes if you want to cut to the chase and see dudes, in suits, skating hella fast downhill on an open (meaning there are cars driving on it) road. The sound of the wind is what does it for me--someone should make a downhill skating game that replicates this Burnout level of speed. But I can't imagine a game ever feeling as insane and dangerous as this must be. Even watching it made me feel like I was in danger.
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Posted By Absurd

Noice

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Posted By Absurd

Bailing at that speed would hurt like a bitch.

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Posted By imayellowfellow

i love vimeo!

longboarding aint too bad either but i definitely prefer skateboarding more

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Posted By DavidSnakes

Bailing at that speed could kill you.

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Posted By Alphazero

This video sponsored by Bactine.

Bactine: Apparantly we don't make enough.

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Posted By nick54321

these guys must have good balance and must do a lots of skateboarding!

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Posted By jangofett88

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Posted By Hamz

The was bloody awesome, the sound of the wind rushing past so fast really made it all the better. Just crazy and cool all at once!

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Posted By MasterSplinter

That was nutty.

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Posted By Torb

Wow. Just, wow. Those dudes rock my socks off.

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Posted By Milkman

Pretty awesome but 10 minutes of it is a little much.

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Posted By Player1

Wow that is insane. Was the guy with the camera riding as well? 

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Posted By TrulyAlive

MAN IS NOT MEANT TO TRAVEL THIS FAST!!!!

Seriously, how can they do that without dying? Mad skills.

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Posted By DualReaver

D:


.... Well it's good that they're wearing helmets.

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Posted By jlaudio7

daaamn!.gif

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Posted By Mourne

That was seriously intense.

Bravo.

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Posted By dtran1212
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Posted By Smashlampjaw

Epic Radness right thar.

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Posted By MattBodega

That is how man was meant to live!
And, also, how man is fit to die. The astronomical speeds of our ego coming to a sudden stop against the world.

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Posted By albedos_shadow

That was both the dumbest and coolest thing I've ever seen.

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Posted By Dryker

Murphy's Law will one day bite those dudes in the ass, but as it stands, they're larger than life.

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Posted By Paradigmer

This proves almost everything in a fish eye looks awesome!

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Posted By Ubergeist

I've seen this. Fuckin' badass.

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Posted By VibratingDonkey

How fast was that? I think it was either really fast or very fast.

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Posted By kboy

I wonder how much shit one could eat at that speed. I'm willing to guess enough to make you wanna reconsider your hobbies.

Awesome, nonetheless.

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Posted By deadgopher

That is insane. I loved the ending, they're totally chill after doing two runs of that crazy shit.

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Posted By MrKlorox

I don't know if that would translate as awesomely to a videogame.

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Posted By Klesk

Rofl, if this game were ever made, it would probably not do this justice. Sweet idea tho

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Posted By KingOfIceland

Make this the new Tony Hawk game. Done

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Posted By Highlander

they were only going like 30-40, holding the camera low makes it seem faster, ive done ha in NC, going fromt eh overlook down to highlands

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Posted By Kowalski

I've done that with a regulat Skateboard, although not even close to that length. It's pretty scary on a Skateboard at top speed! I've fallen off too more than once. Ouch!

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Posted By yellownumber5

Holy shit.  Vinny want to get on a board with the GB staff?.  The camera handoffs were awesome.  They had to be at least 60mph and getting all the shots.  Yeah the point if games managed this the same in-game that would be intense.  It was like skydiving but while on land, and I don't know how many time I was cringing when one of the dudes were 3 inches from hitting the grass or a wall on the shoulder.  Good vid I'll watch it a few times over.

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Posted By FLStyle

That was amazing! Truly Unique, I just hope they know their limits and don't get themselves killed.

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Posted By Death_Burnout

Well...Going downhill fast in Skate felt pretty damn good, and dangerous

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Posted By Osiris

Awesome video, thanks for sharing :) Damn what speed...

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Posted By Otacon

DudeInSuit69 sets new oncoming record!

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Posted By Bulldog19892

Holy shit...

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Posted By PLWolf

Straight up insane and awesome, both at the same time.

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Posted By DarkPants

these guys are badasses

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Posted By Jason_Miami

I think there was a Tony Hawk Downhill Jam or something like that but it SUCKED. If criterion makes this game it'll be rad.

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Posted By PFighter

that is the fucking craziest video ever, it insane how they pass the camera off.

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Posted By JoblessTerence

This is definitely in my top 5.

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Posted By TheToecutter

Those guys are fuckin-a

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Posted By Stevokenevo

awesome suits and crazy skills.  great video

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Posted By Zuul

FLAWLESS VICTORY!!

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Posted By Bear

Wow, going at the speed for a great length of time like that. You can't even really stop until you get all the way to the bottom, at least that's how it seems.

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Posted By jonnyp

This video makes me feel like a pussy.  Somehow I still really enjoyed it.

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