March 28, 2007
Surfing the Subway
Well, yes, I have heard that phrase, surfing the subway. This takes it to new levels though, actually skiing the tube:
A man who filmed himself skiing down the longest escalator on London's underground rail network was branded "dangerous, stupid and irresponsible" Wednesday.
The man hurtled down nearly 200 feet at Angel tube station with a camera strapped to his head and posted the video on the YouTube Web site.
The 60-second film shows the man climb the escalator, clip on his skis at the top and begin his high-speed descent as onlookers shout out behind him.
London Underground condemned the stunt.
Sounds fun though, I'll have to try and track down the video he made.
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Fun to see how much attention this quite harmless stunt suddenly got! I first saw this clip about a year ago; it's in a teaser for the Norwegian ski movie "Mind the Gap”. The skier is Norwegian pro Andreas Håtveit, one of the worlds best newschool skiers. He pulled the same kind of stunt at a tube station in Oslo, no one seemed to bother. I’ve seen him ski, and he is so good I can guarantee that this was well under control. Of course he also had people at the bottom making sure the escalator was empty. Check out his website, www.skifilm.com - the real skiing is way crazier!
Posted by: Johan Røed Steen | Apr 1, 2007 1:51:28 AM
You have very nice site!
Posted by: Rick | Jun 4, 2007 2:26:30 PM