Many of you may not know this, but people did interesting things before Go Pro cameras were invented. Great adventures were had by great adventurers and there was no one there to tape it. People took risks without having a hundred bystanders crawling under up their nose with camera phones waiting for them to fall down in an amusing way, and I don’t think they minded.
This video is refreshing because it seems to just be a guy doing his thing. I guarantee you he does crap like this every day for giggles and this is the first time anyone told him to film it. People like this fellow don’t need any incentive to push themselves to the edge. They do it for the same reasons a normal person takes a dump; it needs to be done so they do it.
(Many thanks to Charles Schneider for sending this one along)
I like Cam Zink. He seems like an alright guy and he’s got a pretty solid job. He gets to ride his bike around to his heart’s content, go off a sweet ramp, get like, three feet of air, and then go home with his wife and kid. If he gets over three feet of air Monster Energy sends a dump-truck full of money to his front door. That sounds like a pretty good day at work.
If he ever decides to quit the business, I think he gets to keep all of his fancy branded shirts and grippy gloves.
[Many thanks to Gerard at American Digest for sending this one down the Intertunnel to the BSBFB headquarters]
Some say it’s not the fall that kills you, it’s your mom finding out that you ruined your brand new pair of sneakers. It sort of ties in with the whole “are you wearing clean underwear?” routine. If anything ever happened to me and I wasn’t wearing clean underwear, I was in for a beating. I could by lying half lifeless in the gutter and my mother would probably yell at me about my dirty undies.
When they finally find me all mangled on the side of the road, everyone should be glad that I’m wearing anything other than my dirty undies.
This has got to be the best slip and slide ever. Anything that requires lubricant has got to be good. Perhaps I should have phrased that differently. Oh well. The fifty foot drop is a plus. Having water at the bottom is pretty cool too, I guess. Back when I was a lad my friends and I would have to jump off a twenty-five foot ledge just to get to the fifty foot ledge; and it was uphill both way.
As much as I like to see young people hurling themselves off a cliff, something seems a bit off. I feel like I’m watching an ad of some sort. I don’t have any hard evidence, but if you look really closely you’ll catch glimpses of what could be product placements. It’s probably just my imagination. Anyways, I’m going to go buy a boat and some life vests, so long for now.