Everybody Has To Die Somehow: Speeding Down A Drainage Ditch In A Tandem Kayak

March 15, 2017

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This is a video of thrillseekers and GoPro athletes (that's a thing?) Benny Marr and Rush Sturges (with a name like Rush you have to be into extreme sports) speeding down a drainage ditch at Lions Bay in British Columbia, Canada in a tandem kayak. Apparently people ride the ditch regularly, but this was the first time it was done in a tandem kayak. Because if you're going to die, bring a friend. It all looks pretty thrilling, especially when they have to duck under that low-hanging branch at 2:16 to prevent getting clotheslined. Personally, I purposefully wouldn't have ducked just so I can finally find out if I'm really as stretchy as Mister Fantastic, or if that was just a dream.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 2:00 unless you came here to watch people hike and talk.

Thanks to Rob, who agrees they should have attached a jet engine to the back of their kayak for BONUS THRILLS.

  • This is the Cool Runnings reboot we deserve.

  • The_Wretched

    I hope that was fun because that canoe bottom isn't going to take that much concrete abrasion too often. And, points for safety gear on the front guy - except for the primary risk of small twigs and branches to the face ready to take out your eyes.

  • failquail

    I liked the way they attached two lines to the bars at the top while getting in, then being really suprised when cutting just one of them doesn't release them :P

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    GoBros just wanna have fun

  • GeneralDisorder

    Every time I see the GoPro slogan I think of the "an hero" meme (i.e. so and so is an hero meaning so and so committed suicide).

    GoPro. Be An Hero!

  • Erswi

    My name is Rush. No BS.

  • Kaizer Chief

    It feels like those paddles are the most dangerous part of this whole thing - like one careless move, the paddle gets jammed, and that guy gets snapped / chopped in half.

  • Draco Basileus

    Seriously...they would have been better served wielding machetes.

  • Bubbubsky

    CHAINSAWS

  • GeneralDisorder

    I say dildos.

  • Meh

    1. Anyone can do that,
    2. Why do they even have pedals?
    3. Terrible choice of music.

  • Did we watch the same video?
    I thought they did it in a kayak not a pedalo.

  • Not a fan of .... *ahem*....
    "Hobosexuals"....?

  • Bling Nye

    I'm actually a big fan of Hobosexual. They fuckin' rock. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

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