Circus Acts: The First Human Loopty Loop On Foot

February 24, 2014


This is a video of stuntman/freerunner Damien Walters performing what is allegedly the first human loopty loop on foot. Is it actually the first? No clue. Was it sponsored by Pepsi MAX to encourage everyone to #LiveForNow? Yes, whatever the hell that means. "You know, carpe diem." I do not know who that is.

PepsiMax sponsored the daredevil's attempt, providing him with a human-sized loop the loop in an abandoned warehouse. After working the math out -- he needed to be going 8.6 mph at the top -- Walters got to work on being the first man to defy gravity in a loop.

Pepsi's video shows not only Walters' success, but his trial and error too. He used mats to fall onto for his first trials until he felt confident to take off the training wheels. After which he nailed the impressive stunt with the appropriate flourish.

You know what would have made it even cooler? If he'd dressed like Sonic The Hedgehog. Plus, I don't know, if they'd added some FIRE. Fire makes everything more extreme. Sitting down on the shitter to go to the bathroom: boring. Sitting down on the shitter to go to the bathroom WHILE ON FIRE: legend status.

Hit the jump for the video as well as a BONUS one somebody added Sonic The Hedgehog rings to.

Thanks to pink_collar and Christian, who are both competing to be the first human to perform a human loopty loop running backwards. Dare to dream!

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