Death Wish: Longboard Skateboarder Bombs Down Cliffside Road As Fast As Possible

September 29, 2014

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This is a promo video for Arbor Skateboards featuring pro longboarder James Kelly bombing a bunch of roads out west at TOP SPEED. I'm pretty sure I would have flown off the road into a canyon and died on the first turn, possibly even before. Clearly James has complete confidence in his skills, or has a death wish. Did I mention he wipes out at 2:25? Because he wipes out at 2:25. I've eaten shit on my skateboard barely doing 5MPH before and thought I was a goner, and he's going like 25-30MPH. He has special skid pads on though. Plus isn't a sissy and probably didn't call his mom crying to pick him up from the end of the street after it happened.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to DaveM, who is going to do the same thing except with a jetpack on to go even faster.

  • Paul Presta

    I have watched James Kelly for years. I ride his pro model board. It is a great board for going very fast. I live in Colorado Springs, CO I have runs here that are three and four miles long with little to no traffic. I ride with slide gloves that make enough noise to move most any animal from the road in front of me. Go fast and enjoy the ride...

  • Fred

    I can't believe he fell off at that speed and yet his lower jawbone didn't...

  • Forblat

    As per the usual, skip to 1:20. Unless you want to see slow-mo butt crack, then skip to 1:17.

  • Tanto

    yea.............. James Kelly was clocked at 60mph when he fell off, so its a little faster then 30......... he also announced it on facebook,

  • Jenness

    When he wiped out it literally looked like he was using his junk to coast on; like some industrial cup made out of the stuff they make black boxes out of they put on airplanes.

  • nanCY

    When did they start making skateboard wheels out of chalk?

  • Tanto

    are you stupid?

  • Christian

    its urethane sir. It burns into the pavement when you slide. there are different kinds of wheels that thane or do not put thane lines on the pavement

  • antalicus

    Not much for pads, but I hope he had a cup on.

  • Huck PS

    And this is how you get rid of your elbows and knees, children!

  • Rami

    Take it from a fellow downhill skater, he was gping way faster than 30mph in this vid.

  • Forblat

    is gping a skateboard term?

  • Christian

    yes

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I guess he's using his enormous balls for brakes...

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    I wonder what the drivers reaction where. Also yeah, he is insane.

  • Christian

    they probs got out of the car and asked him if he wanted a hit.

  • Brock

    Even if he (somehow) avoids all traffic, all it takes is a deer/moose crossing at the wrong time. You have my respect, but not my admiration.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Read that as "mouse"... Yeah. He would have certainly duffed if a mouse
    crossed the road. Those tiny wheels would stop rolling right quick at
    the crunch of mouse bones.

  • Christian

    uuhhh. no, no they would not. those wheels are probs 75mm with a huge contact patch. Rock shoot away from hard urethane wheels at that speed.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I know nothing of skateboarding. Hopefully that statement was redundant but just want to be clear that my expertise is lacking completely in any wheel that isn't the size of maybe roller skates (which I seem to remember would stop rolling on anything larger than invisible dust)

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