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stalkervision
09-03-2008, 08:14 AM
surprised the wheels didn't fall off. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26523365/?GT1=43001


Clips of downhill stunt prompt German police to issue 'all-points bulletin'


BERLIN - Police are trying to track down a man filmed riding a skateboard down a steep stretch of highway at 62 mph, far above the speed limit.

The man who raced down southern Germany's Ulm-Stuttgart highway for two miles before he stopped and fled is believed to be a professional stuntman, Goeppingen police spokesman Uli Stoeckle said.

A video of the skateboarder, broadcast on German television networks on Wednesday, showed a helmeted figure wearing a red and white protective suit building up speed by holding onto the back of a motorcycle before letting go and freewheeling.


Didn't I always tell you guys not to video your stupidest moments unless you get some big money for them? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

stalkervision
09-03-2008, 08:14 AM
surprised the wheels didn't fall off. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26523365/?GT1=43001


Clips of downhill stunt prompt German police to issue 'all-points bulletin'


BERLIN - Police are trying to track down a man filmed riding a skateboard down a steep stretch of highway at 62 mph, far above the speed limit.

The man who raced down southern Germany's Ulm-Stuttgart highway for two miles before he stopped and fled is believed to be a professional stuntman, Goeppingen police spokesman Uli Stoeckle said.

A video of the skateboarder, broadcast on German television networks on Wednesday, showed a helmeted figure wearing a red and white protective suit building up speed by holding onto the back of a motorcycle before letting go and freewheeling.


Didn't I always tell you guys not to video your stupidest moments unless you get some big money for them? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Breeze147
09-04-2008, 08:47 AM
Oh, those zany Germans.

Odin_Part_2
09-04-2008, 11:10 AM
You should have kept reading:

'Substantial fine'

The German magazine Stern said the mystery man is known in skateboarding circles as a professional stuntman and takes part in international downhill skateboarding competitions.

Stoeckle said the man faces charges for interfering with traffic safety and endangering motorists, and would lose his driver's license and face a "substantial fine." He denied media reports the skateboarder would face a one-year jail sentence.

There are no speed limits on German highways but there are restrictions on many sections, especially steep and dangerous stretches. The section the skateboarder was using has an 50 mph speed limit.

DKoor
09-04-2008, 11:13 AM
ROFL... nice skate.