Incredible GoPro Carnage...

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Now this is not kayaking, but I think it's worth sharing... as it proves just how tough GoPro cameras are.


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How tough the camera is? What about the skidoo!!

I love the way the driver luckily escapes getting wiped out by his machine in the first half of the slide and then when he gets a chance, he throws himself back in its path and has another go! Do these muppets not think of carrying an ice axe or some other kind of arrest tool?

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Scumbag_Scout wrote:it proves just how tough GoPro cameras are
Ouch.
Mind you I'd be even more impressed if the go-pro had survived the trip down the mountain on the snow mobile rather than sliding down with the former driver :-)
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Expensive way to get to the top just so you can slide down!

Two things spring to mind - what on earth was that guy thinking trying to stop a half ton(?) skidoo from tumbling down a mountain by hand? Thought at one point he was gonna go down hill of it and just try to stop it in its tracks!

And was anyone else waiting to see him jump back on, start it up and roar off back to the bottom?

Looks fun though, amazing how much steeper it looked on the way down!

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That video also shows how much everything flattens out on a GoPro. I didn't even realise he was going up hill until he started sliding back down!

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That's what I'm going to say about my paddling videos. "the lake was much steeper than it looked, the gopro just really flattens everything out." ;)

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That was a long swim indeedy
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One word springs to mind: SHHHHHIIIIIIITTTTT !!!!!!!
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I know what i want for my birthday! Not a skidoo.
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That was fairly spicy for sure. The rider got bucked by a small bump causing his pressure foot to move to the left running board, causing the carve left and the failed line.

Couple of things, carrying an ice-axe can be useful, but in a pack only, you don't want an axe on the outside of your pack waving around your ears ready to stab you in the neck! Snowmobiling is a very very dynamic sport requiring lots of weight shifting and moving around on the machine!

Secondly, Skidoo is a brand owned by Bombardier Canada, the correct term is snowmobile. The rider here was using a tricked out older sled, the Arctic Cat M8.

And as for weight, half a ton, try half of that, a lightweight high powered mountain sled is about 450lbs wet (fuel & fluids). Trying to stop the machine on its way down, sure not so smart, i've tried before, but when you see $15,000+ of machine slowly destroying itself in front of you and it's yours, sometimes it's hard not to try.

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Ha ha... what a dork.
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That's really excellent.
Having watched it again at home with the sound on it's reinforced my opinion that it's really great that that happened to him. Hopefully he got a few minor injuries out of it.

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He got so close to the top as well literally feet from the finish. The speed of slide down was truely scary. I noticed the defensive sliding trying to keep him self in the middle and using the hands to try and stop and spin themselfs feet first, imapct with the side of the gully would have been ugly and very serious indeed

When thy finally stopped there was the slow relisation that the snowmobile was heading straight for them. The carnage of round two with the smomobile started all over again.

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I hadn't realised the chuckle brothers had started extreme sports, my guess is it was Barry on the beast and Paul chasing after him, 'to me' 'to you'.....
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