Is this the ultimate adrenaline rush?

Daredevils lie down on a skateboard and roll down steep hills, it’s called Street Luge.

PUBLISHED: 12:30, 25 Nov 2014 | 
UPDATED: 11:12, 25 Nov 2014 | 
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Street Luge has been around for almost 20 years now, but it’s still a widely unknown sport. Street Luge only has around 1000 participants around the globe. It all started when skateboarders in California decided that they much preferred lying down on their boards when going down hill. People soon started making boards specifically for street luge, with thicker wheels and wider trucks to provide greater stability and speed and a longer board to accommodate¬†with the rider lying down.

A street luger rider on a road titled ‘Roller Coaster Road:

On some tracks, the Luge can sometimes reach speeds of up to 80 mph, and when you’re only a couple of inches from the ground it can feel extremely fast. Bailing can be extremely painful when participating in a street luge race, there are special precautions you should take such as wear full motorcycle leathers and a full face helmet.

There are street luge races and meet ups held regularly, such as at the Maryhill Festival of Speed.

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