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A professional skateboarder is potentially facing jail time after uploading a video that purports to show him skating at an astounding 68 mph through the middle of traffic.

South African skater Decio Lourenco faces the charges after Cape Town city officials say his high-speed skating actually triggered a speed camera. The speed limit in the town Lourenco was skating through is reportedly 37 mph.

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All that was needed was for one of those motorists to panic and swerve into the oncoming traffic and you have a large number of deaths
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Probably not a large number, most likely just one... the skateboarder (much like a motocycle Vs car incident)

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does include disclaimers discouraging others from attempting to recreate his feat
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Like thats ever stopped anyone before. :rolleyes: Risk takers are gonna take risks, no matter the warnings or their skill level they think they have, but you'll know it...right after you exceed it. :p
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Pretty cool

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1:06 shows the camera flash :p

68mph. pretty ballzy. Could have easily fallen and would be seriously injured or he could have been hit by a car.

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Love this comment on the YouTube page:
[quote]So if this guy ends up under a car, he took a calculated risk, and pays the price. What are we going to do, bubble wrap the whole fricken world? Ride hard, ride often!!!![/quote]
Ride on!!!

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Must've been a pretty wicked hill to reach 68 mph :| Can't stress enough how powerful the wind resistance is at that speed.

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I never heard of that stakeboard has speed up like over 88 MPH. :rofl:

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Mischo Erban skateboard speed record in Canada (130kph / 80.7mph) just a tad faster than Decio Lourenco. (Closed course with safety peeps in place though)

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOfY7eCzJEs[/media]

That takes some large "attachments" in the groin area.

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The music was PERFECT for that video!!!! I approve!

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[i]Blame it on my ADD[/i] -- LOL :laugh:

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If he got hit by a car, how would insurance handle it?

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^ One piece at a time.
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That's faster than I go in my car. :p

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