Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wakeboarder pulled at 70mph by train...

Daredevil champ 

trains waves

Daredevil ... Duncan Zuur claims a new world record
Making waves ... Duncan Zuur claims a new world record
Central European News

THIS is the incredible moment daredevil Duncan Zuur made waves - after hooking his wakeboard up to a train.

The talented athlete performed the amazing stunt after lashing his board to the back of a locomotion, running along a track beside Lake Techirghiol in Romania.
Rail traffic controllers agreed to the bizarre request and after just one test attempt the Dutchman was given the green light to be towed across the water at up to 70mph.
"It was unique. I'm very happy to have had the chance to notch up this world first," 36-year-old Duncan said.
He continued: "I am very happy that I had the chance to be the first athlete in the world to do this. It was a unique experience, full of adrenaline. If I have the opportunity, I would do it again."
It is not the first time the pro-freestyler has amazed onlookers with his extraordinary bravado.

Video: Extreme trainboarding

WAKEBOARDER Duncan Zuur is towed by a train over a lake to claim world record
He brought Amsterdam to a standstill when he raced through the city's canals while being towed by a helicopter in 2006 and he also sessioned a swimming pool at the top of a skyscraper.
On another occasion, stuntman Duncan attached his board onto the back of a passenger ferry in Istanbul and rode in the wake all the way across the Sea of Marmara to Bandirma, Turkey.
An official said after the amazing feat: "He was taking a very big risk - it's not as easy to stop a train as it is a boat if anything goes wrong."

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