62 MPH ... on a Skateboard!

Cops in Berlin are looking for a speeder, who was caught on videotape blazing down a steep stretch of a highway at 62 MPH (~100 km per hour), way above the speed limit ... on a skateboard!

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.

"We put out an all-points bulletin and have received information that gives us useful clues to who the man may be," Stoeckle said. "We are particularly concerned about copycats who may imitate the stunt, putting their lives at risk."

Link - Thanks Brian!

Here's the obligatory YouTube clip:

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Getting above 50 mph on a speedboard is not difficult. I live in Oregon, and there are plenty of hills where we are able to get close to 60 mph on. It is not difficult to do as long as you have the right gear (lowered, super-stable board and motorcycle leathers).

If you've been doing DH for years, then I am surprised you think 50+ is near impossible. Kevin Reimer has gone 72 mph standing up, and although that is the unofficial record, there are many others of us who have gone similar speeds. My personal best is 62.6 mph according to the GPS I was wearing.
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