Go-Karts Meet Luge On This Dangerously Fun Downhill Thrill Ride

Watching Olympic lugers racing down those ice-slicked tracks looks like a lot of fun. But learning to safely steer those tiny sleds while lying prone on your back takes years of training. If you don't have the time for that, the Skyline Luge in Queensland, New Zealand is the next best thing. It's a downhill race course where you ride a luge-like sled that's steered similar to a go-kart, so all you need is a helmet and a few minutes of safety training.

YouTuber Lewis Knights was kind enough to strap a GoPro Hero 3+ to his helmet before taking a run down the Skyline Luge, and his footage confirms that this should most definitely be the next Olympic sport. Because where Luge is raced one at a time, here you actually compete with other riders on the way down, making for some great opportunities to pass and blast past your opponents. [YouTube via Laughing Squid]

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