Riding a Kayak Down a Mountain in a Ditch Is Scarier Than a Roller Coaster

Watching brave kayakers navigating tumultuous whitewater rapids is terrifying enough, but Rush Sturges and Ben Marr decided they needed a more exciting way to risk their lives. So they dragged a tandem kayak up to the top of a drainage ditch in the woods, and then hopped in for a ride back down that looks more thrilling than any roller coaster.

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Not only did they have to strategically use their paddles to keep their kayak upright through the entire ride, there’s a heart-stopping moment in the video where they both have to duck their heads down as they pass beneath an overhead wire that could have easily cut their trip—or their lives—short.

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DISCUSSION

khil01
khil01

I didn’t see the wire the ducked but all in all not the most dangerous thing I’ve seen people do. Honestly, they seemed very well prepared to do it safely.