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If you possess a Type A personality and have a gyroscopic sense of balance, then we’ve got just the ticket for your next summer vacation: skateboarding in the Alps. Byron Essert and Alex Tongue did just that, and passed a number of flabbergasted (and slower) bicyclists on the way to their campsite. Incroyable!

Longboards — like their shorter skateboard siblings — lack brakes, so the only way to slow down on a decline is by dragging gloved hands and inducing some severe drifting action.


For readers whose need for speed still isn’t satiated, here’s a video shot last year featuring some downhill bliss with Byron Essert in California…

… and, yet more, with Alex Tongue in the Czech Republic.