Speeding Down Tianmen Mountain in a Rollerblading Suit

Jul 26, 2012
Outside Magazine

Earlier this week, video surfaced of 42-year-old French stuntman Jean-Yves Blondeau flying down Tianmen Mountain at speeds of more than 50 miles per hour in a 34-wheeled rollerblading suit. It took him just under 20 minutes to navigate 99 turns and make it down the 6.5-mile road to the spark-shooting finish. He zipped down on his belly through straightaways, got up on a knee to make tight turns, and skated upright through flat sections.

Last year, wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss visited the same region near the city of Zhiangjiajie, China, and flew threw Tianmen Cave.

For more on Blondeau, check out buggy-rollin.com.

—Joe Spring

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