Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rollerman completes 1000ft mountain road descent in wheelie suit

French stuntman Jean-Yves Blondeau reached speeds of over 50mph racing down Tianmen Mountain in China in a specially designed rolling suit.

The self-styled "Rollerman" successfully completed the 6.5 mile run, which includes 99 hairpin bends, in under 20 minutes.

The inventor wore a 34-wheel roller suit for the stunt. As it is unpowered, Blondeau had to use his body to steer and adjust his speed down the steep road.

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After crossing the finish line on this knees, the 42-year-old French designer jumped up and punched the air. "Everything is okay. Just a strap went out. The wheels are still a little bit warm, but everything is still okay," Blondeau said.

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