Physics, skills, and experience altogether.
It's impossible to be able to do all that without the right balance in every turns...
I'll roll out off the track if I do it all right away without proper training...
Still, I think the speed is existed through the little turbulence created by the motorcycle, and the bobsledder's body is pretty small, which even supports him to get the wind to his side~
Simply saying, that pose is one of the great aerodynamic pose.
Just look at it, small air resistance, the body posture also provide gravitational balance, all you need to slide with your body is there~
I guess the spectating camera is quite holding him off, so I think he could possibly move faster if he's not using the camera on his back.
Wow, that was awesome. It must be one hell of an experience.
MOG this is crasy id love to do that!!!
hope god may save him.
That thing looks awsome, his suit looks like some thing form a 80s power ranger show or something ....^^ Ihave to say you will have to be nuts to hit thouse corners at such a speed, very fun race to watch :D
Do you even have hills at your place? I want that suit too.
I would love to have a suit like that! rollerboy looks like a robot. I thought that the biker was gonna run him over.
That looks moer dangerous that Street luging.
Even if it wasn't as epic as it could have been, that rollerboy is serious business. Did you see his face at the starting line? Serious.
He might add a small rocket on his back for long straights ´p
Japanese variety show+accuracy+realism=error: cannot devide by zero.
Fujiwara Tofu House AE86 would own them easy.
I have that music from video, is the F1 Theme. ;-)
Crashes can be painful I guess:P
see when you say chopper, ppl think about the American chopper chopper *i.e. suicide shifter, no shocks, etc Xp*
they should have raced him with a scooter
Terrible mental image of him flailing around trying to go uphill only to slide back down a few feet later.
...I spit milkshake over my monitor. I hope you're happy.
Like many people mentioned, this really does remind me of Initial D. It was interesting to see how he handled those corners by crouching up - very odd way. Would love to see in more detail how each of those wheels are attached and the degree of freedom they have with respect to leaning and turning.
yup that suit is only good if your going downhill & besides its got to be hard to stop going that fast. lets see human bobsled race up hill or even level ground.:)
Try out Star Motorcycles (Yamaha) Raider sometime. 1854cc and eats up curves like this. Not as well as say an R1 but very well for a production chopper. Plus the 122 Ft lbs of torque through out most of the usable RPM's means I pull away like mad. I score an 11.9 sec. in the quarter mile. The only cruser that beats it is the that goofy looking suzuki cruzer and that's only by a tenth of a sec.
The bike didn't really try to outrun him...
IT WAS STILL SO COOL! I love the way he drifts XD
lol downhill... I can imagine that.... x_X
I believe this wasn't exactly about who win or lose... but about a good show.
Either way not many would go downwill on that suit.^^
There is def. no way a chopper would lean more than the bike in the video, I think the person on the bike was trying to be careful though.
Omg this looks like aomething out of Air gear like some kinda Super Regalia ahaha!
That is way awesome!
Wish he'd start mass producing that suite :P
I was waiting for Rollerman to light a fart to speed boost. Never happened.
Wow, this is awesome! I've never heard of the Rollerman before, but now I'm watching other videos of him. This is just way too cool.
i think it would be safer than a bike hitting something hard at the same speed...
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madness...in a good way...
If there was a game that uses poeple wearing those suits... If left in my hands, they'll be dead...
Didn't really look like the Biker was taking it seriously.
Wow, seems like watching inital D where the 86 will use the curve to take the proceed into the lead as it can't win on just the horse power.
I would so like to do that :3
I remeber reading about this, but hadn't seen the video. That was awesome. Didn't seem like the Biker was trying though...
Air Gear Fever LOL.
rollerman still traveling pretty quick, consider its all momentum and physics
God damn that was freakish AWESOME. I need that suit. 8O
I actually thought this was kind of dumb... perhaps I'm not a big fan of these crazy abnormal challenges. I wonder if the motorcycle could have really won had there not been a human bobsled zooming around... or a camera to record the potential incident that could have occurred :P
they should make a rollerman anime in the form of initial d ^^ lol
i would love to see twin rollerman drift!
Set up.... yeah.
Still doesn't change the fact: I WANT THAT SUIT.
I'd never be late for school if i had that suit!
they should have just timed each of them instead of having them race one another.
i wonder how he would fare if he were to go uphill instead of downhill?
I think this man can create a new sport with Rollerblade that would seem interesting. That guy is crazy he could have gone off ramp...
rollerboy is french no ? why are they calling he takahashi ?
Wow.. That Rollerboy is totally nuts.. I like how he drifts down the mountain road, pretty awesome.. I think the biker can catch up to the Rollerboy.. Maybe he just being cautious not to hit the Rollerboy.. ^^
I dont think chopper can eat those curve like the rollerman did though. Chopper is a cruiser bike, not like superbike that can lean all the way to make a sharp turn.
I'm riding a chopper & I like to practice my drifting when the road is wet, so I know a thing or two about these bike ^^;
The rollerboy really know how to take advantage of each corners.
The human bobsled travels all the way to Japan to race with a motorcycle - see who wins below.
Via Pink Tentacle.