For all you adrenaline junkies out there, being normal isn’t exactly the most appealing thing. You guys jump out of planes instead of flying in them, you partake in extreme sports, and in this case, some ride longboards at speeds faster than a typical car instead of just riding it around town. With the need to always step up the intensity, the rush of adrenaline is well worth it. Here we have a speeding longboarder doing what most people in the world would probably be afraid to do.
Watch as longboarder and Boulder native Zak Maytum races down one of the fastest runs in Colorado! He is a professional downhillskateboard racer, owner of Venom Skate Products and world’s foremost aero helmet collector and enthusiast. With speeds approaching 70mph, the footage will definitely leave your palms sweaty.
It is called a Raw Run, recognized colloquially within the longboarding community as a recorded video showcasing the entire descent down the hill, from top to bottom. This is typically done all in one take, to showcase the rider’s consistency and skill and Zak lacks neither!
With both feet planted firmly on his board, Zak zooms past trees and properties; if you blink, you will miss it! When the 23-year-old balances himself on those nasty turns, the plates on his palms throw sparks behind them!