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Train-Surfing Extreme in Russia

Urban Action | I know it’s a controversial topic (especially because of a lot of people died!) but for some people train-surfing is just another kind of an urban extreme sport.

Although it’s illegal and dangerous – some would say because of – the small train-surfers scene experienced highlights in different countries in the last years. Nowadays, Russian teenagers in Moscow revive this formerly unfashionable sport again…

A new extreme and illegal sport, known as train surfing, is sweeping Russia’s capital. Dozens of young daredevils risk their lives to fight daily boredom and brighten their leisure. The craze involves riding on top or at the side of fast moving carriages, clinging on with their hands or with the aid of a belt. (Russia Today)

I don’t really know what to think about this revival of train-surfing in Russia. On the one hand every extreme sport is risky and dangerous to life but on the other no other extreme sport endangers other people in the way train-surfing probably does…

What’s your opinion? Share your thought by writing a comment!

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  1. This was a typical “sport” here in Rio de Janeiro in the 90′s… maybe the russian are influenced by brasilians now that we are “brothers” in BRICS.

    this old TV show documents it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWvE74c-BiU

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