Racing Tricycles Downhill Looks Like Real-Life Mario Kart (Video)

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No helmet, no shoes. Image via YouTube screenshot.

One more reason to visit New Zealand- they make tricycle riding incredibly bad-ass. This video, “Trike Drifting,” films the exploits of a crew of Kiwis as they race downhill on modified three-wheelers. They spin and weave through traffic, coming close enough to moving cars to give any concerned parent a heart attack on the spot. Not to mention that only one rider wears a helmet, and one doesn’t even wear shoes!

The video is the work of Devin Graham, who’s behind the jaw-dripping rope swing video we featured a little while back, and Lindsey Stirling, who’s also a hip hop violinist. Filming took just three hours. Graham’s approach is pretty minimal; he calls it “guerrilla film making.” He uses a camera and a glide cam to keep the shots steady- no lights, no preparation, no permits.

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Check out the “making of” video as well:

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