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Downhill skateboarder Zak Maytum was recently captured blazing down one of the fastest runs in Colorado at speeds approaching 70 mph – with no freaking pads. The road also appears to have been active and was made up of “rough-ass pavement”, so when you watch the video after the jump you will be witnessing a combination of beautiful scenery and a guy that is one tiny mistake away from death.

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Kahlei Stone-Kelly from Victoria, Australia is still in diapers, but is already being called the next Tony Hawk due to his early mastery of skateboarding. Kahlei has been practicing since the age of 6 months and can already perform a number of tricks, as you will see after the jump.

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Watch a series of difficult skateboard tricks filmed at 1000 frames-per-second after the break. The results are hypnotic—and seriously impressive.

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For years, world renowned skateboarders have attempted to pull off a successful 1080, a three-rotation aerial maneuver that seemed virtually impossible until it was conquered by a 12-year old skating prodigy from Malibu. After several failed attempts, Tom Schaar performed the first successful 1080 at MegaRamp at Woodward West action sports camp in Tehachapi, California last Monday, saying:

“It was the hardest trick I’ve ever done, but it was easier than I thought.”

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In order to leave trails wherever they have been, these guys attached remote controlled cans of spray paint to the bottom of their skateboards and proceeded to create a Jackson Pollock-esque work of art in an empty pool. You can tell they’re good too, because there are actually complete lines of paint rather than a partial line leading to a huge puddle of paint and a dude crying in the fetal position.

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This video, entitled “Extremities” shows skater Aryeh Kraus with 6 tiny go pro cameras attached to his body and 3 more cameras filming from afar. If any of us tried this, these cameras would most likely show six views of us falling on our asses, or jamming our nads into railing – however, Aryeh’s talent provides a unique perspective that will fascinate, educate, and for some, nauseate. Check it out after the break.

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This is five minutes of people being awesome.

According to Kotaku, “Seen here is not a single piece of animation or visual trickery.”

I find myself wanting to look for the CGI, because some of these things defy reality.

It’s amazing, really, what people can do when they set their mind to things.

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