Watch a Death Luge Fly Down a Mountain with No Brakes

By Kyle Wagner on at

You know in The Temple of Doom when the mine cart's brake gives out and obviously everyone is going to shoot out the side of a mountain and die? This is sort of that, except on purpose and in Austria.

What we have here is a single-pipe alpine coaster in Mieders, Austria, and our hero has chosen to not use his brakes at all. Though the ride is normally not all that intense, the out-of-control-no-slowing-me-down version is, um, less so. We've seen similar alpine coasters before, but this one strikes us as especially nuts, being a single track, being bereft of any safety netting, and voluntarily brakeless. [Reddit via Geekosystem]