Riding a Kayak Down a Mountain in a Ditch Is Scarier Than a Rollercoaster

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Watching brave kayakers navigating tumultuous whitewater rapids is terrifying enough, but Rush Sturges and Ben Marr decided they needed a more exciting way to risk their lives. So they dragged a tandem kayak up to the top of a drainage ditch in the woods, and then hopped in for a ride back down that looks more thrilling than any rollercoaster.

Not only did they have to strategically use their paddles to keep their kayak upright through the entire ride, there’s a heart-stopping moment in the video where they both have to duck their heads down as they pass beneath an overhead wire that could have easily cut their trip — or their lives — short. [YouTube]