Dirk Auer: German on rails

I’m not generally a fan of stunts like Felix Baumgartner’s skydiving record. Despite whatever efforts were made to make it sound like an athletic feat, it was basically a test of his safety equipment. If it worked, he lived, and if it failed he didn’t. The role of Felix Baumgartner could have been played just as well by a mannequin https://valtabs.com with a gyroscope in it. Bungee jumping is pretty much the same thing, manufactured thrills for the serotoninally challenged.

Dirk Auer, though, may be in a different category.

He designed and built the skates himself.

He designed and built the skates himself.

He went 90kph (56mph, Americans).

He went 90kph (56mph, Americans).

If his quadriceps had weakened, he presumably would have died.

If his quadriceps had weakened, he presumably would have died.

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