The Capetonians who venture to this part of the blogosphere may remember the viral video of a longboarder setting off the Kloof Nek speed camera early this year. Although I gave this a very brief mention at the time, the video deserves a repost…
… if only because of what comes next.
Meet Decio Lourenco: graphic design student by day, downhill longboarder by night. After gaining fame (and notoriety from the Western Cape traffic officials) for the Kloof Nek stunt, Decio was contacted by Mercedes-Benz to hurtle down a section of Franschhoek Pass alongside an A 45 AMG driven by former professional racing driver Robbi Smith.
With the blessing of aforesaid traffic officials, who closed off the pass specifically for this to happen, a film crew from Bring Back Choirboy spent three days filming the pair of four-wheeled adrenaline junkies. The result — a simply breathtakingly choreographed high-speed ballet.
Further words simply do not do what you’re about to see justice.