“The skiers who’ve decided that shere gravity doesn’t give them enough kick, hitch themselves to motorbikes and cars and take the fastest way home. Speeds of up to 100 miles per hour have been reached. Little wonder that it’s know as the most dangerous sport in the world.”
Watching this will make you applaud the human spirit. No, this sport isn’t cerebral. Nope, it’s not safe. No, it doesn’t even make much sense, but dammit, it’s awesome to watch and you know that these guys are getting one helluva thrill.
Imagine what would happen if a guy fell… He be torn apart by the screaming Porsche right behind him. It wouldn’t be pretty. That’s where the danger comes in. The overall chaos of the race doesn’t hurt the danger factor much, either.
World’s Most Dangerous Sport (1955). Filmed in Bavaria, Germany. Skiers are towed by cars and motorcycles travelling at great speed. Probably not considered the most dangerous sport by today’s standards! – Sporting History