Xeni Jardin at 11:54 am Fri, Jul 6, 2012
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Video Link. Eric Nash, aka @onelovecandyman, is from Pasadena, CA, and works as a stuntman and actor in and around LA. You can see him stunt-busking sometimes along the Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. He's incredible. Post more videos, Eric!
(thanks, Joe Sabia)
more like “moonsprinting”, amirite??
I think the internet has conditioned me to not enjoy videos like this as much if there isn’t an epic fail at the end.
Wait, what, how?! That was awesome. I wonder if it would work on a non-wet (and thus slick) street, though.
That is terrific, though I’m having trouble wrapping my mind around the physics.
Ok! 21 seconds well spent!
Now watch it backwards.
Like Janelle Monae:
This is why I like youtube so much.
I had never heard of Janelle Monae before, and I find her (after listening to several ‘tubes of videos) music to be very tasty to my auditory taste buds.
Thank you for posting this, and cluing me in.
We used to do something like that on a long huge puddle in the street that would freeze in the winter. Made waiting for the school bus more fun. Then they fixed the street :(
And broke your childhood :(
This should be an Olympic sport.
I bet his name is Tlob Niasu ;)
50m reverse sprint skating?
Mr. Animation has been doing this for longer, also in Santa Monica and Venice.
Even when you slow-mo it, it’s still incredibly hard to see where he’s (actually) pushing off and where he’s landing. The foot is quicker than the eye.
Edit: Might he have that type of shoe that has a small wheel in the base of the sole? it would aid in bringing the foot behind him, plus it would explain that “scraping” sound that accompanies his stride …
Wheelies’ wheels ARE in the heels. But it feels like he’s peeling with the toe.
Remember when this guy made a whole action career based on one move?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayd7BAczuHY It’s as if the world got a billion times more talented with the advent of the Internet. Seriously, Candyman, make more videos please! Parkour saved James Bond. Boarding, cold, wet and skate, made sports interesting again. And Marquese Scott made the Zach Morris time-out a dance move. You can do ALL these things? I hear Wimbledon is more amenable to dance-fight-porn these days. You should seriously crash it.
That is indeed nothing short of epic! Thanks for the laughs :D
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