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Flirt with Death


If you want really big thrills and some teamwork action, dabble in street luging. Olympians need an icy shoot, but anyone with a long skateboard and a helmet can give this a try. First, convince a friend to ride with you. Second, find a long, reasonably steep hill with some gentle curves and minimal traffic (none is best). Third, gear up with padding and helmets and go for a test drive to get the feel of using your bodies to move the board. And finally, given perfect road conditions and a soft place to land at the bottom, four people can have a killer race-with or without the spandex unitards.

The flirting with death part is an added thrill. Go against traffic. Do it with your eyes closed.

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