Trapeze Bolted to a Snowboard

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Mar 5, 2008 • References: hangboard & inventorspot
In 2001, a Canadian named Don Arney used his technical skill and his imagination aided, I'm guessing by some dangerous combination of beer, weed, boredom and fearlessness, to invent the HangBoard.

Basically the rider is suspended by trapeze from a small crane that is attached to a snowboard; the attachment point is between your legs. This looks like it could be a lot of fun, it also looks like it could be the last fun thing you'll ever do before your body is cracked in two like a walnut.

Oh, yeah, they call the rider a "pilot;" I'm guessing that's a hint at the odds of surviving a major crash. Stats for HangBoarding Trending: Older & Buzzing
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