This is the terrifying moment an adrenaline junkie broke the world skateboard speed record- hitting an impressive 80mph.
Daring Mischo Erban, 28, flew past the speed gun at 80.56mph- beating the previous record by 10.5mph to become the world’s fastest downhill skateboarder.
Erban completed the feat on Les Eboulements, Quebec, Canada, a road which has an 18-degree incline. The road, which translates to "the landslide", was chosen by the skater after he watched street lugers speed down it at breakneck speeds.
“When I sped off I got into an aerodynamic shape and just focussed on the yellow line in the middle of the road,” said Mischo Erban. “As I got faster the road started to disappear. There were a few bumps on the road but I just focussed on keeping myself tight.
“It was great fun and I got a real rush from knowing I was travelling at 80mph on a skateboard and watching the side of the road flash past me in my peripheral vision.
“I came to the hill thinking I would be scared but at the end it was just a game. I didn’t really even feel challenged.”
Mischo, has taken part in downhill skateboard for more than eight years and in that time he has torn his shoulder ligament and "lost a lot of skin". But despite skateboarding at 10mph faster than the UK motorway speed limit, the Czech-born daredevil claim he wants to double his speed.
“I want to be able to do 160mph but there isn’t a road which exists to do it on but I think it would be possible because it is possible for downhill skiers,” he added. "I hope to be afraid one day. I just need someone to build the right road first."