Here we have one of the shortest clips we have ever featured, but it is definitely one of the most shocking and features a pretty horrific wipeout of a young kid on a flight of stairs. The unknown kid is playing with friends on a set of concrete steps in the rat runs somewhere in Brazil when he decides to slide down them on a Bodyboard.
Obviously a kid with style and a penchant for classic boards, as he is riding an old school Morey Boogie 7-X, he sets off at break neck speed and hurtles down the bumpy concrete wave. At first it looks like a brilliant bit of fun and he confidently takes the first flight with the bravado of lad who has down this many times. With just a pair of shorts on for protection, it is kind of obvious something will go wrong.
As he pitches over the top of the second flight, things are starting to look decidedly sketchy as he becomes airborne with the board, and also manages to leave his seated position off of the Bodyboard. As he reaches the bottom of the second flight and nearly at terminal velocity, he makes best endeavours to regain some control and slow himself down by digging his bare feet into the stairs.
Unfortunately this is the point when it all goes badly wrong. The poor mite is then launched headfirst over the falls and chest first into the 3rd flight and lands about the fourth tread down – without his board. It is both shocking and amusing, but we do feel for the young stuntman and hope he was not badly hurt. There is no word on the outcome of this 8 seconds of madness but it is inevitable the plucky Grom bagged a few bruises and grazes, but as my Nan used to say “Pain related learning is the best type of learning!” and I reckon the lads got the makings of Pro Bodyboarder after a wipeout like that!