Freebord down gnarly hills in South Africa? Check.
Watch your ride get hit by crashing plane? Check.
Pull pilot and passenger out of burning wreckage? Check and check.
Freebord’s Heroic Deed of the Week officially goes to the SA crew of Riccardo Webb, Nic Haralambous, Mike Stopforth, Craig Rodney, Rich Mulholland and Jonathan Herbst for doing all of the above and keeping cool under pressure. You guys can save our lives any day!
The Times (South Africa): Plane crashes into bakkie – no fatalities
A group of Johannesburg friends who saw the crash – and whose companions, Braganca and Vaulina, were in the bakkie – dragged the pilot and his passenger from the burning wreckage moments before it was engulfed by flames.
The group were “freeboarding”, an extreme sport in which a skateboard is ridden on steep tarred roads.
Rodney said the group did not feel heroic but “we were lucky to be there for them” because the plane was engulfed in flames moments after the men were dragged to safety.
wow thankfully they were there. good job guys thats out of this world
Wow wasn’t there like anywhere else in that huge open field/hill where they could’ve crashed? lol
awesome…just imagine looking down a run and seeing your car get nailed by a plane!!
I guess after exercising your bravery thru daily “freeboarding” , saving lives is child’s play.
fuck that i would of fucking pulled them out of the plane and kicked them in the stomach a few times for almost destroying my two girlfriends..
Thats some straight boyscout shit right there… good job guys!
that road looks sick! i hope that plane didnt fuck the road up.
that is freakin tight as hell! hell yes, that makes me feel good.
FREEBORD blowing up the mass media this week
NICE WORK, REPORT TO S.F. FOR YOUR MERRIT BADGE!
This guys deserve their own limited edition deck.
JOHN: Dude, I may have to take you up that.
Philips707: It’s a rad road 1.2km three tight turns, and a gnarly chicane right at the end.
Tim: Marco agrees, he’s just pissed that the Pure Rush pick-up (our “ski-lift” as it were) got taken out.
Everyone else: Thanks loads, looking forward to riding with you some time.
p.s. WTF. Why is this post tagged New Zealand? We’re about a 20-hour flight from there (21 hours if you include stopping to crash into freeborders).