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Street Luge - Grip, Speed, and Guts

Abdil Adzeem Ahmad Mahdzan

16-Apr-24 21:00

Street Luge - Grip, Speed, and Guts

This week we dive into the electrifying realm of street luge, a pulse-pounding sport that marries the edgy vibes of the X-Games with the rebellious spirit of skateboarding. Picture this: athletes laying flat on custom luge boards, racing down sleek, paved tracks at mind-blowing speeds that can eclipse 100 km/h. A heart-stopping fusion of skateboarding, sledding, and sheer bravery.

Born in the free-wheeling '70s, street luge exploded onto the scene when visionary skateboarders discovered that going horizontal could supercharge their velocity, and by the mid '90s, it had become a headline act in extreme sports arenas, with the Street Luge World Cup and the X-Games.

Meet Abdil Mahdzan who's been tearing up the international circuit for 26 years. He made his mark in 1998 while studying in the US and has since clinched the world title seven times, putting Malaysia firmly on the street luge map.

Photo credit: Miko Montifar Photography via Abdil Mahdzan | Facebook

Produced by: Daryl Ong, Julian Yap

Presented by: Daryl Ong

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Categories:  sports

Tags:  street lugedownhill skateboardingx-gamesx gamesstreet luge world cuplugebar noneextreme sportsskateboardingwinter olympics

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