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Adrenaline junkie skates 860 metre roller-coaster just 60 seconds

An adrenaline junkie has taken in-line skating to new heights and set a new world record after racing down a roller coaster at speeds of 56mph.

Dirk Auer decided to go where no sane man or woman had gone before and skated down an 860 metre track in just over a minute.

Wearing specially designed in-line skates, the German made the attempt on the Mammoth roller coaster at the Trips Drill theme park in Stuttgart.
Adrenaline junkie skates 860 metre roller-coaster just 60 seconds
Adrenaline junkie Dirk Auer takes on the Mammoth roller coaster at Trips Drill theme park in Stuttgart, Germany

The 36-year-old admitted he had placed his life at risk by performing the daredevil stunt.

'This was a very dangerous stunt because there were so many factors to consider,' he said.

'The roller caster is wooden and so unlike rides made from iron and steel there was always a chance of the odd nail or screw that would not be entirely flat.

Adrenaline junkie skates 860 metre roller-coaster just 60 seconds
Travelling at speeds up to 56mph, Auer skated the entire length of the roller coaster - 860 metres - in just over a minute

'If the skates were to catch a stray nail then I could have fallen and I would almost certainly have died.'

Spending two months planning the outrageous stunt, Mr Auer also designed and made the monster skates, which took him a total of 110 hours' work.

But he said there was no room for error and he used 16 rolls on each shoe.

'When I reached the first drop I was 30 metres high and this allowed me to reach speeds of 90kmh on descent.,' he said of Saturday's stunt.

Adrenaline junkie skates 860 metre roller-coaster just 60 seconds
The German built custom-made skates for the stunt and had 16 wheels on each shoe

After this some of the sides were so high that at times I was at 90 degrees and so it was very important to have as much traction as possible. Luckily everything went according to plan - it was a lot of fun.'

Mr Auer, from Gross-Gerau near Frankfurt, is considered to be the most extreme in-line skater in the world.

He already holds the world record for reaching speeds of 190mph as he was dragged along behind a Porsche GT2.

Adrenaline junkie skates 860 metre roller-coaster just 60 seconds
Auer makes it safely down the wooden roller coaster in just over a minute

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  1. It was a great record.I think break the record need more than 10 years
    stunt skates

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