Flying around on jetpacks, motorcycling on roller coasters, and even being towed on skis by an airplane -- these daredevil moves are all so 2014. But having a jet tow you while you're on a snowboard? Totally next-level daredevil move. And a pro snowboarder just became the first person to do it.
Jamie Barrow took on the challenge at Engadin Airport near St. Moritz, Switzerland. The 22-year-old Brit, who has already set records for the fastest snowboarding speed and for shredding the snow with jet engines, reached speeds of up to 78mph in three runs on the snow-covered runway during which he was tied to a PC12 aircraft by rope, clutching only a wooden handle for support. Somehow he managed to balance a straight line alongside the aircraft. Talk about a run when you wouldn't want to catch an edge.
The daredevil modeled his badass stunt after century-old photos of skiers being whisked around a frozen lake in St. Moritz while attached to a plane. Barrow hoped to perform his trick on the same lake, but the ice wasn’t stable enough. But snow-covered tarmac? Totally stable and safe.
And according to The Telegraph, Barrow says that if the plane was allowed to actually take off, he could’ve gone even faster.
Look out for this event in next year's X Games.